Davy Jones died Wednesday near his home in Indiantown, FL of an apparent heart attack. He had said that he was feeling unwell and having trouble breathing, and was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Jones was born in Manchester, England and was a former jockey and stage actor. In 1965, he auditioned for a new American television series, The Monkees, which was created to capitalize on the popularity of The Beatles. The pop success of The Monkees was often attributed to the strength of songwriters Neil Diamond and Tommy Boyle.
The Monkees had several hit songs, including Daydream Believer, Last Train to Clarksville and I’m a Believer. After the show ended in 1968, Jones went on to a solo career, releasing Rainy Jane, and also appeared on Broadway in Oliver! Jones played...Read More