Davy Jones
actor, singer
Davy Jones
David Thomas "Davy" Jones is an English rock singer-songwriter and actor best known as a member of the Monkees.
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Davy Jones's personal information overview.
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Art Imitates Life: Police Beating
Huffington Post - 3 months
PROCESSION: The Art of Norman Lewis, is showcasing at the Chicago Cultural Center. The late Norman Lewis was a Harlem resident and part of the Harlem Renaissance. Some of his earlier works remind me of Jacob Lawrence, his contemporary. Yet, it was Norman Lewis' shift to abstract art that gave him critical acclaim. As I entered the gallery, one of the first pieces I encountered was titled Police Beating from 1943. Norman Lewis wrote of this piece: "I was constantly being investigated...when we picketed, being harassed by the police...[white picketers] being bothered by the police was entirely different from the black cat being beaten by the police. It almost seems that the police had more license to beat [black picketers] up...The hostility, they almost singled you out to beat you." I majored in Political Science. Normally, I should be writing like a mad hatter during election cycle. However, this election season has me utterly depressed, disheartened, and at a loss for words. ...
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Fire destroys intended landmark of Monkees singer
Yahoo News - 5 months
BEAVERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A fire in central Pennsylvania has destroyed a church intended to be a museum honoring the late singer Davy Jones.
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The Monkees Release First Album Since Davy Jones' Death
ABC News - 9 months
After five decades, The Monkees are still monkey-ing around. The group performed live on TV this morning, for the first time since fellow Monkee, Davy Jones, died.
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​Hey, hey, The Monkees are back!
CBS News - 9 months
The '60s TV phenoms are back with a 50th anniversary album, featuring newly-recorded songs, and a track with the late Davy Jones
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David Bowie's Majestic Evolution, In Photos
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Every David Bowie hair style in one GIF pic.twitter.com/asA4EEmfcs — Adam Khan (@Khanoisseur) January 11, 2016 "Ch-ch-changes, just gonna have to be a different man. Time may change me. But I can't trace time." It's safe to say that no other musician has transformed himself as much as David Bowie did.  He began his career in the early 1960s as a guitarist in a wedding band. Both his music and style were reflective of the era -- he originally looked much like The Beatles. Over time, however, Bowie took on folk, pop, electronica, psychedelia, punk rock and glam rock, and he changed his hair and dress to match the music. His name also changed. He was born David Jones, first changing it to Davy Jones, and eventually settling on David Bowie in honor of American pioneer Jim Bowie. In the early 1970s, he also created an alter-ego called Ziggy Stardust, an androgynous figure who embraced glam rock. Take a journey throughout the decades of Bowie's career in the photos ...
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David Bowie's Majestic Style Evolution, In Photos
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Every David Bowie hair style in one GIF pic.twitter.com/asA4EEmfcs — Adam Khan (@Khanoisseur) January 11, 2016 "Ch-ch-changes, just gonna have to be a different man. Time may change me. But I can't trace time." It's safe to say that no other musician has transformed himself as much as David Bowie did.  He began his career in the early 1960s as a guitarist in a wedding band. Both his music and style were reflective of the era -- he originally looked much like The Beatles. Over time, however, Bowie took on folk, pop, electronica, psychedelia, punk rock and glam rock, and he changed his hair and dress to match the music. His name also changed. He was born David Jones, first changing it to Davy Jones, and eventually settling on David Bowie in honor of American pioneer Jim Bowie. In the early 1970s, he also created an alter-ego called Ziggy Stardust, an androgynous figure who embraced glam rock. Take a journey throughout the decades of Bowie's career in the photos ...
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Fashion: Modern Day Janes of the Jungle
NYTimes - over 1 year
Models came down the runway in head-to-toe animal prints at Burberry, Givenchy and more.
