Monkees singer Davy Jones dead at 66
Davy Jones, the iconic lead singer of The Monkees has died at the age of 66 from a heart attack, according to TMZ.
Jones passed away at a hospital in Martin County, Florida Wednesday morning.
His last live performance was Feb 19th in Oklahoma.
Jones joined The Monkees in 1965 and, along with bandmates Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, recorded a series of hit songs including, “I’m a Believer,” “Daydream Believer” and “Last Train to Clarksville.”
Jones is survived by his wife Jessica and 4 daughters from previous marriages.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said flowers in honor of Jones would be placed on The Monkees’ star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday afternoon.
“That David has stepped beyond my view causes me the sadness that it does many of you,” Nesmith posted on his Facebook page Wednesday. “I will miss him, but I won’t abandon him to mortality … David’s spirit and soul live well in my heart, among all the lovely people, who remember with me the good times, and the healing times, that were created for so many, including us.”
David Thomas Jones was born December 30, 1945, in Manchester, England. He was already famous in his home country when he joined the Monkees. He had starred in the musical “Oliver!” on the London stage as the Artful Dodger and was nominated for a Tony for his performance on Broadway, according to a biography on a Monkees fan site. Indeed, he got a taste of the Beatles’ popularity when the “Oliver!” cast appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on February 9, 1964 — the date of the Beatles’ first appearance.
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