The Monkees’ Davy Jones Said the United States ‘Embraces’ Talent More Than His Native England

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The Monkees found success in the United States and the United Kingdom. During an interview, The Monkees’ Davy Jones said Americans had a very different attitude toward entertainers than the English. He said a certain thing happened when an entertainer touched the hearts of Americans.

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Davy Jones revealed why The Monkees were ‘very lucky’ in the U.S.

Jones was the only member of The Monkees who was originally from England. During a 1999 interview with E! Entertainment, Jones discussed his feelings about the U.S. “We’re very lucky because we got newscasters, and radio stations, and people all around this country, that grew up with The Monkees you know,” he said. “And it’s a country that embraces entertainmeners and talent unlike England and some other places. They always want you to prove yourself over and over again. Once you touch the hearts of the Americans, its stays with them.”

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