Davy Jones, Lead Singer of the Monkees, has Died
Davy Jones, age sixty-six, has died from an apparent heart attack on Wednesday February 29th. He had just paid a visit to his ranch and died in his car in his hometown of Indiantown, Florida. He is survived by his wife and four daughters, all from previous marriages.
Davy Jones was born in Manchester England and joined The Monkees in 1966. He contributed too many rock hits including “I’m a Believer” and “Daydream Believer.” He was a lead singer of the band that was formed to be a part of a television series about a rock band. The show was cancelled in 1968 and the group broke up two years later. The other members of the band included Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith, and Micky Dolenz. The band had reunited for a few different tours with the last one being in 2011.
Davy Jones was a star before he even joined the cast of The Monkees in his hometown. He had starred in the musical “Oliver” playing the role of the Artful Dodger. After the series ended he had occasional acting roles, including a guest spot on The Brady Bunch. He also owned and raced horses.