Davy’s “Kickiest” Day

London’s huge Wembley Stadium is usually a sports arena. Only for such special events as a Monkees concert does it allow performers rather than athletes to step on its beautiful turf. Davy Jones, of course, knows all about the sporting tradition of Wembley. And when he found himself all alone in Wembley, with its thousands of seats empty, and with an hour to spare, he suddenly decided to do what millions of British boys dream of: Play ball at Wembley! Quickly, he grabbed a soccer ball and began to kick it around in the stadium of champions. FLIP’s Ric Klein was there to cover the history-making happening, and this is what Davy’s “kickiest” day looked like!

  • Davy Jones
    Davy’s not dressed for sport, but the suede boots sure can grab a hold of the ball!
  • Davy Jones
    Davy sets up a shot. Hours later, Wembly [sic] would be filled with thousands of British Monkeemaniacs!
  • Davy Jones
    The shirt’s getting in Davy’s way, so he decides to get rid of it.
  • Davy Jones
    Davy looks like he’s talking to the ball as he loosens up in the famous stadium, playing on the same field where world championship games are played!
  • Davy Jones
    Even in a deserted stadium, a Monkee is really never completely alone. And here Davy signs an autograph for an unexpected visitor.
  • Davy Jones
    Breathless, Davy takes a break to rest a while.
  • Davy Jones
    After playing for nearly an hour, Davy realizes that it might be easier to kick the ball with his bell bottoms tucked into his groovy boots. Then he played a little more before calling it a day—a day he won’t forget for a long time!

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Magazine: Flip
Published:
Publisher: Kahn Communications Corporation
Pages: 60–61