HolyCoast: Monkees Lead Singer Davy Jones Dead of Heart Attack at 66

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Monkees Lead Singer Davy Jones Dead of Heart Attack at 66

TMZ is reporting that the lead singer of the made-for-TV 60's band The Monkees has died of a heart attack at age 66.

The story from TMZ:
An official from the medical examiner's office for Martin County, Florida confirmed with TMZ they received a call from Martin Memorial Hospital informing them that Jones had passed away.

Jones is survived by his wife Jessica and 4 daughters from previous marriages. He was 66-years-old.

Jones joined The Monkees in 1965 ... along with Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork ... and together they churned out a bunch of hits including, "Daydream Believer," "Last Train to Clarksville" and "I'm a Believer."

 The group was initially cast by TV producers who wanted to create a scripted series about an actual rock n' roll band.
I was a fan of that silly show when I was a kid in the 60's, and as an adult saw Jones and Mickey Dolenz with the current version of the Monkees at California Adventure several years ago. Though they were a media creation designed to compete with the Beatles, they did have some good songs during their years.

They also had a pretty cool car:

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