Thursday, March 1, 2012

DAVEY JONES (1945-2012)

Davey Jones, a member of the 60's pop/rock group, The Monkees passed away yesterday from a heart attack at the age of sixty-six.

Known as "the cute one" in the group, the British actor/singer became a popular teen idol. He was the reason why another up-and-coming British rock singer named David Jones had to change his name and became David Bowie.

Although the group was created specifically for a television show but all four members where actual musicians and along with band mates, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Mike Nesmith, The Monkees managed to have several hits including three number one songs on the U.S. pop charts.

"The Monkees" was on the air from 1965 to 1968 and shortly after the group made a feature film, "Head" (co-written by actor, Jack Nicholson), The Monkees disbanded in 1971. Jones continued to perform as a solo act and later would be a part of several Monkees reunion tours over the years. He was a great talent who will be missed.

This was one of The Monkees' number one songs which featured Davey Jones singing lead:

"Daydream Believer" - The Monkees (1967)


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