I’ll meet you at the station

Monkees’ singer Davy Jones, who died of a heart attack at the age of 66 today, played Youngstown on June 9, 1976 at the Tomorrow Club as part of Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart. The group was made up of former Monkees Jones and Mickey Dolenz along with the original song writers of the ’60s hits Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart. At this stage, the band (or what was left of it) was just beginning to dip its foot into the nostalgia pool. The full second Monkees explosion wouldn’t happen for a decade when the old ’60s TV show enjoyed huge ratings on MTV.

This concert tour was not totally about nostalgia though. Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart were supporting an album. It wasn’t well received by the public, but earned a smattering of critical praise.

WHAT THE SHOW SOUNDED LIKE: Here’s a clip of Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart performing the Monkees’ hit “Last Train To Clarksville” on TV in 1976.

 

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2 thoughts on “I’ll meet you at the station

  1. Mike says:

    I was at this show. The Denison Stars, a British Invasion band (who I suspect might not have been British at all) opened up. They were very good and had a fabulous sound system, including (as one of them told me) a “Cooper Doubler” that gave their vocals that double-tracked Beatles sound. They did Beatles, Hollies and other such groups very well.

    My memory of DJB&H was that Micky’s arm was in a cast from a recent injury, and that they played the single from the Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart album, “I Still Remember the Feeling,” which was a pretty decent song.

    And finally, Keith Allison, known for his appearances on Dick Clark’s “Where the Action Is” daily TV show, was in the back-up band. For the encore, they did “Get Back,” with Allison singing lead. Keith’s resemblance to Paul McCartney, much commented upon in the 60s, was still very much intact, so the cumulative effect was uncanny!

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