I have never quite figured out exactly what The Monkees were supposed to be. Where they actors who could sing? Were they singers who could act?
Whatever they were, they were always entertaining, extremely funny... and waaaay more talented than a bunch of "performers" that I could pick out of today's pop culture.
Jones leaves behind a wife and four children, and millions of fans across five decades. Thoughts and prayers going out to his family this afternoon.