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6 of the Best Science-Themed April Fools' Day Jokes
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Many poor souls have been victims of April Fools' Day jokes, and science — with it's reputation for achieving stunning and sometimes fantastic feats — makes for some of the best fodder. From harnessing the energy of thunderstorms to rounding off the number pi, here are some of history's greatest science April Fools' Day pranks to wow your nerdy friends. Researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), home of the particle smasher used to discover the Higgs boson particle and other groundbreaking insights into the four fundamental forces (the strong force, the weak force, the electromagnetic force and gravity), reported today (April 1) that they had confirmed the existence of the Force — the supernatural power in the fictional "Star Wars" universe. The statement goes on to say that researchers are unsure of what causes the Force but its practical applications include long-distance communication, influencing minds and lifting heavy objects out of swamps.
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14 Valentine's Day Jokes That Laugh In The Face Of Cupid
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Does anyone actually like Valentine's Day? Whether you're married to "The One" or find yourself as single as can be, Valentine's Day is consistently a huge letdown. Couples set high, impossible-to-achieve expectations, while single people are forced to celebrate something called "Singles Awareness Day." You, dear reader, have two options. You could spend the day grumbling about Hallmark and crowded, overpriced restaurants and your mom calling you for the fourth f--king year in a row asking why you're still single (deep breaths), or you can accept the ridiculousness of the holiday, check out our favorite Valentine's Day jokes and eat that pint of Ben & Jerry's with pride. All images courtesy of Getty.
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The Ecological Davy Jones’s Locker
NYTimes - about 3 years
Ocean acidification is but one of the daunting problems facing the oceans, scientists warn in the documentary “Revolution.”
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Daydream Believers
Huffington Post - over 3 years
At the start of November 1966, The Monkees were at the top of the Billboard singles chart with Last Train to Clarksville, the group's first No. 1. It was later revealed that due to filming commitments on their TV series, none of the group had played on this or most of the group's early recordings. Are we bothered? So, where did these four cheeky, floppy-haired wannabes come from? In September 1965, the Hollywood Reporter ran the following advertisement: "Madness folk and roll musicians, singers wanted for acting roles in new TV show. Parts for four insane boys." The Monkees were born. These were the days when the seeds of Pop Idol and X Factor had yet to germinate in the mind of a five-year-old Simon Fuller. Englishman Davy Jones was a former jockey who had achieved some initial success on the musical stage (in 1964, Jones appeared with the cast of Oliver! on The Ed Sullivan Show the night of the Beatles' live American debut). Texan Michael Nesmith had served a brief stin ...
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Will He Ever Perform Live Again?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The story of whether or not David Bowie would tour in support of his latest LP, "The Next Day," has been a twisted one. A new report in the Mirror (consider this your grain of salt) suggests that Bowie has been presented with a "multimillion pound offer" to play East London's Olympic Park. The British tabloid says the first offer came in from Live Nation, and that an AEG proposal for a Hyde Park Bowie gig is also expected. The Huffington Post has reached out to Live Nation and did not immediately receive comment. Between "The Next Day" and the ensuing music videos Bowie's latest projects have essentially been state secrets before their official announcements and/or releases, so it's not extremely likely that any advance news on concerts and/or a tour would be leaked out. It was first generally accepted (and messaged) that the legendary rocker would not hit the road. There were even rumors of Bowie's ailing health, though the severity of the concern tapered in the wa ...
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Tony Sachs: Micky Dolenz Talks About The Monkees Present... And The Monkees' Future
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's kind of amazing to realize that the Monkees in their original incarnation were around for less than four years, from the debut of their TV show and their first hit single, "Last Train To Clarksville," in the fall of 1966 until remaining members Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones finally threw in the towel in 1970 (the other Monkees, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork, had already left). During that time they managed to crank out nine albums, tour the world a few times, make a creatively adventurous but commercially disastrous movie (Head), and of course film two seasons of a TV show that, every time it gets aired again, creates a new generation of fans. Which is why the Monkees have never really gone away. Every few years, two or three members of the "Prefab Four" have hit the road, playing the old hits and occasionally even some newer songs; they did an album of new material in the '80s and again in the '90s. And the old songs keep getting reissued in ever more comprehensive pac ...
