Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Davy Jones, R.I.P.

From his obit in the Times (my emphasis): 

Perhaps Mr. Jones’s most enduring legacy takes the form of a name. The name belongs to another English musician, who burst on the scene some years after the Monkees. This man, too, had been born David Jones. But thanks to the Monkees’ renown, he knew he would have to adopt another name entirely if he was to have the hope of a career. 

So he called himself David Bowie.

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