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Davy Jones
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Davy Jones in Sydney, in 1968.
Background information
Birth name David Thomas Jones
Born (1945-12-30)30 December 1945
Openshaw, Manchester, Lancashire, England
Died 29 February 2012(2012-02-29) (aged 66)
Stuart, Florida, U.S.
Genres Pop rock, pop, rock, sunshine pop, psychedelic rock, music hall
Occupation(s) Actor, musician, recording artist, performing artist, businessman
Instruments Vocals, tambourine, maracas, guitar, drums, bass guitar, organ
Years active 1961–2012
Labels Colpix Records, Bell Records
Associated acts The Monkees

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

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.

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