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.
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