Davy Jones, singer with The Monkees was 66

The lead singer of the musical group The Monkees that was cast for a television show that first ran on NBC from 1966-68 — and more recently on MTV — died of a heart attack in Indiantown, Florida, where he lived. Born in Manchester, England, Jones went solo for awhile after the show was cancelled, then reunited with two other cast members to tour as The Monkees. All of the members — Jones, Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork — also had careers as actors or band members.

monkees-variety-ad.jpgVariety dug out the original casting advertisement for the Monkees show and band.

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