From The Research Vault: Monkees tour pays homage to Jones, Variety, 2013

 
From The Research Vault: Monkees tour pays homage to Jones, Variety, 2013
 

Of all the possible ways the Monkees could have responded to the death of the group’s most popular member (and biggest sex symbol), staging a nationwide reunion tour mere months afterward would not have seemed the most obvious. Yet that’s exactly what the erstwhile ’60s TV institution did after the death of Davy Jones from a heart attack last year.

In fact, it was at a private family and friends memorial for Jones that the remaining Monkees — Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith — resumed long-tabled discussions about working together again. 

“Actually we were all thinking of touring almost six months before Davy passed,” recalled Dolenz. “There had been conversations and emails exchanged between us all during that time. So in a way it was like, ‘What do we do now?’”

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