Thursday, March 01, 2012
60s Davy Jones From 'Monkees' Goodbye At 66
#David Thomas "Davy" Jones (30 December 1945 – 29 February 2012): Davy Jones, the lead singer of the 1960s rock band The Monkees has died. He was 66.
Jones is survived by his wife, Jessica, and four daughters from previous marriages. The British born Jones joined The Monkees in 1965 and fronted a stable of rock hits, including Daydream Believer and I’m a Believer. He was also a songwriter and actor.
The band was formed as part of a TV series about a rock band also called The Monkees. When the show got canceled in 1971, the group, which included Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith, broke up. (From LL).
*In September 1976, The Sandpipers had also recorded the SIA (Singapore Airlines) song, You're A Great Way To Fly by New Monkees Bobby Hart and distributed by EMI.