davy jones, the monkees
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Davy Jones (actor/singer/musician, former member of the Monkees), was pronounced dead of a heart attack at Martin Medical Center on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 29. Jones had been complaining of chest pains the previous night at his Indiantown, Florida.
Jones was initially an actor, appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show with the cast of Oliver! the same night the Beatles made their first appearance on that show (on February 9,1964). Later recalling that evening, Jones said:
"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."
From 1966 to 1971, Jones starred in the hit tv show The Monkees, a semi-parody sitcom version of The Beatles that created some fun tunes like "Last Train to Clarksville","Daydream Believer", and the psychedelic-inspired film (co-written by Jack Nicholson), Head.