Sad news alert: The BBC are reporting that Davy Jones of famed rock band and TV show, The Monkees, has died, aged 66. Jones apparently had a massive heart attack while sleeping at his home in Florida. (*Update: Jones likely died while tending his horses, not while sleeping.)
The Monkees TV show (which originally ran from 1966-68) was a re-run staple in the 1970s. Davy Jones’ best-remembered 70s TV appearance is probably his co-starring spot on The Brady Bunch in December of 1971. You will be missed, Mr. Jones. Thanks for the wonderful entertainment!
“The band, who included musicians Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork, were famous for hits including Daydream Believer and I’m a Believer.
The Monkees were an American pop band, assembled in 1966.
Jones was married three times and had four daughters.
Early on in his showbusiness career he appeared as Ena Sharples’s grandson in ITV soap Coronation Street.
The band found fame through a successful television series, popular in both the US and the UK.
They were famous for their clean-cut image and were marketed as the American answer to The Beatles, notching up nine top 40 hits.”