CBS-FM’s On Air Staff Picks Their Favorite Songs by the Monkees

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AP Photo/Ray Howard

AP Photo/Ray Howard

Everyone at CBS-FM is saddened by the news about Davy Jones, who passed away this morning at the age of sixty-six.

A couple members of our on air staff picked their favorite tracks from the Monkees and recollect why they were so special to them.

“(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone”


“A Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart tune that just has a great 60s sound. I’ve always liked this even though they all didn’t perform on it.”

- Dan Taylor

“This song takes me back to the TV Show. The look and that really cool Monkeemobile that I always wanted to drive!”

- “Brooklyn’s Own” Joe Causi


“(It’s So) Nice To Be With You”


ron parker and davey jones CBS FMs On Air Staff Picks Their Favorite Songs by the Monkees“I wish this story was not true about Davey. I had wonderful opportunities to spend some quality time working concerts and promotions with Davey. My favorite song of his takes you back to 1969. It was called ‘It’s So Nice To Be With You’ by the Monkees. Davey sang lead vocals. This was one of my favorite songs from High School. At the time I was dating a special girlfriend who was nice to be with.”

- Ron Parker


“Valleri”


“A very underplayed song, in my opinion. And by this time, each member of the Monkees had become musicians. Oh, and you just gotta love those harmonies!”

- “Broadway” Bill Lee


“(Theme From)The Monkees”


“When I was a kid, my sister and I would grab our air guitars and play along as if we were the Monkees. One of the great moments from my childhood!”

- Lenny Bloch

“My favorite song is the theme from The Monkees TV show. As soon as those first notes play, it’s Monday night and I’m in front of the TV watching them. It was a total musical and visual experience… and I still have my Monkees albums and lunchbox!”

- Sue O’Neal



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