Davy Jones of the Monkees has died at age 66.
I was eight years old, a neighbor girl I often played with was nine when we got into a serious fight over which one of us was going to marry Davy Jones when we grew up. We were serious. Kids, huh? Only a few years later I no longer thought he was especially cute and the Monkees were just kid stuff. As young girls always do, I moved on to other pop star crushes.
I never completely outgrew some of the Monkees’ songs. (Pardon the advertisement. Of the available videos I like this one best.)