This Day in Pop Culture for December 30

Both "Monkees" band, Davy Jones and Michael Nesmith was born on December 30.

Two Monkees Are Born

On this day in pop culture history, two singers/actors of The Monkees were born: Michael Nesmith and Davy Jones. Nesmith was born in 1942 while Jones didn’t arrive until 1945. Before the NBC TV show, Nesmith joined the Air Force before he even finished high school. Jones on the other hand began acting a very early age and even worked as a jockey for a time. After Monkees, Nesmith helped create the limited TV series, Television Parts in 1985 and served as executive producer for Repo Man and other films. He also appeared in an episode of Portlandia in 2014.  Jones, the most popular of the four Monkees, made cameo appearances on many TV shows, recorded the album, “Just Me” in 2001 and the single, “Your Personal Peguin” in 2006 for children’s book author, Sandra Boynton. Sadly, Jones passed away on February 29, 2012.

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