“Music Monday” The Monkees (Part 1)

Davy Jones was a great singer and we will miss him.

Jones, 66, born in Manchester, England, became the principal teen idol of the rock quartet featured on the NBC comedy series “The Monkees,” which was inspired in part by the Beatles film “A Hard Day’s Night” and ran from the fall of 1966 to August of 1968.

Although not allowed to play their own instruments on their early records, Jones and his three cohorts – Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork – had several hits that sold millions of copies, including “Last Train to Clarksville” and “I’m a Believer.”

(Reporting by Christine Kearney; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Greg McCune and Vicki Allen)

Davy Jone of The Monkees has died of a heart attack,The Monkees which was put together in 1965 for the TV show of the same name. Their hits included “Daydream Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer,” and “Pleasant Valley Sunday.” They also charted with the theme song from the show.
In 2008, Yahoo Music named him the top teen idol of all time.
After “The Monkees” disbanded in 1971, Jones sang solo as well as with various reincarnations of the group.

He also acted on stage and screen, with his most famous TV appearance as himself on “The Brady Bunch,” in an episode where Marcia Brady was the president of his fan club and tried to get the singer to appear at her school dance. He also played Fagin in “Oliver!” on Broadway.
Recently, he played himself on an episode of “Sponge Bob Square Pants.”
He released his final album in 2009


Davy Jones from The Monkees-The O’Reilly Factor-Bill OReilly

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Davy Jones of The Monkees sits down with Bill O’Reilly on The O’Reilly Factor to discuss Jann Wenner and the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame Contraversy.

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