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Up & Coming
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
Music previews for the week of August 14-20. WEDNESDAY 8/14 YEAH YEAH YEAHS, HAR MAR SUPERSTAR (Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale) See My, What a Busy Week! CLOUD CONTROL, ELLIS PINK, SWAHILI (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Read our article on Cloud Control. INTERNATIONAL POP OVERTHROW: THE ZAGS, DON'T, 302, THE LONESOMES, ANNY CELSI, CHRISTOPHER REYNE (Alhambra Theatre, 4811 SE Hawthorne) Local power-pop up-and-comers the Zags have only been around since the beginning of the summer, but their lone recording, the can't-believe-it's-not-Squeeze "It's Over," has already earned them a considerable amount of buzz among this city's pop litterateurs. While it's difficult to write extensively about a band with such a limited output, it's easy to see the Zags' star-spangled trajectory: clocking in at just over two minutes (if you need any longer than that to make your point in the realm of pop music, you're doing it wron ...
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Disney prepares a toy offensive with 'Infinity'
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
(AP) — With cartoony posters plastering the walls and toy figures standing at attention on nearly every flat surface, a once ordinary conference room on Disney's Glendale campus has been transformed into the colorful war room for "Disney Infinity," the ambitious project from the company's interactive division that combines real-life toy figures with virtual worlds. "Infinity" utilizes real-life toy figures to depict Disney personalities in sprawling virtual locales where those same characters can do stuff like race vehicles, create and play games and construct buildings — cooperatively or alone — as well as go on specific adventures in their own realms. The new additions include Sorcerer Mickey from "Fantasia"; Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear from "Toy Story"; Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope from "Wreck-It Ralph"; Phineas and Agent P from "Phineas and Ferb"; Jack Skellington from "The Nightmare Before Christmas"; Rapunzel from "Tangled"; and Anna and Elsa from "Frozen," a new Disney ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Davy Jones
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 65
    In February 2011, Jones mentioned rumours of another Monkees reunion, stating "There's even talk of putting the Monkees back together again in the next year or so for a U.S. and UK tour," he told Disney's Backstage Pass newsletter. "You're always hearing all those great songs on the radio, in commercials, movies, almost everywhere."
    More Details Hide Details The tour came to fruition entitled, "An Evening with The Monkees: The 45th Anniversary Tour."
  • 2009
    Age 63
    Also in 2009, Jones performed in the Flower Power Concert Series during Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival. and is scheduled to appear in the 2011 series.
    More Details Hide Details NOTES: Jones recorded two singles with former Monkee Micky Dolenz and songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart under the group name "Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart" on Capitol Records in 1975. They were "I Remember The Feeling"/"You & I" (Capitol 4180) and "I Love You (And I'm Glad That I Said It)"/"Savin' My Love For You" (Capitol 4271). Jones also released a single with Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork in 1976 titled "Christmas Is My Time of Year" / "White Christmas" (Christmas CDS-700/701) which saw a rerelease in 1986 (Christmas CDS-702/703). Lastly, Jones had an EP release in the UK with Micky Dolenz culling tracks from their performance in Harry Nilsson's "The Point! " performance in London in 1978: "Lifeline" (Jones) / "It's A Jungle Out There" (Dolenz) / "Gotta Get Up" (Jones & Dolenz). It was released as MCA 348.
    In 2009, Jones released an album entitled "She" which is a collection of handpicked classics and standards from the 1940s through the 1970s.
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    In 2009 Jones was rated second in a list of 10 best teen idols compiled by Fox News.
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  • 2008
    Age 62
    In December 2008, Yahoo Music named Jones No.1 teen idol of all time.
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  • 2007
    Age 61
    Also in 2007, Jones also recorded the theme for a campy movie comedy called Sexina: Popstar PI.
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    On November 1, 2007, the Boynton book and CD titled "Blue Moo" was released and Jones is featured in both the book and CD, singing "Your Personal Penguin".
