Davy Jones of the Monkees Dies at 66; Remember Him in Song

Only a terrible, stone-hearted person doesn't smile when they see Davy Jones' face. He was the cutest Monkee. The one we loved best (sorry, other Monkees). Jones passed away today in Florida of a heart attack at the young age of 66.

Generations of television watchers and music lovers grew up admiring the music and antics of this boy band. The Monkees originally aired from 1966 to 1968 but continued to show on television decades after the show was completed. Though the band was formed in America, Jones was the Brit of the foursome.

Later in life, he appeared on shows like The Brady Bunch and even SpongeBob SquarePants. He appeared in a Harry Nilsson's play The Point at the Mermaid Theatre. Jones recorded a children's song, "Your Personal Penguin," in 2006 and in 2009 released She, an album of classic standards from the '40s to the '70s. Most importantly, Jones will be remembered as Yahoo Music's "Number 1 teen idol of all time." You really can't beat that.

Monkees Theme Song
This is an intro song that will prepare even the biggest grouch for loads of TV fun.

"A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You"
There are so many bands today trying to make similar pop songs and endlessly failing to produce the charm of this ditty.

"Daydream Believer"
Enjoy Jones' sweet singing voice on this classic good-times song.

"I'm a Believer"

When we saw Davy Jones' face, we became believers.

I Wanna Be Free
Rest in peace, Davy Jones.

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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