Davy Jones, lead singer of the ’60s pop group The Monkees, died today from an apparent heart attack at Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Florida. He was 66. The boyishly cute British-born Jones joined the group in 1965 alongside Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork. The foursome, whose infectious hits include “Daydream Believer” and “Last Train to Clarksville,” was created by producers to star in The Monkees, a musical sitcom about a rock ‘n’ roll band, in which, at first, session musicians played the instruments and the four stars pretended. They also were the stars of the trippy 1968 cult movie Head, written and produced by Bob Rafelson and Jack Nicholson. Jones, whose last public performance was on February 19, is survived by his wife, Jessica, and four daughters from previous relationships.
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