Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Rest Easy, Davy
Davy Jones of the Monkees died today in Florida of an apparent heart attack. He raised horses in Central Pennsylvania for a couple of decades, keeping to himself but occasionally playing free shows around the area. I saw him at one and he was wonderful, bantering with the small town crowd like it was Vegas. He's also the subject of one of my favorite celebrity kindnesses. In the 60s he witnessed an elderly woman being hit by a car while she was crossing the street and he not only visited her in the hospital everyday he also paid her bill. From everything I've ever heard about him he was a truly kind man. Rest easy, Davy.