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Jones’ Death Hikes Heart Attack Alert

Yesterday, news of Davy Jones’ death lit up Facebook, Twitter and online news sites with frantic reports. Baby Boomers shared nostalgic remembrances of their childhood worship of the Monkees and circulated YouTube clips of Jones’ songs. Less talked about was how he died: a massive heart attack, according to today’s autopsy results. If you’re in your 40s, 50s, or 60s, the news of how Jones died might also have given you pause. A heart attack at 66? How likely is that? Could it happen to me?/Melanie Haiken, Forbes. More here. (2001 AP file photo of Davy Jones)

Question: Has the death of Monkee lead singer Davy Jones at age 66 of a heart attack Thursday made you think about your own heart health?

Play Music In Heaven, Davy Jones

In sixth grade, when the television show started about the rock band, my girlfriends and I spent hours discussing our favorite Monkee (mine: Peter Tork). We bought all their albums, memorized all the songs, waited in line for their movies. We didn't care when we later learned that none of them were very good at playing music when they got together. They were chosen for their chemistry. And boy, did they have it. They allowed us to daydream about love, romance and all the other stuff we didn't really know about yet in sixth grade/Rebecca Nappi, SR End Notes. More here. (AP file photo: “The Monkees,” from top left, during TV show in 1960s, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, from lower left, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork pose next to their customized Pontiac GTO)

Question: Anyone have a favorite Monkee who wasn't Davy Jones?

Davy Jones, 66, Monkees, RIP

In this 1997 file photo (left to right), Monkees Davy Jones, Peter Tork,Mickey Dolenz, Michael Nesmith. Jones, the lead singer who popularized “I'm A Believer,” died this morning of a heart attack. Story here. (AP file photo)

Question: Do you have a favorite Monkees' song?

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