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Davy Jones: Flowers to be placed on the Monkees' Hollywood star

February 29, 2012 | 12:45 pm

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Flowers will be placed on the Monkees' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1 p.m. Wednesday in memory of Davy Jones, the band's lead singer whose death at 66 was announced earlier in the day.

The Martin County medical examiner’s office in Florida confirmed Wednesday morning that they had been notified of Jones’ death but would provide no other details.

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The band was formed in 1966 for an NBC television show. The comedy quickly became a hit -- and Jones was popular among teenage girls, including the fictional Marcia Brady from "The Brady Bunch."

The Monkees -- Jones, Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz -- performed for the first time in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl in 1967. According to an article that appeared in The Times, the "audience shrilled" and "hysteria abounded."

The series was canceled after two seasons in 1968. The group disbanded in 1970. In the 1980s, the band -- without Nesmith -- re-formed to record a new album, “Pool It!” The entire band reunited to play a few songs in 1986 at L.A.'s Greek Theatre.


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