“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.