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Family of The Monkees' Davy Jones launches production company
Organization aims to develop a variety of projects, including books, art, and film
By: Along Came Jones Media
Jones is best known for singing, playing tambourine, and falling in love on the ground-breaking musical sitcom The Monkees, which ran on NBC from 1966-68. Much more than a 1960s pop sensation however, Jones enjoyed success on radio, television, and the stage as a child in his native England. He also apprenticed as a jockey before coming to the United States to pursue opportunities as an actor.
Arriving in New York City in 1963, Jones received rave reviews as the Artful Dodger in the original Broadway production of Lionel Bart's Oliver! This success led to more stage work, and eventually a contract with Screen Gems, where he was ultimately cast in The Monkees in late 1965.
His daughters say that they're looking forward to sharing more with fans about their father's depth as an artist through Along Came Jones. "Most people know Dad as a singer and actor, but he was also a very talented artist, writer, and photographer,"
Sarah Jones McFadden says that her father's archives are full of unexpected treasures. "He left behind a lot of surprises and gems that are going thrill his fans in the years to come," she says. "The primary focus for us, however, is to develop projects in a way that does him justice as an artist, and that would make him proud."
The first project being developed by Along Came Jones Media is a book, expected to be available in the second half of 2018. Updates and information will be available on the company's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/
Along Came Jones Media was created to develop projects that showcase the work and preserve the legacy of actor, singer, songwriter, and artist David Thomas "Davy" Jones. Learn more and come say hello at alongcamejonesmedia.com (http://www.alongcamejonesmedia.com/)
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