Davy Jones was a British man who found stardom in the U.S. and then around the world when he was cast in the TV show The Monkees.
Following the popularity of the Beatles films like Help, it was decided that money could be made from a Saturday morning live action music show about a group like the Beatles.
So Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork, Mickey Dolenz and Davy Jones were cast in the show.
Boyce & Hart played the music and wrote the songs most of the time. One of the group's big hits was "Pleasant Valley Sunday." That was written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin.
The group's other big hits were "Last Train To Clarksville" and "Day Dream Believer."
The second one was always popping up. Such as when Davy Jones guested on The Brady Bunch where Marcia was the president of his fan club.
The Monkees were fake and got tired of being fake so they started playing their own instruments and writing their own songs.
When the show was over, the group or 'group' was.
Mr. Jones hung around for a few years after as sort of a Bobby Sherman with a British accent.
Then that was it for Davy until the 80s when the Monkees did their first reunion tour.
Mickey Dolenz was always my favorite. He was funny and should have been a big hit in TV and movies because he was truly talented as a performer. (I assume he still is truly talented.)
But they all had quirks that made them stand out.
Mike Nesmith, for example, wrote Linda Ronstadt's "Different Drum."
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