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Davy Jones in 1968

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.[1]


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