Skip to comments.The Monkees singer Davy Jones dead at 66
Posted on 02/29/2012 11:00:45 AM PST by ColdOne
Davy Jones, the lead singer of the pop group The Monkees, died Wednesday at the age of 66, his publicist confirmed to Fox News.
"The only thing we can do is confirm that he has died of a heart attack at Indiantown, Florida this morning," his rep Helen Kensick told Fox News. "We will have more later.
The local medical examiner released a statement Wednesday confirming that they had been notified of the singer's death.
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RIP Davy. Been enjoying those Monkees reruns on TV.
That’s too bad.
Wasn’t he the young-looking one?
How sad. The Monkees was a must watch show for me when I was in Jr. High . . . excuse me, I mean . . . “Middle School.”
So long to the “Daydream Believer” and another part of our youth.
66 is too damn young.
I have a friend who died of a massive heart attack last week while skiing. She was a bastion of health and blamo .... Its over.
Yes, the blonde with the heavy Brit accent
Well I had to do a google search again. Yes, he’s who I thought he was. I only remember him from the monkeys era, when he had dark hair.
Jann Wenner rot in hell...he prevented The Monkees from getting their due and putting them in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Everyone kept telling him to lose his grudge over not liking the fact that the band didn’t play their instruments for real on the TV show...really? In this day and age with half or more of pop artists lip syncing and not even playing instruments?
People have been telling him and the other voters...better get some of these older acts in now while they are all still alive and able to perform and or show up.
Now? It’s over and The Monkees are not in the hall of fame and if they are put in...it will be without their deserving leader there.
RIP. I’m glad I saw him live when I had the chance.
Thanks for hours of enjoyment in front of our very first color TV. The model of the Monkee Mobile I build and proudly displayed in my room. The records I would play and play and play till I drove my sisters mad. For the hair style I copied, until David Cassidy came along and inspired me to push the envelope and my parents just a little bit more. And thanks for the reruns that my own 10 year old son now likes watching.
Dang. If that doesn’t make you feel old...
I forget, was the lead singer also the drummer?
A little known fact about Davy is he was a drummer. The creaters of the Monkees felt he was too small and would not be noticed behind a set of drums. So Micky Dolenz got the the job as the drummer, while Davy stood out front looking good, with nothing but a tamborine or another musical prop in his hands.
I agree. He is the main reason that "Rush" has not even been nominated despite the fact that they are 3rd all time in consecutive gold or platinum records.
Wenner said, RUSH are too good, too clean. Magazines cant make any money on a band like that. What are they supposed to write about, the music?
My first love. Davy Jones. Sigh.
thanks for the laughs and wonderful tunes.
I stand corrected lol.
Maybe he was on the infomercial or “History of the Monkees” documentary I saw recently
Then again, maybe my Alz’s in kicking in again.
Yeah, I went to youtube and watched a video of Daydream Believer and they were just kids, and when I first saw it they looked like MEN to me (because I was about 10 years younger than them). So sad about Davy Jones. I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything bad about him. He seemed like a good guy, a good entertainer, and I saw that he left a wife and has 4 daughters. 66 is young, but at least he died in his sleep.
Take the last train to Clarksville, and I’ll meeet at the station. You can be there by 4:30. I’ve made your reservation don’t be slow. Oh no no no, Oh no no no.
I’ve always loved those lyrics. They seem sort of a strange take on the Beatles song at the time which went “She loves you yeah yeah yeah. She loves you yeah yeah yeah”. OK I was a kid at the time, but I liked it.
When I first saw them - as an 8 year old - Davy Jones looked young! But youre right, he seemed like a very decent guy.
Davy always seemed younger than the rest but they seemed sort of like adults to me, I was a pre-teen when the show was on.