Davy Jones (musician)

David Thomas Jones was an English singer-songwriter, musician and businessman, best known as a member of the band the Monkees, for starring in the TV series of the same name. His acting credits include a Tony-nominated performance as the Artful Dodger in the original London and Broadway productions of Oliver! as well as a guest star role in a hallmark episode of The Brady Bunch television show and reprised parody film. Jones was considered a teen idol. David Thomas Jones was born at 20 Leamington Street, Manchester, on 30 December 1945, his television acting debut was on the British television soap opera Coronation Street. He portrayed Colin Lomax, Ena Sharples' grandson, for one episode on 6 March 1961, he appeared in the BBC police series Z-Cars. After the death of his mother from emphysema when he was 14 years old, Jones rejected acting in favour of a career as a jockey, commencing an apprenticeship with Newmarket trainer Basil Foster, he dropped out of secondary school to begin his career in that field.

This career was short-lived, however. Though Foster believed Jones would be successful as a jockey, he encouraged his young protégé to take a role as the Artful Dodger in a production of Oliver! in London's West End. Foster was approached by a friend who worked in a theatre in the West End of London during casting for the musical Oliver!. Foster replied, "I've got the kid." Jones was appeared to great acclaim as the Artful Dodger. He played the role in London and on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award. On 9 February 1964, he appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show with Georgia Brown, playing Nancy in the Broadway production of Oliver!. This was the same episode of the show. Jones said of that night, "I watched the Beatles from the side of the stage, I saw the girls going crazy, I said to myself, this is it, I want a piece of that."Following his Ed Sullivan appearance, Jones signed a contract with Ward Sylvester of Screen Gems. A pair of American television appearances followed, as Jones received screen time in episodes of Ben Casey and The Farmer's Daughter.

Jones debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 in the week of 14 August 1965, with the single "What Are We Going To Do?" The 19-year-old singer was signed to a label owned by Columbia. His debut album David Jones, on the same label, followed soon after. In 1967 the album was issued in mono only, on the Pye Records label. From 1966 to 1971, Jones was a member of the Monkees, a pop-rock group formed expressly for a television show of the same name. With Screen Gems producing the series, Jones was shortlisted for auditions, as he was the only Monkee, signed to a deal with the studio, but still had to meet producers Bob Rafelson's and Bert Schneider's standards. Jones sang lead vocals on many of the Monkees' recordings, including "I Wanna Be Free" and "Daydream Believer"; the DVD release of the first season of the show contained commentary from the various bandmates. In Peter Tork's commentary, he stated that Jones was a good drummer and had the live performance lineups been based on playing ability, it should have been Tork on guitar, Mike Nesmith on bass, Jones on drums, with Micky Dolenz taking the fronting role, rather than as it was done.

Playing tambourine or maracas, Jones filled in for Tork on bass when he played keyboards. The NBC television series the Monkees was popular, remained in syndication. After the group disbanded in 1971, Jones reunited with Micky Dolenz as well as Monkees songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart in 1974 as a short-lived group called Dolenz, Boyce & Hart. A Monkees television show marathon broadcast on 23 February 1986 by MTV resulted in a wave of Monkeemania not seen since the group's heyday. Jones reunited with Dolenz and Peter Tork from 1986 to 1989 to celebrate the band's renewed success and promote the 20th anniversary of the group. A new top 20 hit, "That Was Then, This Is Now" was released as well as an album, Pool It!. Monkees activity ceased until 1996 when Jones reunited with Dolenz and Michael Nesmith to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band; the group released a new album entitled Justus, the first album since 1967's Headquarters that featured the band members performing all instrumental duties.

It was the last time. In February 2011, Jones confirmed rumours of another Monkees reunion. "There's talk of putting the Monkees back together again in the next year or so for a U. S. and UK tour," he told Disney's Backstage Pass newsletter. "You're always hearing all those great songs on the radio, in commercials, movies everywhere." The tour came to An Evening with The Monkees: The 45th Anniversary Tour. Jones is the next closest member of the Monkees; the exceptions have been the new songs recorded since his death. In 1967, Jones opened his first store, called Zilch, at 217 Thompson Street in the Greenwich Village section of New York City; the store sold "hip" clothing and accessories and allowed customers to design their own clothes. After the Monkees disbanded in 1971, Jones kept himself busy by establishing a New York City-style street market in Los Angeles, called "The Street" which cost $40,000, he collaborated with musical director Doug Trevor on a one-hour ABC television special entitled Pop Goes Davy Jones, which featured new artis

First Avenue South Bridge

The First Avenue South Bridge is a pair of double-leaf bascule bridges built between 1956 and 1998 that carry State Route 99 over the Duwamish River about three miles south of downtown Seattle, Washington. The northbound span was built in 1956 to connect the industrial areas northeast of the Duwamish to the residential neighborhoods to the south and southwest. Between 1996 and 1998, the drawspan was retrofitted and the approaches demolished and rebuilt; the southbound span opened in February 1997 and carried traffic in both directions for two years while the northbound span was rebuilt. In 2001, the southbound span was damaged by the Nisqually earthquake, knocking its piers 3 inches out of alignment, was closed for repairs. From the original construction to February 1995 when the retrofit began, the First Ave S bridge had the highest motor vehicle accident rate in Washington State. Chuck McGowan. "The First Avenue South Bridge project". — memoirs of a civil engineer working for the WSDOT on the First Avenue South Bridge


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