Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Davy Jones: 1945 - 2012 R.I.P.

Saddened to hear the news today that Davy Jones, one of the singers in the TV network manufactured rock group The Monkees has passed away. Jones died of an apparent heart attack in Florida.

Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith and Mickey Dolenz burst into the music scene and TV living rooms when their TV show The Monkees made its national debut in 1966. They clicked almost immediately with young viewers throughout the United States. Their first two singles, "Last Train to Clarksville" and "I'm a Believer" catapulted to the top of the charts, peaking at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and many other places.

Over the course of the years, The Monkees would enjoy huge success scoring top hits with songs like "Words," "Pleasant Valley Sunday", "Mary Mary", "I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone" (originally done by Paul Revere & the Raiders) and "Daydream Believer" a #1 song that is most associated with singer Davy Jones.

Jones appeared on TV on programs such as The Brady Bunch, Love American Style and Here Come the Brides. He also enjoyed a solo music career and had a handful of minor top 40 hits including "Rainy Jane" and "Girl".

God bless Davy Jones, rest in peace.

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