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The Monkees: Davy Jones Dies at 66; Farewell ‘Daydream Believer’

Monkees Davy Jones diesThe beloved lead singer of The Monkees has passed away at the age of 66. Davy Jones died this morning following a heart attack in Marin County, Florida.

During his career, Jones appeared in London’s West End and on Broadway in Oliver! and made memorable appearances as himself on various TV shows. The most well-remembered was on a Brady Bunch episode as Marcia’s celebrity date — a role he would reprise in the first Brady Bunch feature film.

He will always be best known however for being part of the other “fab foursome,” The Monkees, from 1965 until 1971. He sang lead vocals with the band and can be heard on such popular songs as “I Wanna Be Free,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” and “Daydream Believer.”

After the band disbanded, Jones continued to tour as a solo act and then as part of Monkees reunion tours. Forever remembered as a teen-idol, Yahoo Music named Jones the number one teen idol of all time in December 2008.

Jones is survived by his wife Jessica and four daughters from previous marriages.

What do you think? How will you best remember Jones’ work and career? Do you have a favorite Jones song?

 

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Darvedd March 1, 2012 at 10:18 am

The Monkees’ movie ‘Head’-a more adult version of them-still trippy watching the series though and they did develop in to a fine band of the period. RIP

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Donna February 29, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I am saddened by the passing away of Davy Jones. I am 61 and it really gives me thought to when you may leave this world. I grew up watching all his TV shows. My favorite song by The Monkees is “I’m Not Your Stepping Stone” but I like all of their music and have a few CD’s. I just watched a PBS special last month “60’s Pop, Rock & Soul” where Davy Jones was one of the hosts and he didn’t look like he aged hardly at all so I am shocked that he died of heart attack at the age of 66. For all who love Davy Jones, I hope you get a chance to watch the PBS special. I am glad that it wasn’t drug related but was because of natural causes. Whitney Houston and now Davy Jones. Too many are dying too young and my heart and prayers go out to his family and friends. We will miss you, Davy!

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