Davy Jones’ Daughter Shares Stories From Traveling on Tour With The Monkees

English singer-songwriter Davy Jones (1945 - 2012), of American pop group The Monkees, 14th February 1967
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Davy Jones‘ daughter, Sarah Jones McFadden is opening up about some special memories with her dad and his band the Monkees. Jones married his first wife, Dixie Linda Haines in 1967 and a year later, had their first child, Talia and then Sarah. They tried to keep their family life a secret but eventually, fans found out and were not happy that their idol was taken. Ultimately, the marriage didn’t last and he wed two more times and had four children in total.

McFadden said that he was a great dad but an even more exceptional grandfather. She admitted, “Not to dismiss anything he felt for his four daughters, but my dad lived for his grandchildren.” She shared about her own childhood, living in rural Santa Barbara County, “Growing up, it was just a small town. We didn’t have maids and nannies. We did our own chores. We rode our bikes to school.”

Davy Jones of The Monkees (C) poses with his daughters Anabel (L), Talia and Sarah Jones and friend Renee Favor (R) at the TV Land Awards 2003 at the Hollywood Palladium on March 2, 2003 in Hollywood, California. Talia is wearing the jacket Jones wore as a special guest on "The Brady Bunch."

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When the Monkees had a revival in the 1980s, Jones took his family on their tour. By then, he was married to his second wife and had three daughters. McFadden said about going on tour, “We would all travel together on the bus — the entire family! It was so incredible for all of us to be together. And it made my father happy because he was so family-oriented.” She added about spending time with the Monkees bandmates, “They were a huge part of our lives. I remember Micky [Dolenz] throwing us in the water; Peter [Tork] was always playing guitar and making jokes. Mike [Nesmith] was a shy goofball, but he also had one of the funniest, driest senses of humor.”

Annabel Jones, Josh Cramer, Jessica Jones and son Phoenix Burrows with Davy Jones and wife Jessica Pacheco backstage at Royal Albert Hall on May 19, 2011 in London, United Kingdom

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These days, McFadden and her sisters work with the Davy Jones Equine Memorial Fund, in honor of their father who passed away in 2012. He suffered from a heart attack while working with the horses on his farm. She concluded about the organization that provides equine therapy for PTSD sufferers, “It all started as something my dad was passionate about. But now we’ve made it our own.”

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