“Daydream Believer” RIP Davy Jones (1945-2012) Ten Facts I Bet You Didn’t Know About Davy Jones

Posted: February 29, 2012 in Music
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In memory of Davy Jones, here are 10 cool facts about his life.

1. The Monkees: David Thomas “Davy” Jones was a member of The Monkees and sang lead vocals on many of The Monkees’ recordings.

2. The Ed Sullivan ShowThe same night that The Beatles played on The Ed Sullivan Show, Davy Jones performed with the Broadway cast of Oliver! on Feb. 9, 1964.

3. 1967 Success: In 1967, The Monkees sold more albums than The Beatles and the Rolling Stones put together.

4. Auditions: Guitarist Stephen Stills originally auditioned for The Monkees but couldn’t come to an agreement with the show’s producers.

5. “I’m a Believer”: Many songs by The Monkees have been covered by famous bands like Coldplay and Weezer.

6. The Brady BunchDavy Jones guest-starred as himself on The Brady Bunch in the episode “Getting Davy Jones”. Soon after the airing of this episode, Davy Jones became a teen heartthrob and was named the #1 teen idol of all time in 2008 by Yahoo Music.

7. Hendrix: Jimi Hendrix opened up for The Monkees on their 1967 tour.

8. David Bowie: David Bowie was actually born David Jones but changed it as to not confuse himself with Davy Jones

9. His Voice: Davy Jones’ voice has been used in Spongebob Squarepants, Phineas and Ferb, and Scooby Doo.

10. A Job Before The Monkees: Before Davy Jones was a part of The Monkees, he was temporarily a jockey and won his first race in England on his prized  horse, Digpast.

Do you remember Davy Jones? What were some of your memories? Comment Below!

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