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.