The Monkees are one of the more polarizng debate for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Detractors accuratly point to the fact their greatest hits were not written by them, nor did they perform on their earlier records. However, many of those songs that they performed (and did so live in concert often) have aged remarkably well and remain pop classics. It is that positive aspect that we will focus on today, as we mourn the loss of their lead singer, Davy Jones.
Jones and the rest of the Monkees may have been put together for the purpose of a television show, but the foursome blended well together and left a legacy behind that sounded anything but pre-fabricated. By many accounts, Davy Jones was a class act, and we will remember them fondly.