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What's all of this monkey business about?
There's no such thing; there never was. Where I am going you cannot follow me now.
Breakfast, Breakfast, it's great for us
We eat, we eat, we eat
That frozen meat
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, it can't be beat
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David Thomas "Davy" Jones (30 December 1945 – 29 February 2012) was an English rock singer-songwriter and actor best known as a member of The Monkees.

Jones was born in Leamington Street, Openshaw, Manchester, England on 30 December 1945. At the age of 11, he started his acting career and appeared on the British television soap opera Coronation Street as Ena Sharples's grandson, Colin Lomax. He also appeared in the BBC police series Z-Cars. However, after the death of his mother from emphysema when he was 14 years old, he left acting and trained as a jockey with Basil Foster.

However, events developed to bring Jones back to the stage when Foster was approached by a friend who worked in a theatre in the West End of London during casting for Oliver!. Foster said, "I've got the kid." Jones then became more interested in being in show business and appeared to great acclaim in the musical Oliver! as the Artful Dodger. After playing the role in London, he accompanied the show on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award. On 9 February 1964, he appeared with the Broadway cast of Oliver! on The Ed Sullivan Show, the same episode on which The Beatles made their first appearance. Jones says of that night, "I watched the Beatles from the side of the stage, I saw the girls going crazy, and I said to myself, this is it, I want a piece of that."

Following his Ed Sullivan appearance, Ward Sylvester of Screen Gems (then the television division of Columbia Pictures) signed Jones to a contract. A pair of American television appearances followed, as Jones received screen time in episodes of Ben Casey and The Farmer's Daughter. He also recorded a single and album for Colpix Records, which charted but were not huge hits.

From 1965 to 1971, Jones was a member of the Monkees, a pop-rock group formed expressly for a television show of the same name. With Screen Gems producing the series, Jones was shortlisted for auditions, as he was the only Monkee who was signed to a deal with the studio, but still had to meet producers Bob Rafelson's and Bert Schneider's standards. As a Monkee, Jones sang lead vocals on many of the group's songs, including "I Wanna Be Free" and "Daydream Believer". Davy met Laramy Smith in 1967, introduced by Eirik Wangberg (then a producer and co-owner of Sound Records). Laramy and Davy co-produced The Children, an Austin Texas group Davy discovered while on tour with the Monkees. A single was released on Laramie Records entitled "Picture Me", which reached Billboard at number 2 with a bullet.

After the Monkees went off the air, the group disbanded. However, Jones continued to perform solo, while later joining with fellow Monkee Micky Dolenz and songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart as a short-lived group called Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart. He also toured throughout the years with other members as various incarnations of the Monkees.

In February 2011, Jones mentioned rumours of another Monkees reunion. "There's even talk of putting the Monkees back together again in the next year or so for a U.S. and UK tour," he told Disney's Backstage Pass newsletter. "You're always hearing all those great songs on the radio, in commercials, movies, almost everywhere." The tour came to fruition entitled, "An Evening with The Monkees: The 45th Anniversary Tour."

In 1978, he appeared with Micky Dolenz in Harry Nilsson's play The Point at the Mermaid Theatre in London. Jones continued acting as he appeared in one episode of The Brady Bunch, two episodes of My Two Dads, an episode of Here Come the Brides, and two episodes of Love, American Style. He also appeared and sang, in animated form, on an episode of The New Scooby-Doo Movies and in an episode of Hey Arnold. Also, Jones made a cameo appearance as himself in the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "SpongeBob vs. The Big One" (his appearance was meant to be a pun on Davy Jones' Locker), a third-season episode of the sitcom Boy Meets World and the Brady Bunch spoof movie of The Brady Bunch Movie. In 1997 he guest-starred as himself on the television show Sabrina The Teenage Witch and sang "Daydream Believer" to Sabrina (Melissa Joan Hart).

In recent years, Jones performed with his former bandmates in reunion tours and appeared in several productions of Oliver! as Fagin. He continued to race horses with some success in his native England, while residing in Beavertown, PA. He owns and races horses in the United States and served as a commercial spokesman for Colonial Downs racetrack in Virginia. He has a residence in Stuart, Florida as well.

In April 2006, Jones recorded the single "Your Personal Penguin", written by children's author Sandra Boynton, as a companion piece to her new board book of the same title. On November 1, 2007, the Boynton book and CD titled "Blue Moo" was released and Jones is featured in both the book and CD, singing "Your Personal Penguin". As a result of the collaboration, Jones has become a close friend of Boynton. Also in 2007, Jones recorded the theme for a campy movie comedy called Sexina: Popstar PI.

In December 2008, Yahoo Music named Jones No.1 teen idol of all time. In 2009 Jones was rated second in a list of 10 best teen idols compiled by Fox News.
In 2009, Jones released an album entitled "She" which is a collection of handpicked classics and standards from the 1940s through the 1970s. Also in 2009, Jones performed in the Flower Power Concert Series during Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival. and is scheduled to appear in the 2011 series.

On the morning of 29 February 2012, Jones died at his Florida home at the age of 66. His publicist announced that Jones had suffered a massive heart attack in his sleep.

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I don't know who this is.

he stepped into a transporter on a test run. didn't realize a monkey had gotten in with him. his matter got mixed with the monkey's. turned into a monkey.
How could anyone NOT know who Davy Jones is? That's like not knowing who Bob Barker is.
I'm scared to post RIP Davy Jones on Facebook because of all the self righteous statuses about how "Soldiers are dying in Iraq and no one cares" but when a celebrity dies it's national news. Those people pretty much put a value on a soldier's life as being more important than anyone else's.
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^ There's still some combat operations going on in the middle east. My friend's brother is on leave and going back to finish finally in August. I think people just use it as an excuse to be "holier than thou".

For the past week I see status chains saying "RIP to the 31 soldiers who died in a helicopter crash yesterday" and it's like....really? Didn't that happen last year?

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"Daydream Believer" is a good listen :p
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Who is Bob Barker?

Who are the monkeys for that matter

Only several of the most important people ever to grace this shit planet.
awww mayne

I love those 2 songs they ever did.
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It upsets me that there wasn't a big deal made when Cpt. Beefheart died.
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I remember watching huge blocks of The Monkees on Nick At Nite when I was a kid and loving it. Sad day, folks. Sad day...

EDIT: My sister has to be really bummed. She had a pretty big collection of Monkees albums if I recall correctly.
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They had some great tunes. I actually just got done listening to daydream believer when I saw this post. RIP Davy, you will be missed and never forgotten.
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It upsets me that there wasn't a big deal made when Cpt. Beefheart died.

does it really though? would you really want a bunch of people who didn't know who he was insincerely mourning his passing publicly?
My house-mate told me about this earlier. At first, I didn't believe her, but then I saw her face.
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My house-mate told me about this earlier. At first, I didn't believe her, but then I saw her face.

5 stars, well done.
Thought you meant Bill Nighy at first. Scared me.

I don't know who Davy Jones is, but RIP.
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My house-mate told me about this earlier. At first, I didn't believe her, but then I saw her face.

good one, very well done indeed
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My house-mate told me about this earlier. At first, I didn't believe her, but then I saw her face.

Another pleasant valley Sunday!!!

RIP Davy, I loved the Monkees as a lil one thanks to my dad. Long live the pre-fab four!!
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