DAVY JONES of THE MONKEES at Times Square
Type: Music & Concerts
Maintaining his allure as a sexy icon through generations of fans, Davy Jones first invaded teen hearts as the international idol of millions in the 1960s Emmy Award-winning television classic The Monkees. Since the show hit the small screen so many years ago, Jones has triumphed as both a serious actor and a comedian on the theatrical stage; as a rock musician, composer, and artist; and, true to his first love, as an extremely able horseman.
Jones was born in Manchester, England, on December 30, 1945. Early experiences in television and on stage eventually led him to New York where, at age 16, he originated the Artful Dodger role on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award. As a result, he was offered a contract with Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems Television, and The Monkees was created shortly after. Also a musical group, The Monkees' album sales surpassed all records. The group continues to be a bestseller almost 50 years later, having reunited for tours and other projects in recent years.