A mid-2013 Monkees concert is a powerful reminder of why these guys were such big stars in the mid-'60s. The band's three surviving members — Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork — dole out the hits like a vintage jukebox at a family-style restaurant. But a modern Monkees show serves up a good deal more, including a pinch of the banter that made the Monkees everyone's favorite wise-cracking, prefab pop band — and, perhaps best of all — a generous serving of Nesmith's music.
The three surviving members of The Monkees -- Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork -- will hit the road in November for a brief 12-date tour. The performances will mark Nesmith's first live appearances with the band since 1997.
Davy Jones, the lead singer of The Monkees, is dead at age 66. TMZ reports that an official from the medical examiner's office for Martin County, Florida, has confirmed they received a call from Martin Memorial Hospital informing them that Jones had passed away.