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Encyclopedia > Davy Jones (actor)
Davy Jones

Born David Thomas Jones
December 30, 1945 (1945-12-30) (age 61)
Flag of England Manchester, England
Known for member of The Monkees
Occupation singer, actor
Children Talia Elizabeth (October 2 1968), Sarah Lee (July 3 1971), Jessica Lillian (September 4 1981) and Annabel Charlotte (June 26 1988)
Website davyjones.net

Davy Jones (born David Thomas Jones December 30, 1945) is an English actor and singer, best known as a member of The Monkees. He is twice divorced with four children: Talia Elizabeth (October 2 1968) and Sarah Lee (July 3 1971) with first wife Linda, and Jessica Lillian (September 4 1981) and Annabel Charlotte (June 26 1988) with second wife Anita. Davy Jones, 1967 Davy Jones, an actor and singer, was born David Thomas Jones on December 30, 1945 in Manchester, England. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 480 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1500 pixel, file size: 547 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A 2005 photo of Monkee Davy Jones. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ...

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Career

Jones was born in Manchester, England. His father had hopes for him as a jockey, but Jones was more interested in being in show business, and as a teenager he appeared on British TV soap operas, including Coronation Street. He appeared to great acclaim in the musical Oliver! as the Artful Dodger, playing the role both in London and on [[Broadway stupidTV debut. This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The racecourse in Chester. ... Show business is a vernacular term for the business of entertainment. ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... Coronation Street is an award winning British soap opera. ... Oliver! is a British musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. ... George Cruikshanks original engraving of the Artful Dodger (center), here introducing Oliver (right) to Fagin (left). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...

Davy Jones, circa 1967

Ward Sylvester of Screen Gems (then the television division of Columbia Pictures) signed Jones to a contract, following his Ed Sullivan appearance. A pair of American television appearances followed, in episodes of Ben Casey and The Farmer's Daughter. He also recorded a single and album for Colpix Records, which charted but weren't huge hits. Image File history File links Davy Jones, 1967. ... Ward Sylvester is an entertainment industry producer, manager, promoter, executive and consultant. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... Dr. Maggie Graham (Bettye Ackerman) and Vince Edwards as the title character Ben Casey was a medical drama series which ran on ABC from 1961 to 1966. ... The Farmers Daughter is a 1947 movie which tells the story of a Minnesota farmgirl who ends up working as a maid for a Congressman and his politically-connected mother. ... Colpix Records was the first recording company for Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems. ...


From 1965 to 1970, Jones was a member of The Monkees, a pop-rock group formed expressly for a TV show of the same name. With Screen Gems producing the series, Jones was shortlisted for auditions, but still had to meet producers Bob Rafelson 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". After the show went off the air and the group disbanded, he continued to perform solo, later joining with fellow-Monkee Micky Dolenz and songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart as a short-lived group. The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ... Robert (Bob) Rafelson (born February 21, 1933 in New York City) is an American film director, writer and producer. ... Producer Bert Schneider was behind a number of important and topical films of the late 60s and early 70s. ... I Wanna Be Free is the third track off of the Monkees first LP, The Monkees All Music Review Quite simply, I Wanna Be Free is the Boyce/ Hart songwriting team attempting to write their version of Yesterday for the Monkees project. ... Daydream Believer is a song composed by John Stewart, originally recorded by the band The Monkees. ... George Michael Dolenz, Jr. ... Boyce & Hart promotional image (Bobby Hart, Tommy Boyce as pictured) Tommy Boyce (born Sidney Thomas Boyce, September 29, 1939, Charlottesville, Virginia; died November 23, 1994) and Bobby Hart (born Robert Luke Harshman, February 19, 1939, Phoenix, Arizona) were songwriters best known for the songs they wrote for The Monkees. ...

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Jones was drafted into the U. S. Army in 1967. He was excused from serving due to his short stature and the fact that he was his parents' only source of income (his father was unable to work by then). The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ...


In recent years, Jones has performed with his former bandmates in reunion tours and has appeared in several productions of Oliver! as Fagin. He has also continued to race horses with some success in his native England, United Kingdom, while residing in Beavertown, Pennsylvania, United States. Oliver! is a British musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Beavertown is a borough located in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. ...


