|Posted: 29 Feb 2012 21:06
Join Date: Apr 2006
Davy Jones, the lead singer of the 1960s rock band The Monkees has died. He was 66.
An official from the Martin County, Fla. medical examiner's office confirmed to ABC News that the office has been notified of Jones' death and is is "currently evaluating whether or not the medical examiners office will take jurisdiction."
Representatives for Jones did not immediately respond to ABCNews.com's requests for comment. 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." 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.
They reunited in various incarnations, most recently last spring for a tour through England and America. A second leg of the tour was slated for fall 2011 but the dates were axed without explanation in August.
source: http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/monkees- ...
This is like the saddest news I've heard all year. I loved watching the Monkees re-runs back when I was a kid in the 80's. To this day I still love to listen to the Monkees old stuff. You watch their re-runs and in your mind their all still kids. Even though they were making music before I was born this definitely makes me feel much more older. Well hopefully Davy is talking to Elvis right now in heaven.
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