Thursday, March 1, 2012

Davy Jones - 1960s Pop Icon

DAVID Thomas Jones, better known as Davy Jones, passed away of a heart ailment on February 29, 2012. The British singer and actor will always be remembered as a pop icon of the 1960s, one fourth of teen pop sensation The Monkees, together with Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork. Born on December 30, 1945 in Manchester, he first found fame acting in British soap opera Coronation Street when he was 11. He also appeared in the BBC police series Z-Cars. Jones then became active in West End and Broadway, most notably in the musical Oliver! From 1965-1971, he was a member of US pop quartet The Monkees. Jones sang lead vocals on many of the Monkees' recordings, including I Wanna Be Free and Daydream Believer. After the band disbanded, Jones reunited with Dolenz as well as Monkees songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart in 1974 as short-lived group Dolenz, Jones, Boyce And Hart. He also set up a street market in New York City called The Street. Jones made a cameo appearance as himself in SpongeBob SquarePants. Other appearances included The Brady Bunch Movie, Sledgehammer, Boy Meets World , Hey Arnold!, The Single Guy and Sabrina The Teenage Witch. In 2006, he recorded the single Your Personal Penguin. Yahoo Music named him The Number One Teen Idol Of All Time in 2008. Jones was also a horse racer. He is survived by his third wife, Mexican TV personality Jessica Pacheco and four daughters (two from his first wife Linda Haines and two from his second wife Anita Pollinger). Wikipedia.