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  • davyjones-monkeesFormer “Monkees” lead singer Davy Jones is a believer. He is working on plans for a reunion of the 1960s band that began as a comedy television show and went on to sell millions of records. But sources say he’s more like a daydreamer.

    Only a year ago, Jones flatly ruled out getting back together with bandmates Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith, all of whom are now in their 60s.

    “It’s not a case of dollars and cents. It’s a case of satisfying yourself. I don’t have anything to prove. The Monkees proved it for me,” he said at the time.

    Now that he’s changed his tune, the singer is eying a string of concerts in 2011.

    Jones says, “We’re talking about doing a tour next year with The Monkees. There’s talk about a show with dialogue.”

    But the 64 year old is urging his bandmates to shape up before they hit the stage again: “My thing is I just don’t want to get on stage with a bunch of old guys.”

    Dolenz has been performing regularly in his own shows, and touring with ’60s singers Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits and Mark Lindsay, formerly of Paul Revere and the Raiders.

    The Monkees during their heyday.

    Dolenz issued a pointed no comment, when asked about a reunion.

    A source close to bandmembers say a reunion is unlikely.

    The Monkees television show aired from 1966 to 1968. The band continued releasing records until 1971.

    The band had some of the best writers in music at that time and had a string of hits, including “I’m a Believer”, “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone”, “Daydream Believer”, “Last Train to Clarksville”, and “Pleasant Valley Sunday.”

    Dolenz recently released a tribute album to one of the band’s writers, the legendary Carol King. The album is called King for a Day.