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Davy Jones 1945-2012

02 Mar 2012

Davy Jones 1945-2012

Davy Jones died on Wednesday, 29th February, at his home in Florida. Fellow Monkees, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith have led the tributes to the well-loved performer.

'He was the brother I never had and this leaves a gigantic hole in my heart.' - Micky Dolenz

Jones entertained from an early age, starring in musicals and TV shows before catapulting to fame as a member of The Monkees. Originally constructed in 1966 as America's answer to The Beatles, they followed in their footsteps and became the second band to have a simultaneous UK and US number one record. Jones continued recording throughout the 1970s after The Monkees split, and reunited with the band due to popular demand in 1987. Last year, the band embarked upon a 45th Anniversary tour, and Davy Jones' last performance was just ten days before his unexpected death.

'It is with great sadness that I reflect on the sudden passing of my long-time friend and fellow-adventurer, David Jones. His talent will be much missed; his gifts will be with us always.' - Peter Tork

'David's spirit and soul live well in my heart. I have fond memories. I wish him safe travels.' - Michael Nesmith

Photo © Henry Diltz from California Dreaming



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