Davy Jones Dead at 66

Davy Jones, an actor-turned-singer who helped propel the made-for-TV band THE MONKEES to the top of the ratings and the pop charts and into rock ‘n’ roll history, died Wednesday in Florida.

Jones, lead singer of the 1960s group that was assembled as an American version of The Beatles, died of a massive heart attack in Indiantown, where he lived, his publicist Helen Kensick said.

Prior to his fame on THE MONKEES, Jones had roles on other shows including British soap opera CORONATION STREET, where he played Colin Lomax in 1961 (see photo below).

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