Just saw on the news that Davy Jones from the Monkees died today. Now, I always liked the Monkees but I'll be honest with you, it was Davy Jones that I loved! My cousin and I used to imitate our aunts (whe were not that much older than we were) and pretend that we were going out on dates. My cousin, Glenda, always had Elvis as her date. My date was Davy Jones, always, every time! When Glenda came to my wedding shower, just before I married my husband from England, she hugged me and said, "You finally got your Davy Jones!"
"Oh, I could hide neath the wings of the bluebird as she sings"
Now, this is not to say that I don't love Elvis. I do, but I always felt as if Elvis was like a relative to me, he reminded me very much of one of my favorite uncles, Jake. I grew up watching the really silly movies Elvis made, but I loved them. Hey, he was Elvis! When he did that special that they now call the "Comeback Special" in 1968, I can still remember how really special that TV show was...one of the songs that he did on that show was especially written for his show and I thought of it today because one of the lines from the song is "there must be birds flying higher in a sky more blue". (I suppose I was thinking of my blue sky photos from Stone Mountain.) After Elvis was given this song to sing...he said he was never going to sing another song he didn't believe in, or make a movie he didn't believe in. If you watch him sing this song, there is such emotion in his voice and in his movements. I wish the singers of today had just half as much heart and soul...
Davy Jones and Elvis Presley, I love them both. They may now both be gone, but I will always love them.