Monday, January 21, 2008

Cheer Up, Sleepy Jean

John Stewart, a former member of the Kingston Trio who had a solo hit of his own, "Gold," in 1979, died over the weekend in San Diego. He was 68.

However, the song he wrote that will outlast all of us is "Daydream Believer," which was an enormous smash in 1967 for The Monkees, who took it all the way to #1. It's a great song, even though I don't know what the hell it's all about.

Here is the music video The Monkees produced for the song (not that it was called a music video at the time). This and several other videos were filmed and aired on the group's NBC sitcom, usually as the tag after the main story and before the closing credits.


Richard Harland Smith said...

That's so weird - I met Peter Tork.

Richard Harland Smith said...

I mean, this weekend.