Davy Jones, who as lead singer of the Monkees turned a prefab TV band gig into a life-long career, died Wednesday of a heart attack in Stuart, Fla. He was 66.
His death shocked fans and friends like by Bruce Morrow, the veteran city radio deejay.
“I was stunned,” said Morrow. “He seemed to be in such good health.”
Morrow extended his four-hour Wednesday night show to seven hours so fans could call “to talk about how much he meant to them.”
Morrow also said that he thought Jones and his fellow Monkees Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith had over the years achieved at least some of their biggest wish: that their music be given some respect.