Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Davy Jones: 1945 - 2012
by Larry Simons
February 29, 2012
I was never a huge Monkees fan but I never disliked them. They were a band that literally formed through a newspaper ad recruiting four Los Angeles locals to star in a newly created TV show. They went on to have four #1 albums and three #1 singles. Not bad for a band that only had a four-year original run.
Davy Jones was the youngest of the group and the only Englishman. His voice was very distinctive and he supplied the vocals for one of their biggest hits “Daydream Believer”.
Jones died today at the age of 66 at his home in Florida. Below is a short tribute.
Singing Daydream Believer with The Monkees
And who could forget his appearance on The Brady Bunch
singing “Girl” to a giddy Marcia Brady?