In the summer of 2006, Davy recorded "Your Personal Penguin", written by children's author Sandra Boynton as a companion piece to her new board book of the same title. Sandra Keith Boynton (born April 3, 1953) is a popular American humorist, songwriter, childrens author and illustrator. ...


U.S. & Foreign-only Singles

Date Label/Catalog # Titles (A-side / B-side) Billboard Top Singles Cashbox Notes
 ??/1965 Colpix CP-764 Dream Girl / Take Me To Paradise
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Credited as "David Jones."
 ??/1965 Colpix CP-784 What Are We Going To Do? / This Bouquet
93
94
Credited as "Mr. David Jones."
 ??/1965 Colpix CP-793 The Girl From Chelsea / Theme For A New Love
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-
Credited as "David Jones."
04/1971 Bell 986 Do It In The Name Of Love / Lady Jane
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-
By Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones.
06/1971 Bell 45-111 Rainy Jane / Welcome To My Love
52
32
10/1971 Bell 45-136 I Really Love You / Sittin' In The Apple Tree
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98
11/1971 Bell 45-159 Girl / Take My Love
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-
01/1972 Bell 45-178 I'll Believe In You / Road To Love
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-
 ??/1972 MGM K14458 You're A Lady / Who Was It
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-
 ??/1973 MGM K14524 Rubberene / Rubberene
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This single was released as a promo copy only.
05/1978 Warner Brothers 17161 (Hey Ra Ra Ra) Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse / You Don't Have To Be A Country Boy To Sing A Country Song
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Issued in England only to commemorate Mickey Mouse's 50th Birthday
05/1981 Japan JAS-2007 It's Now / How Do You Know
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Released in Japan only.
06/1981 Japan JAS-2010 Dance Gypsy / Can She Do It (Like She Dances)
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Released in Japan only.
03/1982 Pioneer K-1517 Sixteen (Baby, You'll Soon Be Sixteen) / Baby, Hold Out
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-
Released in Japan only.
12/1984 No Label JJ2001 I'll Love You Forever / When I Look Back On Christmas
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Released in England only.
 ??/1987 Powderworks 374 After Your Heart / Hippy Hippy Shake
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Released in Australia only.

NOTES: Davy 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. George Michael Dolenz, Jr. ... George Michael Dolenz, Jr. ... Boyce & Hart promotional image (Bobby Hart, Tommy Boyce as pictured) Tommy Boyce (born Sidney Thomas Boyce, September 29, 1939, Charlottesville, Virginia; died November 23, 1994) and Bobby Hart (born Robert Luke Harshman, February 19, 1939, Phoenix, Arizona) were songwriters best known for the songs they wrote for The Monkees. ... Boyce & Hart promotional image (Bobby Hart, Tommy Boyce as pictured) Tommy Boyce (born Sidney Thomas Boyce, September 29, 1939, Charlottesville, Virginia; died November 23, 1994) and Bobby Hart (born Robert Luke Harshman, February 19, 1939, Phoenix, Arizona) were songwriters best known for the songs they wrote for The Monkees. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... George Michael Dolenz, Jr. ... Peter Halsten Thorkelson (born February 13, 1942), better known as Peter Tork, is an American musician and actor. ... George Michael Dolenz, Jr. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Point! is a fable by American songwriter and musician Harry Nilsson about a boy named Oblio, the only round-headed person in the Land of Point, where by law everyone and everything had to have a point. ...


U.S. & Foreign-only Vinyl Albums

Date Label/Catalog # Titles (A-side / B-side) Billboard Top Singles Cashbox Notes
 ??/1965 Colpix CP-784 (mono) / Colpix SCP-784 (stereo) David Jones
185
-
Credited as "David Jones."
06/1971 Bell 6067 Davy Jones
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-
01/1978 MCA MCF2826 The Point
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Jones sings most of the songs on this original cast recording of Harry Nilsson's stage performance of "The Point." Album was initially released in England only, followed by a release in Japan.
06/1981 Japan JAL-1003 Davy Jones Live
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Released in Japan only.
03/1982 Pioneer K-10025 Hello Davy (Davy Jones Live)
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Released in Japan only. According to some sources, this is an unauthorized LP release, with the audio having been lifted from the Japanese-released laserdisc of this concert.

