Davy Jones and the Monkees

A private burial is planned for 66 year old Davy Johns in Florida where he died on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from a massive heart attack. David Thomas “Davy” Jones was born on December 30, 1945 in Openshaw, Manchester, England. He started his acting career at age 14 and his musical career in “Oliver”, a musical.

The Monkees last played together in 1997 in U.K. However, in 2011, Jones, Dolenz and Tork toured together to commemorate the Monkees’ 45th anniversary.

As with other entertainers who passed away recently, there is a renewed interest in the Monkees music and other memorabilia especially those made from 1966 to 1971, when Jones was the lead vocalist of the Monkees. Among the best during this time period are “I Wanna Be Free” and “Daydream Believer”. Since the Monkees official split in 1971, Davy Jones had a solo music career as well as TV and film appearances.

In addition to music, Jones had a passion for horses. He was a trained jockey and spent many years in horse racing arena.

There is a possibility of a public ceremony to celebrate his life in New York and U.K. by surviving Monkeys. Jones married three times and had four daughters.