I hear ya! I was really saddened by this news today.
In my first band, the lead singer had a tambourine with Davy's face on it with the Monkee's logo.
They were tremendous performers and entertainers. I saw Davy, Mike and Peter in 2000 and what a show. They were just here last summer and Peter visited one of our small guitar shops.Their songs were written by Tin Pan Alley's finest- Carole King, Neil Sedaka,
and Boyce and Hart, & produced by Don Kirshner and Snuff Garrett. Their movie "Head" is a cult psychedelic classic written and co-produced by Jack Nicholson.
Hendrix opened up to two shows
for them- if you can see the footage- the crowd, that came to see the Monkees, is priceless.
Davy had a horse farm here in Central Pennsylvania.http://www.insidepamagazine.com/Summer_2010/article4.htm
here's the wiki for more info on Davy and the band. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monkees
thanks for the post Glenn!