Davy Jones, Former “Monkees” Member Dead At 66 |1945-2012

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All right it’s official, 3 Chics were big Monkees fans. Shout out to Mr. Jones and prayers to his family.

Singer Davy Jones of The Monkees dies in Fla at 66

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Davy Jones, the heartthrob singer who helped propel the made-for-TV rock band The Monkees to the top of the pop charts as an American version of the Beatles, died Wednesday. He was 66.

His publicist, Helen Kensick, confirmed Jones died of a heart attack in Indiantown, where he had lived. Jones complained of breathing troubles early in the morning and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, said Rhonda Irons of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s spokeswoman said there were no suspicious circumstances.

Born in Manchester, England, Jones had stylishly long hair, boyish good looks and and a British accent that endeared him to legions of screaming young fans after “The Monkees” premiered on CBS in 1966.

Aspirations of Beatles-like fame were never fully achieved, however, as the TV show lasted just two years. But The Monkees made rock ‘n roll history as the band galvanized a wide American following with love-struck hits such as “Daydream Believer” and “I’m a Believer” that endure even today.

Jones was born on Dec. 30, 1945, and became a child star in his native England who appeared on television and stage, including a heralded role as “The Artful Dodger” in the play “Oliver.”

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What were some of your memories of Davy Jones?

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24 Responses to Davy Jones, Former “Monkees” Member Dead At 66 |1945-2012

  1. blksista says:

    One more thing: my mother bought me Monkees’ albums, and when I got tired of them, I passed them onto my younger brother and sister, who came to watch The Monkees in reruns.

  2. blksista says:

    I did have a crush on Davy Jones, too. Until I realized how short he actually was. I was a bit older when The Brady Bunch appearance aired, but I was jealous of Marcia Brady nevertheless.

    Later, I came to like Peter Tork. In fact, while I was living in S.F. in the Nineties, I used to frequent a sushi joint that Tork liked. Saw him there a couple of times, too. We just smiled at each other while he was being interviewed for some magazine/weekly, and even when I left the restaurant, he kept smiling at me from the window. He’s been battling cancer recently and he’s 70 and lives in Connecticut. Wish I could have busted up that interview anyway just to talk to him.

  3. rikyrah says:

    before MTV, we saw a ‘video’ pretty much every week with The Monkees.

    RIP, Davy.

    I also remember the Brady Bunch episode with Marcia and Davy Jones.

    I was a little Black girl who loved The Monkees.

  4. Hey, Jueseppi!

    It’s nice here. NO COLD WEATHER. I hate cold.

    ****stares @Rikyrah & Ametia****

  5. Ametia says:

    LOL Naw; it was a harmless crush. And I did PROPOSE to my hubby. Not on bended knees, though. LOL

  6. Lisa MB says:

    *sad face* – had the biggest crush on Davy at all of 6 years old! :)

    Fave memory is his appearance on The Brady Bunch. His accent was so delightful.

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