The Monkees in 1966: L to R: Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith.

By Lori Spencer

Yahoo! Music News

Davy Jones, the handsome British vocalist who melted the hearts of young girls in the 1960s, has died. Jones passed away at his Florida home Wednesday of a heart attack, according to the medical examiner’s office. He was 66.

Jones, best-known for his role in the famed TV series “The Monkees,” was the heartthrob of the band, making American teen girls swoon with his mop-top hair, big brown eyes, and megawatt smile. His fellow bandmates often teased Jones about his teen idol status and his height (he stood at only 5’3″). Monkees drummer Mickey Dolenz enjoyed jokingly introducing Jones as “Davey, the little short English one.”

His voice can be heard on some of the Monkees biggest hits. Jones took the lead on classics such as Boyce & Hart’s “Valleri,” “I Wanna Be Free,” “Daydream Believer,” (written by the Kingston Trio’s John Stewart) and “Cuddly Toy” (penned by Harry Nilsson).

Davy Jones was born Dec. 30, 1945 in Manchester, England. When he was 15…

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