Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Peter Tosh in the Monkees??

A USA Today story on the death of Davy Jones of the Monkees:

With an infectious smile and easy humor, the diminutive Briton played the Paul McCartney role in the Beatles-inspired quartet, which also included Peter Tosh, Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith.

Jones sang lead on some of the group's biggest hits, including Last Train to Clarksville and I'm a Believer.

Jones, who like his bandmates had continued to perform, had dates scheduled for March.

Formed in 1966 by Hollywood producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider, The Monkess quickly stormed radio and TV airwaves with a string of chart-topping songs that went on to sell an estimated 65 million copies worldwide


Peter Tork, anyone?

Separately
Musical Patents in Memory of Davy Jones

2 Comments:

Blogger Mimi from French Kitchen said...

Best laugh I've had in weeks was reading the comments under the USA Today article.

Yikes, what are they teaching in J-schools these days? And who the heck wrote the article, the USA Today janitor?

4:51 PM  
Blogger Dr. G said...

Still outstanding is the misattribution of lead vocals on "Last Train to Clarksville." Micky Dolenz provided lead vocals on that tune. In addition, there were a slew of lazy lunkheads copying and pasting the misinformation all over the web.

Bad researchers, bad writers, bad editors; Sad situation. Welcome to the Wikiverse.

6:57 PM  

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