    More Details Hide Details As a result of the collaboration, Jones has become a close friend of Boynton.
  • 2006
    Age 60
    In April 2006, Jones recorded the single "Your Personal Penguin", written by children's author Sandra Boynton, as a companion piece to her new board book of the same title.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1997
    Age 51
    In 1997 he guest-starred as himself on the television show Sabrina The Teenage Witch and sang "Daydream Believer" to Sabrina (Melissa Joan Hart).
    More Details Hide Details In recent years, Jones performed with his former bandmates in reunion tours and appeared in several productions of Oliver! as Fagin. He continued to race horses with some success in his native England, while residing in Beavertown, PA. He owns and races horses in the United States and served as a commercial spokesman for Colonial Downs racetrack in Virginia. He has a residence in Stuart, Florida as well.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1978
    Age 32
    In 1978, he appeared with Micky Dolenz in Harry Nilsson's play The Point at the Mermaid Theatre in London.
    More Details Hide Details Jones continued acting as he appeared in one episode of The Brady Bunch, two episodes of My Two Dads, an episode of Here Come the Brides, and two episodes of Love, American Style. He also appeared and sang, in animated form, on an episode of The New Scooby-Doo Movies and in an episode of Hey Arnold. Also, Jones made a cameo appearance as himself in the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "SpongeBob vs. The Big One" (his appearance was meant to be a pun on Davy Jones' Locker), a third-season episode of the sitcom Boy Meets World and the Brady Bunch spoof movie of The Brady Bunch Movie.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1965
    Age 19
    From 1965 to 1971, Jones was a member of the Monkees, a pop-rock group formed expressly for a television show of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details With Screen Gems producing the series, Jones was shortlisted for auditions, as he was the only Monkee who was signed to a deal with the studio, but still had to meet producers Bob Rafelson's and Bert Schneider's standards. As a Monkee, Jones sang lead vocals on many of the group's songs, including "I Wanna Be Free" and "Daydream Believer". Davy met Laramy Smith in 1967, introduced by Eirik Wangberg (then a producer and co-owner of Sound Records). Laramy and Davy co-produced The Children, an Austin Texas group Davy discovered while on tour with the Monkees. A single was released on Laramie Records entitled "Picture Me", which reached Billboard at number 2 with a bullet. After the Monkees went off the air, the group disbanded. However, Jones continued to perform solo, while later joining with fellow Monkee Micky Dolenz and songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart as a short-lived group called Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart. He has also toured throughout the years with other members as various incarnations of the Monkees.
  • 1964
    Age 18
    On 9 February 1964, he appeared with the Broadway cast of Oliver! on The Ed Sullivan Show, the same episode on which The Beatles made their first appearance.
    More Details Hide Details Jones says of that night, "I watched the Beatles from the side of the stage, I saw the girls going crazy, and I said to myself, this is it, I want a piece of that." Following his Ed Sullivan appearance, Ward Sylvester of Screen Gems (then the television division of Columbia Pictures) signed Jones to a contract. A pair of American television appearances followed, as Jones received screen time in episodes of Ben Casey and The Farmer's Daughter. He also recorded a single and album for Colpix Records, which charted but were not huge hits.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1945
    Born
    Jones was born in Manchester, England on 30 December 1945.
    More Details Hide Details At the age of 11, he started his acting career and appeared on the British television soap opera Coronation Street as Ena Sharples's grandson, Colin Lomax. He also appeared in the BBC police series Z-Cars. However, after the death of his mother from emphysema when he was 14 years old, he left acting and trained as a jockey with Basil Foster. However, events developed to bring Jones back to the stage when Foster was approached by a friend who worked in a theatre in the West End of London during casting for Oliver! Foster said, "I've got the kid." Jones then became more interested in being in show business and appeared to great acclaim in the musical Oliver! as the Artful Dodger. After playing the role in London, he accompanied the show on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award.
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