Watch Davy Jones’ Monkees audition

Davy Jones passed away just two days ago, yet we’ve managed to get our hands on this rather winsome video footage from his Monkees audition, recorded some 47 years ago when Davy was just 19. The still-wet-behind-the-ears singer smiles widely and jokes with the interviewer about making “a terrible sound” when asked what kind of sound his band plays. It’s a touching reminder that a performer – in any category – is ultimately still a person, and an especially touching reminder of just how young Davy was when his life changed forever.

Also, check out this gnarly clip of The Monkees’ best song (in my opinion), “The Porpoise Song,” from the “Head” soundtrack.