Davy Jones dead. Massive heart attack. Only 66. Note to self: get screened for arthrosclerosis.
Sobering thought: Only two Beatles are still alive.
Nagging questions: If Ringo and Paul cut a 2012 record with Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, would they be called a Super Group? Which would be “the funny one?” Would they call themselves The Survivors? Isn’t there already a group called The Survivors? Or was that a reality show?
Second sobering thought: At 5-foot-3, Davy Jones towered over Paul Williams and Danny DeVito, who stand 5-foot-zilch.
Answer to your question: No, Mike Nesmith wouldn’t be in The Survivors. He’s not in anything anymore. To his credit.
Inquiring minds ask why: Paul Simon is also 5-foot-3, but no one seemed to make a big deal about it.
Who knew? Elton John says he stands 5-3⅓, which makes him MUCH taller than Paul Simon and the late Davy Jones. Mahatma Gandhi was also 5-3, but weighed considerably less than any of them because of a special diet.
I saw Pat Benatar in concert twice, sat real close to the stage, and until today, when I looked at the Tall Club of New York City website – which inexplicably lists the heights of short people – I had no idea she stood just 5-foot-nothing.
Gymnast Olga Korbut, who was known for being tiny (5-1), is 2 inches taller than the late Judy Garland, who was known for looking down on the Munchkins.
I better stop before Little People of America or the ACLU call.