30 December 1945 – 29 February 2012
Davy Jones, the lead singer of The Monkees, sadly, died this morning after suffering a heart attack in Indiantown, Fla., his representative confirmed to ABC News. He was 66.
Davy was a huge pop star in the late 60's. I owned a couple of their LP's. The Monkees had a fun tvb show that we watched on Saturdays. I remember a lot of my school pals had their bedrooms wallpapered with Davy's photos. They were insane for him....
The Martin County, Fla. medical examiner’s office will be conducting an investigation into Jones’ death but said in statement that “there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances” surrounding it.
Jones is survived by his wife, Jessica, and four daughters from previous marriages.
The British born Jones joined The Monkees in 1966 and contributed to a stable of rock hits, including “Daydream Believer” and “I’m a Believer.” The band was formed as part of a TV series about a rock band also called “The Monkees.” The show got canceled in 1968; the group, which included Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith, broke up two years later. FULL STORY