NOTES: Davy recorded an album 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. The self-titled album was released as Capitol ST-11513. Also, Davy had released a number of albums in cassette- and/or CD-only formats, including "Davy Jones Sings The Monkees and More," "It's Christmas Time Again," "JustMe," "JustMe 2" and the archival 4-album "Just For The Record" set. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Point! is a fable by American songwriter and musician Harry Nilsson about a boy named Oblio, the only round-headed person in the Land of Point, where by law everyone and everything had to have a point. ... George Michael Dolenz, Jr. ... Boyce & Hart promotional image (Bobby Hart, Tommy Boyce as pictured) Tommy Boyce (born Sidney Thomas Boyce, September 29, 1939, Charlottesville, Virginia; died November 23, 1994) and Bobby Hart (born Robert Luke Harshman, February 19, 1939, Phoenix, Arizona) were songwriters best known for the songs they wrote for The Monkees. ... Boyce & Hart promotional image (Bobby Hart, Tommy Boyce as pictured) Tommy Boyce (born Sidney Thomas Boyce, September 29, 1939, Charlottesville, Virginia; died November 23, 1994) and Bobby Hart (born Robert Luke Harshman, February 19, 1939, Phoenix, Arizona) were songwriters best known for the songs they wrote for The Monkees. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the...


Trivia

  • David Bowie's original name was David (Robert) Jones: he changed his name to avoid confusion with Davy Jones, whose career was peaking as Bowie's was beginning.
  • In the fall of 1967, both The Monkees and Star Trek were beginning their second seasons on NBC. While the former was quite successful, Star Trek's ratings were sagging. In an attempt to add "teen appeal" to Star Trek, NBC asked Gene Roddenberry to add a new character that looked like one of the Monkees. The result was the role of Pavel Chekov, played by Walter Koenig, who bore a resemblance to Jones at the time. (This was sometimes enhanced with a long-hair wig.)
  • Jones has a long-time stalker, Mary Pruitt.[citation needed]
  • Jones guest starred in an episode of the television series The Brady Bunch as himself, as well as the spin-off film, The Brady Bunch Movie.
  • In an interview segment aired on the Monkees TV show, Jones claimed that when he had recently flown home to visit his gravely ill father in England, his father had refused to let him in the house due to Jones' long hair. Jones said that he had gotten two haircuts, neither of which satisfied his father. Finally, Jones bought his father a house so his father could not turn him away.
  • In another interview from the show, Jones said he had been touring continuously for six years, since he was fourteen.[citation needed]
  • Jones shares the same birthday (three years apart) with Monkee bandmate Michael Nesmith. He also lived with Nesmith and his family in Hollywood, in the early Monkees days.
  • Jones's seasonal residence is located in Beavertown, Pennsylvania.
  • Jones was in an episode of the G4 television show Code Monkeys in Davy Jones Locker.

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 1947 January 8) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American scriptwriter and producer. ... Pavel Andreievich Chekov, Cyrillic: Павел Андрейевич Чеков), played by Walter Koenig, is a Russian Starfleet officer in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Walter Marvin Koenig (born September 14, 1936) is an American actor, writer, teacher and director, known for his roles as Chekov in Star Trek, and as Bester on the series Babylon 5. ... The Brady Bunch is an American television situation comedy, based around a large blended family. ... The Brady Bunch Movie is a 1995 comedy film adaptation of the 1969-1974 television series The Brady Bunch. ... The Monkees in 1968 (left to right): Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith and Davy Jones The Monkees were a four-person band who appeared in an American television series of the same name, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968. ... Robert Michael Nesmith, born December 30, 1942 ) (age 64) in Houston, Texas, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, perhaps best known for his time in the musical group The Monkees and on the TV series of the same name. ... Beavertown is a borough in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... G4 or G-4 may refer to: G4 (TV channel), a male-oriented (formerly video game oriented) TV channel G4TechTV Canada, G4s Canadian counterpart AEG G.IV, a German World War I heavy bomber Allegiant Air (IATA code G4) Group 4 of the periodic table Gulfstream G400 and G450... Code Monkeys is an animated series on G4. ...

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NAME Jones, Davy
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION actor, singer
DATE OF BIRTH December 30, 1945 (1945-12-30) (age 61)
PLACE OF BIRTH Manchester, England
DATE OF DEATH
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