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Monkees Lead Singer Davy Jones Has Died

Actor and musician Davy Jones, who gained fame with the 1960s band The Monkees, has died in Florida. He was 66.

Davy Jones of the Monkees singing group at press conference at Warwick Hotel in New York City on July 6, 1967. 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.


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