Something for the Weekend: The Monkees - "Pleasant Valley Sunday"
I was saddened to hear of the death of Davy Jones during the week, not because I was a particular fan of the Monkees (I am a Beatles man), but because of the loss of another small part of my childhood. Growing up in the late sixties, I remember watching The Monkees on TV on Saturday evenings, with the rest of the family. By way of tribute, here is my favourite Monkees song. Pleasant Valley Sunday is perhaps slightly more serious than most of their other songs, a social commentary on status symbols written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King: