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Davy Jones dies:
From Rolling Stone
Davy Jones of the Monkees has died of an apparent heart attack at age 66. The singer – who had been on a solo tour this month – complained of chest pains last evening and was admitted to a hospital this morning in Stuart, Florida.
Jones was born in Manchester, England and started acting as a child. In 1964 he had the misfortune of appearing in the cast of Oliver! on the same episode where the Beatles made their debut. The next year he was cast in The Monkees, a comedy show/band inspired by the success of the Beatles. They were an instant hit in the ratings and the record shops, scoring massive singles with “Last Train To Clarksville,” “I’m A Believer,” “Stepping Stone” and “Pleasant Valley Sunday.” Jones – who played tambourine in the band – was the lead vocalist on the classics “Daydream Believer” and “I Wanna Be Free.” At the peak of their popularity in 1967 they sold more albums than the Beatles.