The British lead singer of the Monkees’, Davy Jones has died in America today at the age of 66.

He died from a heart attack in Florida.  Jones had success in the band the Monkees alongside his other band mates Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith.  The Monkees were often criticised for being a manufactured group, and were America’s almost copycat version of The Beatles.

They also had a 1960s Tv series (aptly named ‘The Monkees’) which I thoroughly enjoyed watching as a child 30 years after it originally aired.  Below is a clip of the season 1 intro to their Tv series.

They also had some great hits, which you all probably know and love but have not realised it was actually from them!  One of their biggest hits even to this day is ‘I’m a Believer’.

The music video is inserted below to jog your memory.

Photo: Name: Bradford Timeline

Jones did some acting on his own too.  He played as Ena Sharples’ grandson in Coronation Street, starred in the British Tv series Z-Cars and made an appearance in an episode of ‘The Brady Bunch’ among other things.  He also left show business for a while to pursue a career in jockeying.

Jones returned to acting in the West End.  He then went to persue his acting career in Broadway and this is where he auditioned for The Monkees.


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