The K-EARTH 101 Morning show had the pleasure of talking with Davy Jones just over a year ago as he prepared for a show in California at the Pepperdine University.
As we remember Davy’s life and career this morning, we’re re-airing this exclusive interview filled with stories and memories spanning his spectacular journey as a Monkee to his favorite pastimes at home.
When our interview first aired in Sept. 2010, Davy Jones was gearing up for a big show in California long before he got back together with his Monkee-mates Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz for their 45th Anniversary Tour.
The fun, spirited Davy talked about his calm life long after the height of Monkeemania ended, spending his free time tending to his ranch and horse riding — a passion he’s held since just the age of 14.
Davy shared stories from the start of becoming a Monkee on the hit TV sitcom and muses about his good friends and bandmates. He remembers in particular about the first time he heard The Monkees’ debut single “Last Train To Clarksville” played on the radio while cruising in Micky’s mustang, weeks before the show even aired.
“We both looked at each other, ‘Clarks’ had started to play,” recalled Davy. “It was six weeks before the show was on air, and it caught my breath. Every time I hear it now…where ever it is, I go, ‘whoa – that’s me!’”
Davy jokes about his fame and life after The Monkees, but one thing is certain, he was also gracious to his fans all around the world who’ve supported his music for over 40 years.
Listen to our entire conversation with Davy in the audio below to hear more stories from his past and humorous, silly personality that this ‘Monkee’ was so well known for.