David Thomas “Davy” Jones was an English actor, musician, recording artist, performing artist and businessman best known as a member of the pop rock group, the Monkees, and star of the TV series of the same name. His acting credits include a Tony-nominated role as the Artful Dodger in Oliver! as well as roles in The Brady Bunch film and television show; Love, American Style; and My Two Dads. Jones is considered to be one of the great teen idols. From 1966 to 1971, Jones was a member of the Monkees, a pop-rock group formed expressly for a television show of the same name. Jones sang lead vocals on many of the Monkees’ recordings, including “I Wanna Be Free” and “Daydream Believer.”In addition to his career as an entertainer, Jones’ other first love was horses. Training as a jockey in his teens, Jones later said “I made one huge mistake. When the Monkees finished in 1969–70, I should have got away from Hollywood and got back into the racing game. Instead I waited another 10 years. Everyone makes mistakes in life and for me that was the biggest.” He held an amateur rider’s licence and rode in his first race at Newbury in Berkshire, England for trainer Toby Balding.On the morning of 29 February 2012, Jones went to tend his 14 horses at a farm in Indiantown, Florida. After riding one of his favorite horses around the track, he complained of chest pains and difficulty breathing and was rushed to Martin Memorial South Hospital in Stuart, Florida, where he was pronounced dead of a severe heart attack due to atherosclerosis.
Celebrity Parents Magazine: Davy Jones Issue
|MOMS WE LOVE||GINA FLANAGAN|
|AUTHOR’S CORNER||ANDREA SKYBERG|
|PRODUCT REVIEW||KIDS LUNCH BOX CARDS|
|YUM EATS||DAVY JONES’ RECIPE FOR OLD SOUP|
|CATCHING UP WITH…||LISA MATHEWS OF MILKSHAKE|
|BEHIND THE SCENES WITH||DAVY JONES|