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A Fan Letter

Going through some papers, I came across this fan letter that I received in 2010, just after our show in Elgin, Illinois:

Dear Davy,
When I was a kid, I caught the Monkees during the early 1970s reruns. I was in first grade back in 1974-75 when I wrote in my diary, “I love Davy Jones and I will meet him some day.” Who knew a little girl’s diary dream would really come true? That someday came, in 1987, at a fundraiser for the Make a Wish Foundation, during the years just after the Monkees’ twenty-year reunion tour.

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During that time I met a group of friends and we decided to form a fan club… “The Purple Flower Gang.” Some of the “gang” has parted ways, but through the years we have seen and talked with each other now and again. I headed off to college and lost touch for a while, then got married and started having children in 1997. It was at that time that I reunited with my “Monkee” friends.
A couple years ago, you finally, as the song says, “came to my town,” Elgin, Illinois. It was here that I got to really meet you and sit and talk… almost 20 years after the first time I met you. (And hey, I think we both look pretty darn good! ☺) You were so very nice, and I appreciate that so much.
I guess I am babbling on and on, to say, thank you. Thank you for the fun. Thank you for the wonderful music. Thank you for the laughter. Thank you for being so kind.
Now, tonight, after almost 25 years, I will sit front row CENTER! I cannot wait.

Lots of love and many blessings to you and your family!
Dawn (Van Meter) Hoffman

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PS: My ten-year-old daughter is a fan too! See what us moms do! I couldn’t bring her tonight because it was just too much for us to swing the money to buy two tickets. I am hoping to bring her around some time soon. I thought I’d share a picture of my husband Harry and babies (daughter Emily Grace and son Harrison).

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In Loving Memory of Jim Straub…

straub

We would like to note the passing of our dear friend and neighbor, Jim Straub, an honest, humble man who enjoyed the simple things in life… antique cars, Steelers games, a beer with his neighbors, and time with his beloved family.

Jim was always there to lend a hand… feeding the cats, cutting a tree, even unloading hay.

He was a true friend… a great loss.

To my pal Jim… You will never be forgotten. GO STEELERS!

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A New Year’s Hello to My Family, Friends, and Fans!

davy at pier

Amazing, really, how fast last year went by. We have been to Japan and Canada, and to England for my daughter Jessica’s wedding. She’s married to a great guy from Pennsylvania. The grandkids are growing fast.

My wife Jessica and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary on August 30th. We exchanged gifts and ate at one of our favorite restaurants—life is good. [read on]

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More Rare Davy Music Reissued As Download Albums

Davy’s Bandcamp site just posted Davy Sings the Monkees & More (Live in Japan) (19 tracks!) and an expanded version of Christmas Jones with an alternate “long version” of “When I Look Back On Christmas,” a remastering of the 1987 audiobook version of “Manchester Boy” (vastly improved fidelity), and other rarities. [posted by admin]

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Latest Davy Radio Interview

 

On 11/11/10, Davy was interviewed by Alan Barnes, producer/co-host of a radio show on WCTC 96.5 FM in Chincoteague, VA. The interview is on YouTube in two parts (with slide show):
Part 1Part 2 [posted by admin]

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‘Gold Tone’ Is Golden!

goldtoneDavy supports the music projects made by his musicians. In particular, Davy is a fan of Eric Biondo a.k.a. Beyondo (trumpet, percussion, vocals in Davy’s band). Eric has released a string of critically acclaimed recordings, the latest being Gold Tone. You can buy Eric’s CDs and downloads on CD Baby or download Gold Tone directly from bandcamp.com. Davy (himself a trumpeter) gives Gold Tone a “thumbs up!” [posted by admin]

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Me and My New Haircut!

“Me and My New Haircut,” a duet with Davy Jones and Billy Kelly, is officially out on YouTube, and the song can be downloaded on iTunes. Take a look. [posted by admin]

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‘Incredible’ Download Version

incredibleIncredible, Davy’s “great lost power pop album of the 80s,” is now available as an expanded download edition—with detailed liner notes and five bonus tracks from 1986-89: the “ukulele version” of “Manchester Boy,” both sides of the “Don’t Go” single, and alternate takes. Songs include Davy’s thunderous remake of “Valleri” as well as songs by John Stewart (“Daydream Believer”) and Wreckless Eric (“Whole Wide World”). Produced by Davy Jones and Mark Clarke (The Monkees, Billy Squier, Uriah Heep). [posted by admin]

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Davy’s Christmas Package Now On Sale!

THIS ITEM IS SOLD OUT!!!
christmaspackageGive the gift of an autographed holiday greeting card from Davy along with his “Christmas Jones” CD… only $25 (plus shipping), while supplies last, at Davy’s shopping page[posted by admin]

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Davy Makes a Splash in the San Francisco Bay!

We already posted an interview from SFGate, but we found some other interviews and articles that appeared before Davy’s October 8-10 concerts at the Rrazz Room:
Davy Jones Is Still a Believer
Davy Jones: The Never-Idle Idol
Hey, Hey, He Still Sings The Monkees Tunes
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