Davy Jones (singer)

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Davy Jones
Davy Jones, Sydney 1968.jpg
Davy Jones in Sydney, in 1968.
Background information
Birth nameDavid Thomas Jones
Born(1945-12-30)30 December 1945
Openshaw, Manchester, Lancashire, England
Died29 February 2012(2012-02-29) (aged 66)
Stuart, Florida, U.S.
GenresPop rock, pop, rock, sunshine pop, psychedelic rock, music hall
OccupationsActor, musician, recording artist, performing artist, businessman
InstrumentsVocals, tambourine, maracas, guitar, drums, bass guitar, organ
Years active1961–2012
LabelsColpix Records, Bell Records
Associated actsThe Monkees
Websitewww.davyjones.net

David Thomas "Davy" Jones (December 30, 1945– February 29, 2012) was an English singer and actor. He was born in Manchester, England.

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.

Jones continued to perform until his death from a heart attack caused by atherosclerosis in 2012 in Stuart, Florida.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. della Cava, Marco R. (1 March 2012). "Monkees singer Davy Jones dies at 66". USA Today. McLean, VA: Gannett Company. ISSN 0734-7456. Retrieved 1 March 2012.

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