Davy Jones, the mop-topped leader of 1960s pop band The Monkees, passed away today, Wednesday from a massive heart attack.
His publicist, Helen Kensick, said the singer passed away in Indiantown, Fla., of a heart attack.
With an infectious smile and easy humor, the diminutive Brit played the Paul McCartney role in the Beatles-inspired quartet, which also included Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith.
RIP Davy, you will be missed :rose4:
I heard this an hour or so ago :sorry: I just loved him. So sweet and cute. The Monkees had a revitalization on MTV back in 1985 or 86 and then did a reunion tour. i was lucky enough to get to go. My friends mom took us and she screamed louder than us (and we were 14 yr old gilrs!)
Very sad. Met him a couple of times as he used to live in the new forest and one afternoon a few years back he let me buy him a pint and we sat together and chatted for half an hour or more. A real gent.
I am so very sad. He was my first crush. When I went to EPCOT for my birthday he was singing at the Flower Power Concert that day, and he blew me a kiss and waved at me. i can't tell you how thrilled I was.
Sweet dreams Davy xxx
The sad news made me teary. :( I suddenly feel very old........
Aww Deb that is a great memory
I couldn't believe it when I heard it this afternoon. So sad. My aunt and I loved watching the show (years ago, during the reruns). And was he a cutie or what?! We had hoped to go see him next year in Epcot.
My cousin had her photo taken with him just 12 days ago in NY at the Turning Stone Casino where he was appearing. He was going to be the closing weekend entertainment for this year's Flower Power Concert Series. We'd seen him previously and he was great fun and had the audience going. Grown women (older than me! :eek: ) were shrieking like little girls and holding up everything from shirts to old record albums!
66 seems pretty darn young to me. :(
Go gently Mr. Jones. Thank you for the wonderful memories.
so sad, he was still so young
Aw very sad indeed. I grew up with the Monkees. I even remember builing a model kit of the MonkeeMobile. I used to love to build models. I still have Monkees music on my Ipod and it gets a lot of play. I think most of my music is from the 60's and 70's!
He seemed like a really nice guy. He was in Virginia a few years ago to drum up business for our horse racing track in New Kent County.
Apparently Davey was at home in Pennsylvania and bought a horse farm there. This article from WNEP. It shows that he was sort of a really nice everyman.
It has been a somber day in part of central Pennsylvania where folks are mourning the death of a hometown “Monkee”.
Davy Jones, the lead singer of the 60's pop band"The Monkees" died suddenly at the age of 66.
Davy Jones was born in Britain but he had a home in Snyder County where he was well-known in the community of Beavertown.
Flowers hung from a gate at the home of music star Davy Jones in Beavertown Wednesday night.
Music producer Skip Klein became a close friend and colleague of The Monkees lead singer, shortly after Jones bought this horse farm in the mid-1980's.
“He absolutely loved it here,” said Klein. “It reminded him he often said of the landscape in England. I think that`s probably what brought him here in the first place.”
The former teen heartthrob passed away at the age of 66 in Florida but he had a long and successful life, on stage and on the screen.
While The Monkees television show lasted only two seasons, The Monkees went onto to sell millions of records, with some songs going to number one, including the famous “Daydream Believer”.
At Klein`s music studio in Beavertown, he and Jones spent years working on songs together.
“He was here about three weeks ago and we produced some things that he was looking to get out for Valentine`s Day, and they were all love songs.”
In 2008 Jones sang “Daydream Believer” on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, to help with the city`s “I Believe” revitalization campaign.
He talked to Newswatch 16 then.
“Just to share in a community effort that`s been going on and I`m just a very small part of it, you know.”
Jones also worked to revitalize parts of Beavertown.
Jones bought an old church on Orange Street and was in the process of converting it into a community theater and a Davy Jones museum.
Mayor Cloyd Wagner said that church had been an eyesore and many people complained about it.
“When Davy bought he had it repainted, had brand new windows put in, a brand new steel roof, put a belfry on.”
The church project gave Jones pleasure up to his last days.
On Jones` Facebook, he linked a story Newswatch 16 recently did on Beavertown.
In his post he wrote “This newscast was shot very close to the church museum (you can see it in the background)”.
Klein said that`s how Davy was, just one of the neighbors who cared about where he lived.
“He was a genuine guy and if you ran into him on the street he had time for everybody,” said Klein. “The most important thing to him was his fans, without a doubt.”
Unfortunately the mayor of Beavertown said he doesn`t know if the museum project will go on now that Jones has passed away.
The mayor said he plans to name something in the borough after Jones in his honor.
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