Davy Jones (musician)

English singer and actor (1945-2012)
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David Thomas "Davy" Jones (December 30, 1945– February 29, 2012) was an English singer and actor. He was born in Manchester, England.

Davy Jones
Davy Jones in Sydney, in 1968.
Davy Jones in Sydney, in 1968.
Background information
Birth nameDavid Thomas Jones
Born(1945-12-30)30 December 1945
Openshaw, Manchester, Lancashire, England
Died29 February 2012(2012-02-29) (aged 66)
Stuart, Florida, U.S.
GenresPop rock, pop, rock, sunshine pop, psychedelic rock, music hall
Occupation(s)Actor, musician, recording artist, performing artist, businessman
InstrumentsVocals, tambourine, maracas, guitar, drums, bass guitar, organ
Years active1961–2012
LabelsColpix Records, Bell Records

His father wanted him to be a jockey, but he wanted to be a performer. He appeared in the television programme, Coronation Street and in the London and Broadway versions of Oliver!. In 1966, he joined The Monkees, a musical group created for a television series of the same name. The series was cancelled in 1968 and the group disbanded in 1970.

Jones continued to perform until his death from a heart attack caused by atherosclerosis in 2012 in Stuart, Florida.[1]


  1. della Cava, Marco R. (1 March 2012). "Monkees singer Davy Jones dies at 66". USA Today. McLean, VA: Gannett Company. ISSN 0734-7456. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012.

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