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Widow Of Daydream Believer Songwriter Suing For Royalties

10th October 2014

The widow of songwriter John Stewart is suing record label bosses for unpaid royalties over The Monkees' hit tune Daydream Believer.Stephanie Case Stewart claims executives at Emi Music Publishing have failed to hand over at...

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Songwriter Gerry Goffin Dies

20th June 2014

Gerry Goffin has died aged 75.The songwriter, who penned worldwide hits such as 'The Loco-Motion' and '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman' with ex-wife Carole King, passed away at his home in Los...

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Fascinating Fact: 4126656

26th March 2014

The three surviving members of The Monkees are heading out on tour again following the success of their 2013 reunion trek. Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork have announced a 14-date U.S. tour, which...

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The Monkees Kick Off Summer Tour With Nesmith

17th July 2013

Michael Nesmith rejoined The Monkees in Port Chester, New York on Monday night (15Jul13) for the first time since he walked out on the band at the beginning of a European tour in 1997.The guitarist...

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Monkeemobile Designer Dies

13th May 2013

The celebrity car customiser behind The Monkees' novelty Monkeemobile has died, aged 80.Dean Jeffries passed away on 5 May (13) at his home in North Hollywood, California. The designer and painter was well known...

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The Monkees To Take Old Photos And Rare Home Video On The Road For Summer Tour

29th April 2013

The Monkees have dug out unseen film footage and rare photos for an upcoming 24-date multi-media summer (13) tour.The existing members of the band - Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork - regrouped for...

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The Monkees Ask Gig-goers To Sing Davy Jones Song On Tour

12th November 2012

The Monkees are honouring Davy Jones' memory on their first tour without the singer by asking audience members to provide the vocals for his most famous track Daydream Believer.The frontman passed away in February (12)...

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Micky Dolenz Torn Over Breaking Bad's The Monkees Song

29th August 2012

The Monkees star Micky Dolenz felt "a little torn" when one of the band's songs made an appearance in hit TV show Breaking Bad as he didn't want the track to be linked to drug...

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The Monkees Reunite For Davy Jones Tribute Tour!

9th August 2012

Hey, hey, it's The Monkees ! Again. The surviving members of the iconic '60s pop group have announced that they plan to reunite, in honor of the late Davy Jones, who passed away...

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The Monkees Won't Replace Davy Jones For Tour

8th August 2012

The stars on The Monkees will not be replacing late singer Davy Jones when they tour together in November (12) - but they'll be doing their best to honour his songs.Guitarist Michael Nesmith, who will...

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The Monkees Launching First Tour Since Davy Jones' Death

8th August 2012

The surviving members of The Monkees are reuniting to embark on their first tour without late frontman Davy Jones.The star suffered a fatal heart attack in February (12) and guitarist Peter Tork recently revealed Jones...

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Micky Dolenz Refuses To Rule Out The Monkees Tour

30th July 2012

Micky Dolenz refuses to rule out The Monkees reforming for another tour without late frontman Davy Jones, insisting his motto is "never say never".The group's British-born singer died in February (2012) after suffering a heart...

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One Direction To Voice Cartoon

14th June 2012

One Direction are to voice a cartoon series.The British boy band - comprising Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan - were delighted with animated show 'The Adventurous Adventures Of One...

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One Direction To Earn Millions From 3d Film

6th June 2012

One Direction could make £10 million each by starring in their own film.The British group - comprising Harry Styles, 18, Louis Tomlinson, 20, Zayn Malik, 19, Liam Payne, 18, and Niall Horan, 18 - are...

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Lulu: 'Davy Jones Broke My Heart"

13th May 2012

Scottish singer Lulu was left heartbroken in the late Sixties after discovering her then-boyfriend, The Monkees star Davy Jones, was also dating his future wife at the same time.The Shout hitmaker, 63, struck up a...

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Was Davy Jones Smoking Marijuana At The Time Of His Death?

5th April 2012

Davy Jones, the much-loved member of The Monkees, had cannabinoids in his system according to the autopsy for the star which was recently released. As you might surmise from the name, they're a family of...

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Davy Jones Toxicology Results Show Cannabinoids In System

5th April 2012

The Monkees star Davy Jones died with a marijuana-type drug in his system, according to toxicology reports.The British-born singer passed away in Florida in February (12), aged 66. Autopsy results showed he died after suffering...

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One Direction For 'The Monkees' Style Nickelodeon Show?

22nd March 2012

One Direction have played down talk they are set to star in their own television show on Nickelodeon. The British boy-band, who became the first UK group to top the Billboard Albums Chart with a...

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Jones' Wife Filed For Divorce In 2011

14th March 2012

The Monkees star Davy Jones and his wife Jessica Pacheco were working to save their marriage in the months leading up to the singer's death after she filed for divorce last summer (11).The couple wed...

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Jones' British-based Family Attend Private Memorial

12th March 2012

Close friends and relatives of late The Monkees star Davy Jones bid farewell to the singer at a private memorial service in his native Manchester, England on Sunday (11Mar12) - four days after he was...

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Davy Jones' Songs Played At Funeral

9th March 2012

Davy Jones' own songs were played to mourners at The Monkees star's private funeral in Florida on Wednesday (07Mar12), according to newly-released details about the service.Only immediate family members were invited to the ceremony, while...

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Jones' Family Thanks Fans For Support

8th March 2012

The Monkees star Davy Jones' four daughters have thanked fans of the late singer for the outpouring of support they've received since their father's death last week (29Feb12).The 66-year-old Daydream Believer hitmaker died after suffering...

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Davy Jones' Funeral: The Monkees Asked To Stay Away

8th March 2012

Davy Jones funeral was held yesterday (Wednesday March 7, 2012) in Florida, near the home where he lived and passed away. The funeral was attended by his immediate family, Reuters reports. Guests are said to...

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Intimate Funeral For Davy Jones, Minus The Monkees

8th March 2012

Davy Jones funeral took place on Wednesday (March 7, 2012), little more than a week after the Manchester-born Monkee died aged 65. Reuters reports that the ceremony was extremely low-key and took place not far...

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Davy Jones Laid To Rest In Florida

8th March 2012

The Monkees star Davy Jones was laid to rest in Florida on Wednesday (07Mar12).Only immediate family members were invited to the private service. Jones' remains were cremated and his ashes will be returned to his...

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Jones Thought Chest Pains Were Heartburn, According To Daughter

7th March 2012

The Monkees star Davy Jones' daughter has shed light on her father's final days, revealing the singer was suffering chest pains in the days leading up to his fatal heart attack - but he dismissed...

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Davy Jones' Funeral: The Monkees Will Not Attend

7th March 2012

The surviving members of the Monkees will not be attending Davy Jones funeral, it was reported today (March 7, 2012). According to a report from Billboard.com, Jones' family want a low-key funeral for the former...

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The Monkees Won't Attend Davy Jones' Funeral

6th March 2012

The remaining members of The Monkees will not attend Davy Jones' funeral.The 66-year-old singer passed away from a heart attack last week and while his bandmates are upset, they have agreed to stay away from...

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Davy Jones To Be Buried In Florida

2nd March 2012

Davy Jones will be buried in Florida, a representative of the singer has confirmed.The Monkees star - who was born in Manchester, North West England - will be laid to rest in the state, where...

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Davy Jones Died In Horse Riding Stable

2nd March 2012

The Monkees star Davy Jones spent his final moments with his beloved horses inside his riding stables.The British-born I'm a Believer hitmaker died suddenly of a heart attack at his Florida home on Wednesday (29Feb12),...

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