By now it has been widely reported that 60s teen idol Davy Jones passed away by the result of a heart attack yesterday at the age of 66. Jones was known best as one fourth of TV/music sensation The Monkees. Trained as a stage actor and singer, Jones famously sang lead on several of the band’s hits. Perhaps Jones’ is best known for singing lead on the Monkee’s hit “Daydream Believer” which went to number 1 in America for four weeks in 1967 as the band’s final chart topping record.
Jones is survived by his wife Jessica, his four daughters, and his Monkee band mates Mickey Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork. Soon after learning the news the surviving Monkees took to Facebook share their grief and pay tribute to their friend. Nesmith wrote, “David’s spirit and soul live well in my heart, among all the lovely people, who remember with me the good times, and the healing times, that were created for so many, including us. I have fond memories. I wish him safe travels.”
Thank you for contributing so many great songs to the world of music Mr. Jones. We salute you. May you rest in Peace.