The Monkees have lost their frontman. Â Sixties pop singer and teen idol Davy Jones has died. Â A rep for Jones tells TMZ.com Jones passed away Wednesday morning in Marin County, Florida after suffering a heart attack. Â He was 66. Â Jones rose to fame in the 1960s as one fourth of the made-for-television pop quartet the Monkees alongside Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork. Â Created in the vein of the Beatles, the Monkees found success both on television and on the music charts with hits like “Daydream Believer,” “I’m A Believer,” and “Last Train to Clarksville.”
The English-born Jones sang many of the group’s lead vocals. Â He continued to perform solo after the Monkees disbanded in 1971. Â Jones later reconnected with other members of the group for reunion tours and just last year made mention of getting the group back together again for another musical outing. Â Jones’ last solo album, “She,” a collection of standards from the 1940s and 1950s, was released in 2009.