Davy Jones of the Monkees Dies

February 29, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Singer Davy Jones of the Monkees has died, NBC News reports. The medical examiner’s office in Martin County, Fla., confirmed that the former teen heartthrob died of a heart attack. He was 66.

The British-born Jones was named the top teen idol of all time by Yahoo Music in 2008.

Jones was one of the four original members of the Monkees, along with Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Mike Nesmith. The group was put together in 1965 to star in the TV show “The Monkees,” which became a huge success for NBC.

The group went on to sell more than 50 million records, with hits including “I’m a Believer,” “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday” and “Daydream Believer.”

After the Monkees broke up in 1971, Jones had a solo career and participated in a series of Monkees reunion tours over the years.

The story notes: “He also acted on stage and screen, with his most famous TV appearance as himself on ‘The Brady Bunch,’ in an episode where Marcia Brady was the president of his fan club and tried to get the singer to appear at her school dance. He also played Fagin in ‘Oliver!’ on Broadway.”

He also recently played himself in an episode of “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

DavyJones.jpg

Davy Jones

4 Comment

  1. No, he played the Artful Dodger, not Fagin, in Oliver in its original run.

  2. Sad to hear of Davy Jones Passing. Kind of a cool memory here RIP Davy Jones

  3. Should have been more specific and noted that Davy was in the Original Broadway run, which was actually the third run of the show, being preceded by the London Cast and the US National Touring Company, which was the cast they used in the OBC Album. So Davy was actually the third Dodger. He was on Sullivan the same night the Beatles first performed.

  4. I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say a harsh or negative word about Davy Jones. Fans loved him for jumping out front with a simple tambourine with The Monkees. The TV show ran for only two seasons and left millions with a harmonious sense of connection with Davy.

Your Commment

Email (will not be published)