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RIP - Davy Jones from 'The Monkees' passes at 66

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RIP - Davy Jones from 'The Monkees' passes at 66

Postby Charles » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:23 pm

Aw man, sorry to see him go.

The Monkees were a popular group in the 1960s made famous by their TV series in the US which was a huge hit for several years. They had quite a few songs and albums that topped the charts for a while as well.

Davy Jones was the lead singer of the band, impossibly cute and from the UK which gave the American band that British Invasion touch.

Ironic that he died at the age of 66 cuz that's when the Monkees debuted in 1966.

Well, he's on the last train to Clarksville. Hope he's a believer. Sorry, couldn't help it. Rest In Peace Davey and thanks for making a lot of kids happy when you were doing your thing.

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Monkees frontman Davy Jones dead at 66
Feb. 29, 2012, 4:19 PM EST

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The Monkees' frontman, Davy Jones, has died at the age of 66. His death was confirmed to People by the medical examiner in Martin County, Fla. The news was first reported by TMZ.

The "Daydream Believer" singer passed away at Martin Memorial Hospital in Florida on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack, according to TMZ.

The Britain-born star began his career as a child actor on the long-running U.K. soap opera "Coronation Street" before finding fame in the 1960s as a member of the Monkees, a group formed to star in a TV series of the same name.

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The band split in 1971, and Jones went on to established himself as a solo star. He also joined forces with fellow Monkee Micky Dolenz to form their own group, Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart, with songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart.

The Monkees reunited for a troubled tour in 2001. Another reunion, for their 45th anniversary trek last year, also ended abruptly when they canceled the second half of the tour without explanation.

Jones last hit the stage on Feb. 19 for a solo show in Oklahoma.

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Re: RIP - Davey Jones from 'The Monkees' passes at 66

Postby Charles » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:10 pm

The Monkees played good music, songs mostly written by other writers. Even though they were a pre-fabricated band, put together for the TV show, they did a great job and were so popular that in 1967 they outsold both the Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

Here's Davy Jones as lead vocalist on one of their hits. This video is from one of the episodes of the TV series.

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Re: RIP - Davey Jones from 'The Monkees' passes at 66

Postby Charles » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:31 pm

Even though the TV series was aimed at kids, the songs were surprisingly sophisticated and looking back, still hold up over the years.

Although the model for the TV series was The Beatles movies 'A Hard Days Night' and 'Help', the Monkees still had their own unique style.

Davy does an exceptional job with this song. At the end of this video you'll see what is is perhaps the first instance of a high five in pop culture.

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