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Davy Jones’ Monkees bandmate Micky Dolenz stopped by “Today” Thursday (March 1) to talk about Jones, who passed away from a heart attack at the age of 66 Wednesday.

“He was the last one that I thought … he was the youngest one of us. I suspect a little bit of it might have been genetics. Both his parents passed early on …. father passed away, I believe of a heart attack,” says Dolenz, of his good friend’s death.

“He was always the go-to guy for fun and for a laugh. He never took himself or any of us, we never took ourselves too seriously. He was a jokester, always was,” Dolenz continues, remembering. “I remember him very clearly because we had some of the background, so even in the very early auditions, I remember that we connected because I’d been in showbiz as a kid … and he’d been on stage. We had that connection in common. We hit it off and stayed very good friends.”

And as for the magic of the Monkees in the 1960s, Dolenz says, “It’s that serendipitous sort of thing, catching lightning in a bottle. There’s no formula. But you get lucky. Certain people get together and that chemistry happens. It’s like a little bit of magic. It certainly happened with us.”

You’ll be missed, Davy Jones.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."