POSTED FEBRUARY 29, 2012 1:50 pm
Today is a day which comes along every four years… February 29, otherwise known as
To honor Leap Year… today is a Shana-free day. There will be no posts re Shana and ask that discussions re Shana be kept to a minimum.
ALSO… just heard that Davy Jones of the Monkees has died of a heart attack! Davy was 66 years old…
In October 2010, Davy Jones was talking about a Monkees reunion tour… don’t think that happened.
Davy was the “cute” Monkee and was still “cute!”
Singer Davy Jones of The Monkees has died of a heart attack at 66, the medical examiner’s office in Martin County, Fla., has confirmed to NBC News.
Jones was most famous for his role in the pop group The Monkees, which was put together in 1965 for the TV show of the same name. Their hits included “Daydream Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer,” and “Pleasant Valley Sunday.” They also charted with the theme song from the show.
The Monkees sold more than 50 million records.
After “The Monkees” disbanded in 1971, Jones sang solo as well as with various reincarnations of the group. He also acted on stage and screen, with his most famous TV appearance as himself on “The Brady Bunch,” in an episode where Marcia Brady was the president of his fan club and tried to get the singer to appear at her school dance. He also played Fagin in “Oliver!” on Broadway. Recently, he played himself on an episode of “Sponge Bob Square Pants.” He released his final album in 2009.
Jones is survived by his wife, Jessica, and four daughters from previous marriages.
MORE INFO FROM DAVY JONES’ LOCAL PAPER… (Thanks to SH reader “NR”!!)
A publicist for former Monkees vocalist Davy Jones has confirmed the rocker died Wednesday morning of a heart attack in Indiantown.
The Martin County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Jones complained he wasn’t feeling well earlier in the morning. Fire rescue responded and took him to Martin Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. There appear to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death at this time and the Office of the Medical Examiner will investigate the cause of death.
Jones was 66 years old and was involved with many charities in the Indiantown area.
His wife, Jessica Pacheco, was a flamenco dancer and performed with her group, Flamenco Express, at the Lyric Theatre last week.
Jones joined the Monkees in 1965 as part of a TV show about a rock ‘n’ roll band. He has perfomed to benefit local organizations, such as the Indiantown Education Coalition, an organization that provides scholarships for students, provides grants for classroom supplies and funds student field trips. This story will be updated.
Just some trivia: Michael Nesmith’s mother invented “Liquid Paper”… which is why Michael was not receptive to offers of touring with the Monkees or making appearances with his former bandmates. Michael is rich… VERY RICH!
AND… WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS TIME TO LET ALL KNOW THE ANSWERS TO SOME EMAILS WHICH ARE CONTINUING TO BE SENT TO SH:
- SH STILL does not know how to procure any of Simon Barney’s new tequila! SH has no information re the distributor; nor how to contact Simon Barney himself! Although SH has heard that Simon’s tequila has gotten good reviews, SH still does not know how you can contact Simon!!
- And, especially for “Reiko.” SH cannot assist you with your litigation matter involving your ex-husband!