Davey Jones of The Monkees RIP

An appreciation of the Monkees here ‘the band that made fun an art form…’

We are  sad to report the death of Davey Jones of The Monkees – he is reported to have sufferred a heart attack at his home in Florida. The 66yr-old Manchester born lead singer was rushed to a local hospital but sadly passed away.

The band who were created to mimic The Beatles for a TV series went on to become one of the greatest bands of the era.

I once met Jones when we shared a radio show appearance with The Monkees; we did an acoustic session as Goldblade, they were all really pleasent and into the session which was unexpected!

Full obit later


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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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