After the British singer died aged 66 in Florida Davy Jones' Monkees bandmates have led the tributes to their long-time friend and fellow-adventurer. The Monkees, frequently described as the first manufactured pop band, were brought together for a US TV series in 1966 and were marketed as the American answer to The Beatles.
According to Tork, It is with great sadness that I reflect on the unexpected transitory of my long-time friend with fellow-adventurer, David Jones. Three of the band's original members - Jones, Dolenz and Tork - reunited together last year to play a series of gigs. The Monkees TV show originally ran from September 1966 to March 1968.