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|Also Known As:||Died:||February 29, 2012|
|Born:||December 30, 1945||Cause of Death:||Heart Attack|
|Birth Place:||Manchester, England, GB||Profession:||Music ...|
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Made TV acting debut on the "BBC Sunday-Night Play" presentation "Summer Theatre: June Evening"
Cast as the Artful Dodger in the Broadway production of "Oliver!"
Performed with the Broadway cast of "Oliver!" on "The Ed Sullivan Show" (CBS); episode also marked first appearance of The Beatles
Cast alongside Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith as The Monkees; the pop-rock group was assembled by filmmakers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider after watching The Beatles' 1964 film "A Hard Day's Night"
Co-starred on NBC series "The Monkees"; sitcom followed adventures of the band as they pursued rock and roll stardom
The Monkees released its self-titled debut, the first of four consecutive No. 1 albums in the U.S.; included the hit "(Theme from) The Monkees"; sang lead vocals
Released third album <i>Headquarters</i>, which marked the first one written and recorded primarily by the four members of the group
Group released signature hit "Daydream Believer"; song topped the <i>Billboard</i> charts
Made feature acting debut with The Monkees in musical comedy "Head," directed by Rafelson and co-starring Jack Nicholson
Made a memorable guest appearance on "The Brady Bunch" (ABC)
Reprised the Artful Dodger with a voiceover role in animated "Oliver Twist"
Following Tork's and Nesmith's departures (in 1969 and 1970, respectively), Jones and Dolenz continued to record and tour; released the album <i>Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart</i>
Appeared with Dolenz in Harry Nilsson's play "The Point" at the Mermaid Theatre in London
MTV revived "Monkee-Mania" with a marathon airing of the TV show
Reunited with The Monkees on stage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
With The Monkees, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Released eleventh and final studio album with four original members of The Monkees, <i>Justus</i> to celebrate 30th anniversary
Co-starred in the ABC movie "Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees," written and directed by Nesmith
Recorded the single "Your Personal Penguin," written by children's author Sandra Boynton
Named the No.1 teen idol of all time by Yahoo Music
Released solo album <i>She</i>, a collection of standards from the 1940s through the 1970s
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