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On the Monday edition of “The Freak Power Ticket” (March 12, 11am-12noon): A Tribute to the late Davy Jones, and his 1960’s pop-rock group The Monkees.
The “focal point” of the band some derided as “The Prefab Four,” teen idol Davy Jones, born in Manchester, England in late 1945, died suddenly of a heart attack on February 29th. The Monkees were a 1960s version of the “boy band,” but the quartet transcended such origins and became something much more independent and artistically important than most anyone would have ever anticipated.
A former Santa Barbaran, Davy Jones, will be remembered in an interview with Andrew Sandoval, a Grammy-nominated producer and engineer, author of The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the 60s TV Pop Sensation, and the band’s manager.
Sandoval will reflect on his twenty-five years of friendship with Davy Jones, and with the entire quartet.
Producer/host Ted Coe adds, “I’ll be certain to discuss the legend behind the making of The Monkees’ 1968 cult-film Head, which was conceptualized in something of a haze in nearby Ojai, California with screenwriter Jack Nicholson and the band’s co-creator Bob Rafelson, who both went on to blaze new cinematic trails especially during the 1970s.”
The show will be rounded out by a few samples from Sandoval’s online 1960’s-music radio show, Welcome to the Sunshine, along with selections of Monkees tracks, solo works, music by the band’s contemporaries, and covers.
“The Freak Power Ticket” airs on Mondays in the winter from 11am-12Noon.