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On Feb. 29, 2012, Davy Jones of The Monkees passed away suddenly, leaving a gaping hole in the hearts of many fans of the 1960s pop group.

For many generations of Monkees fans, Jones was a favorite thanks to his charming personality, self-deprecating sense of humor and musical talent.

Jones sang lead vocals on some of the group’s biggest hits, including “Daydream Believer.”

At a solo concert in New Hope, Pa., in 2010, Jones closed out his set with his biggest song and proved to the crowd that he was still the charming singer they remembered from TV.


Following Jones’ passing, The Monkees regrouped and went on a tour in honor of their fallen friend.

When it came time to sing “Daydream Believer” during their 2012 reunion tour, the group decided to honor Jones by having members of the audience sing the song instead a member of the group.

Douglas Barclay is the Entertainment Editor at Rare. Follow him on Twitter @douglabarclay17
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