Davy Jones (singer)
Davy Jones in Sydney, in 1968.
|Birth name||David Thomas Jones|
|Born||30 December 1945|
Openshaw, Manchester, Lancashire, England
|Died||29 February 2012 (aged 66)|
Stuart, Florida, U.S.
|Genres||Pop rock, pop, rock, sunshine pop, psychedelic rock, music hall|
|Occupation(s)||Actor, musician, recording artist, performing artist, businessman|
|Instruments||Vocals, tambourine, maracas, guitar, drums, bass guitar, organ|
|Labels||Colpix Records, Bell Records|
|Associated acts||The Monkees|
His father wanted him to be a jockey, but he wanted to be a performer. He appeared in the television programme, Coronation Street and in the London and Broadway versions of Oliver!. In 1966, he joined The Monkees, a musical group created for a television series of the same name. The series was cancelled in 1968 and the group disbanded in 1970.