March 1, 2012- Davy Jones died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack in Florida. The Monkees singer was 66. His rise to fame started in 1965 when the British singer joined the TV band The Monkees.
Jones was the lead singer for the band and became a heartthrob for millions of girls on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond. Jones and his three band members Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith became worldwide sensations in the summer of 1966,
Every Monday evening people switched their television channel to NBC for two full years to see the funny antics of the four musicians. The grouped traveled around in a car known as the Monkeemobile.
If they were not singing two to three new tunes a week, they were busy rescuing young girls from bumbling crooks. The comical acting on the show was at times compared to that of the famous Marx Brothers.
His boyish looks and strong Broadway-trained voice helped Jones to a role he said he played the rest of his life. He died in Indiantown, Florida where he resided, just a few months after he and two of his Monkees pals ended a tour marking the 45th anniversary of the group. Jones is survived by his wife and four daughters from prior marriages.