Skip to comments.Monkees star Davy Jones dies at 66
Posted on 02/29/2012 10:36:19 AM PST by DJ MacWoW
Singer Davy Jones of The Monkees has died of a heart attack at 66, the medical examiner's office in Martin County, Fla., has confirmed to NBC News.
The news was originally reported by TMZ.
Jones was most famous for his role in the pop group The Monkees, which was put together in 1965 for the TV show of the same name. Their hits included "Daydream Believer," "Last Train to Clarksville," "I'm a Believer," and "Pleasant Valley Sunday." They also charted with the theme song from the show.
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John makes a valid point in today’s music and pop business. I doubt that Davy will get the kind of honors that he deserves.
I think too much attention was paid to Houston’s demise. Her lifestyle was one of drugs and excess, mixed with very poor choices. She was honored like a queen. Quite similar to Michael Jackson. Neither were deserving of the honors they received after their drug induced deaths. Especially to the child molester.
RIP Davy. I’m hearing “Daydream Believer” in my head as I type this. You had class.
“I’m a Believer,”
I hope so.
Davy Jones was on stage in “Oliver” long before the Monkees. And Nesmith could already play. Dolenz had messed around with drums but wasn’t serious. You have to remember these guys were recruited for a TV show, not a band.
You didn’t get the first posting of this sad news.
TMZ thread has a link to a video of his February 19 performance.
slept with his picture under my pillow when i was in 2d grade. LOVED him! he, mickey dolenz and Peter Tork were all on Boy Meets World in the more recent past, i am guessing that was an 80s show, my kids were young at the time.
Will he be able to find his locker?
It was right away and yours has more videos. I knew you weren’t here. Your GF’s have missed you on a certain thread...lol.
Way off. Boyce & Hart wrote a number of their early tunes, and were their first studio producers, but from the first album Nesmith’s material was being incorporated. Other significant contributors along the way were Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Neil Diamond, David Gates, Harry Nillson, and Michael Murphy.
Yes. They did their own signing. Davy Jones was in “Oliver!” in London before the Monkees.
And Tork was proficient on about eight instruments. These guys were never musical slouches. They simply didn’t come together independently to form a unified sound the way other bands did. Also, it was said that Davy would have been the best drummer, but the producers wanted him out front instead of lost behind a big set of drums.
Oh geeze! LOL What thread! Been busy.
slept with his picture under my pillow /
I had a poster of hima and even wrote him a letter to which I got a reply. I was over the moon and treasured it. I just recently watched his biography on the bio channel. It brought back so many memories. I will always be grateful to Davy for that.
Thanks for the input. I knew Tork was a musician before the Monkees but couldn’t remember what he played.
Only instance of them not doing their own singing was in the unaired version of the pilot, where they lip-synced to tracks Boyce & Hart had laid down previously. They re-recorded the songs themselves for the version that was broadcast.
That’s not 100% true.
Tork (bass) and Nesmith (guitar) were both legit musicians before they got involved with the Monkees.
Jones has worked for years (mostly as a child) on the stage in London singing musical shows. He was a legit choice as a singer to front a band.
You are right about Dolenz though, he was not a drummer, and had to learn it after the fact. But you can cut him some slack in that he sung lead on many of their songs. He was, as a practical matter, the 2nd front-man/lead-singer for the group.
I can’t believe I’m coming to the defense of the Monkees (who I was never a big fan of), but the truth is many of their songs have held up pretty well over the decades. Something you can’t say about 90% of the rock acts from the era.
‘And therefore never send to know for who the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.’ RIP
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