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Davy Jones of the Monkees

Updated on March 24, 2019
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Remembering Davy Jones

Davy Jones, or David T. Jones, 66, died February 29, 2012 of a heart attack. Many knew him from The Monkees, as he was the lead singer, however he was more than just the "singer from the Monkees." This lens has some more information about him and things about Davy.

He had been married three times, and the last wife was essica Pacheco-Jones... whom he was married since 2009. In a statement on Facebook she quoted one of his own phrases and said, "He was a giving, caring and loving man. To all his family, friends and fans I say in his words…"Remember me the way you hoped I'd be" - David T. Jones

Real Facts About Davy Jones!

Here are many facts about Davy Jones that you may or may not know and hopefully some you will find interesting!

  1. Davy Jones was born December 30, 1945.
  2. Davy Jones was on Broadway !
  3. Davy Jones was on a British Soap Opera "Coronation Street" prior to The Monkees!
  4. Davy Jones was a trained jockey prior to trying out for the show and rode horses his whole life.
  5. Davy Jones' horse won a race in 1996.
  6. Davy Jones was nominated for a Tony award earlier in his career.
  7. Davy Jones was on The Monkees show for only two years, 1966-1968 as the show was cancelled.
  8. Davy Jones continued to sing and tour with The Monkees group even after the show was cancelled in 1968. The band toured until 1970.
  9. Davy Jones was a date to Marsha Brady on a famous episode of The Brady Bunch.
  10. Davy Jones was married more than once and had several children.
  11. Davy Jones wrote poetry.
  12. Davy Jones enjoyed photography.
  13. Davy Jones was a public speaker.
  14. Davy Jones loved his horses and considered himself "a cowboy."

Davy Jones Loved Horses

Davy Jones Loved Horses, this is an early photo.
Davy Jones Loved Horses, this is an early photo. | Source

The thing about celebrities is you really never imagine them as everyday people. We like to idolize them and forget that they have things going on in every day life that makes them normal.

Davy Jones had a huge love for animals, in fact, all things equine -- horses. So much so that after his death a foundation was started to honor Davy and his love of horses. It is called Equine Memorial Foundation.

Davy Jones had 14 horses at the time of his death. An article stated after his death, his horses were doing fine. Many people do not understand the bond of a human and their horse!

Did You Know?

Did you know that Davy Jones's manager was his wife's brother?

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The Monkees TV Show

The Monkees actually were subjects of a TV show on NBC with the First episode date: having aired September 12, 1966 and after only a year and a half run, the Final episode date being March 25, 1968. As short lived as it was, it actually won awards including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. This was nothing short of amazing at the time since the show primarily aired in the United States about a quad pop group of Englishmen!

I was too young to remember it, but my mother was a teenager in the 1960's and stated it was one of her favorite shows. She and her cousin used to get together and hang out with popcorn watching the tube (which then comprised of a bulky large television with scary looking technicolor). For something that lasted less than two years it actually really helped the Monkees's career in the United States and in no doubt singing songs in the shows helped them sell records!

At that time, the Beatles were also making a huge sensation, but the Monkees caught the hearts of viewers in this comedy series.

It featured the four boys in the show, doing funny stunts or snippy comments. You can find some videos on YouTube showing excerpts. It's very cool to see the styles of the times and how they dressed.

Monkees TV Show Video

Davy Jones : Daydream Believer

Perhaps this song was the one we'll remember him by, that he sang with the Monkees. It was a very popular hit both in the UK and in the States.

Rare Video Footage of Davy Jones "DayDream Believer"

What was your favorite memory of Davy Jones?

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Cindy Fahnestock-Schafer


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