I have just heard that yesterday Davy Jones died of a heart attack in Florida at the age of 66.
Although he had been in Coronation Street and played the Artful Dodger in the musical Oliver in both the West End and Broadway, I remember him best as the British member of the Monkees.
The original manufactured boy band, The Monkees were recruited for a television series of the same name that ran for two seasons.
I fondly remember their madcap adventures in the late 1960’s and the music wasn’t too bad either, my all time favourite being Alternate Title.
Ah ha. Just found out that it really was an alternate title. Released in America as Randy Scouse Git it was renamed for the UK release in case it offended Brit sensibilities.