Monkees Will Miss Davy Jones's Funeral
It looks like the rest of the band will not attend the 60s star's memorial.
The surviving members of The Monkees have announced that they will probably not be attending the funeral of singer Davy Jones, who died last week.
"My understanding is they want to avoid a media circus," drummer Mickey Dolenz told Billboard. "The family wants to keep it very, very low-key and very, very private. And you can imagine as soon as one or two or any of us were to show up, it would very quickly be degraded into something that I don't think his immediate family would want to deal with."
Jones died of a heart attack on February 29 in Florida. He was lead singer with the "manufactured" 60s band, whose hits included Daydream Believer, Last Train To Clarksville and I'm A Believer. The reunited group last toured in 2011, without original member Mike Nesmith.
Dolenz also added that any further work as The Monkess was now in doubt: "We've had a sort of unspoken, I guess, agreement over the years that if it's just two of us getting together we never called it the Monkees. I can see us getting together to do a memorial concert, of course, but right now I can't imagine anything else happening without the Manchester Cowboy."
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