It’s been nearly four months since the surprising passing of Monkees singer Davy Jones. While many have begun to move on, some are still feeling the effects of his absence, including his former bandmate and friend, Micky Dolenz.
Dolenz spoke with New York sister station CBS-FM’s Ron Parker today (June 14) to discuss the loss of Jones as he begins to move forward with other ventures, like his tour with The Turtles and a possible return to Broadway.
“We’re still all kind of reeling from it a little bit,” says Dolenz of Jones’ sudden death. “I was in shock, I still am. I’m still dedicating part of the [live] show to his memory.”
But like many who mourn the loss of someone close to them, Dolenz must return to normalcy. For him that means getting on the road and performing. This summer and fall Micky will be on tour with The Turtles once again as a part of their Happy Together Tour.
“I did it a couple years ago and had a great time,” says Dolenz. “It’s a great show. Two and a half hours of nothing but top ten hits.” Joining The Turtles and Dolenz will be Gary Puckett, The Grass Roots and The Buckinghams.
Looking farther down the road, Dolenz is looking to return to a venture he enjoyed in the recent past; musical theater. Before last year’s tour with the Monkees, Dolenz was in the West End of London performing in Hairspary.
“People have called my agents about going back to Broadway and also to London in the West End to do a show over there.”
Listen to CBS-FM’s entire interview with Micky Dolenz:
– E.J. Judge, WCBSFM New York