Davy Jones, who just passed, was a member of The Monkees.
For those of you not up on music trivia, The Monkees were a fabricated group that, kind of, imitated The Beatles.
Here is the cool fact that I saw in one of obits for Mr. Jones. When The Beatles were on Ed Sullivan, their ever so famous American debut in February of '64, Davy Jones was also on that show as a member of the stage show Oliver! He said that when he saw the girls go wild for The Beatles he knew what he wanted to do. Then he did it.