Monkees fans around the world let out a collective sob when news hit the interwebs that Davy Jones was pronounced dead of an apparent heart attack earlier this morning. Although best known for his role as The Monkees frontman, Jones went on to have a successful theater career as well as popping up in various cameo roles in television and movies over the years. In 2008 Yahoo named Jones the #1 Teen Idol of all-time. I know I’m bummed (yes, I own an autographed copy of the man’s autobiography), but I can only speculate how longtime Transbuddha contributor ZolarCzakl is taking the news. G’night Davy, and thanks for some great tunes (which you can find more of after the jump).

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Check out this clip from the TV special “33⅓ Revolutions Per Monkee” feartuing Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger brainwashing the Monkees into a plot to take over the world through commercial exploitation. Wow, just wow. They don’t make television like this anymore.

Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll brainwash The Monkees via Boing Boing

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