It’s without question that the music world is mourning the sudden loss of the former teen idol and artist Davy Jones, especially two of his close band mates from [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Monkees[/lastfm], Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork.
Just last summer the three band members reunited for a 45th Anniversary Concert celebrating the greatest hits the group spawned over their four decade career, and Davy’s two friends shared their condolences about the great loss of a influential singer, band mate and friend.
Update: Fourth member, Michael Nesmith has also shared his memories in a touching tribute about Davy Jones.
Peter Tork shared a statement on his official Facebook page:
It is with great sadness that I reflect on the sudden passing of my long-time friend and fellow-adventurer, David Jones.
His talent will be much missed; his gifts will be with us always. My deepest sympathy to Jessica and the rest of his family.
Adios, to the Manchester Cowboy.
Peace and love, Peter T.
Micky Dolenz shared on his Facebook page:
Can’t believe it…Still in shock…had bad dreams all night long. My love and prayers go out to Davy’s girls and family right now…
Michael Nesmith posted a tribute to Davy Jones on his Facebook page:
All the lovely people. Where do they all come from?
So many lovely and heartfelt messages of condolence and sympathy, I don’t know what to say, except my sincere thank you to all. I share and appreciate your feelings.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.
While it is jarring, and sometimes seems unjust, or strange, this transition we call dying and death is a constant in the mortal experience that we know almost nothing about. I am of the mind that it is a transition and I carry with me a certainty of the continuity of existence. While I don’t exactly know what happens in these times, there is an ongoing sense of life that reaches in my mind out far beyond the near horizons of mortality and into the reaches of infinity.
That David has stepped beyond my view causes me the sadness that it does many of you. I will miss him, but I won’t abandon him to mortality. I will think of him as existing within the animating life that insures existence. I will think of him and his family with that gentle regard in spite of all the contrary appearances on the mortal plane.
David’s spirit and soul live well in my heart, among all the lovely people, who remember with me the good times, and the healing times, that were created for so many, including us.
I have fond memories. I wish him safe travels.