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The Monkees' Davy Jones Dead at 66

George Severson

The Monkees' Davy Jones Dead at 66

CREATED Feb. 29, 2012

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A publicist says singer Davy Jones of the Monkees has died in Florida at the age of 66. A representative for Jones confirmed that he died Wednesday morning of a heart attack in Indiantown, Fla.

Jones rose to fame in 1965 when he joined The Monkees, a British popular rock group formed for a television show. Jones sang lead vocals on songs like "I Wanna Be Free" and "Daydream Believer."

Jones was born Dec. 30, 1945, in Manchester, England.