Sad news. Davy Jones has died.
Davy Jones, the lead singer of the pop group The Monkees, died Wednesday at the age of 66, his publicist confirmed to Fox News.
“The only thing we can do is confirm that he has died of a heart attack at Indiantown, Florida this morning,” his rep Helen Kensick told Fox News. “We will have more later.
I was a fan of the Monkees, even when being a fan of the Monkees was the ultimate in “not cool.” This story calls Davy Jones the “lead singer” but that’s not true, and I’m sure the rest of the Monkees aren’t too happy with that being stated. Jones was the lead on several songs, but the Monkees shared lead singer duties more freely than just about any band I can think of.
It is good that the Monkees finally began to receive critical praise a few decades ago, to the point that even this story first mentions the band’s hit singles before mentioning the television show.
I still love their music.