Daydream Believer And Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dies

Davy Jones

Davy Jones on the set of RECOiL with writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio. Jones played a detective and sang a musical number that didn't make the final cut.

Stuart, FL—Davy Jones, best known as the lead singer for the 1960s made-for-TV band “The Monkees” died Wednesday from an apparent heart attack. He was 66.

Born in Manchester, England in 1945, Jones got his first big taste of show business in “Oliver” playing the Artful Dodger in London. He played the same role on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award.

He first gained fame in the United States when he joined Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz in “The Monkees” TV show, which ran on NBC for two seasons. After the cancellation of their show, “The Monkees” still toured and released material before splitting up in 1971.

Jones went on to tour as a solo act and appear in TV shows like “The Brady Bunch,” “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” He reunited with Dolenz and Tork for several Monkees reunion tours in the 1980s and 2000s.

Besides TV and theater appearances, Jones also appeared on the big screen in films like “Head,” “RECOiL” and “The Brady Bunch Movie.”

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

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