It’s being reported that DAVY JONES, former teen idol and member of the iconic ’60s boy band THE MONKEES, has died of a heart attack at the age of 66. He is survived by his wife, JESSICA, and four daughters.
Originally cast by television producers as part of a BEATLES knock-off band called THE MONKEES, JONES joined MICKEY DOLENZ, MIKE NESMITH and PETER TORK to become one of the most popular groups of the era.
We spoke with him last summer at the Television Critics Association PBS press event where he confessed that, despite his training in acting for the theater, he has no problem recalling his days as a teen heartthrob. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)