My Life in Pix

Davy marches on—from British TV to the American musical theater to recording.

  • Violet Carson, Davy Jones
    Info Here’s a special shot of me I forgot to include last month. It was taken in 1961, when I appeared as a regular on England’s top TV show, Coronation Street. The lady on the left is Violet Carson, who played Ena Sharples on the show. My name was Colin. I saw Violet recently on one of my trips to London. She hugged me and remarked, “Ya haven’t changed—just cut off that long hair!”
  • Davy Jones
    Info Here’s how I looked singing away on stage in Pickwick. I still have a longing to go back to musical theater.
  • Davy Jones
    Info After I left Pickwick, I started recording for Colpix Records (which is now called Colgems). Here’s my first publicity picture.
  • Oliver! Program
    Info David Jones was born in Manchester, England and joined the cast of the original London production of “Oliver!” on May 7, 1962. Although his only previous stage assignment was the role of Michael in a touring version of “Peter Pan,” he had already enjoyed a considerably active career on radio and television. On the radio program, “There is a Happy Land,” he had the longest part ever written for a teenager.
  • Davy Jones
    Info When I arrived in the States, my first role in the theater was the Artful Dodger in Oliver! Here’s a clip from the program and this is how I looked then.
  • Davy Jones
    Info Later, I played in Pickwick, a musical based on Dickens’ Pickwick Papers.
  • Davy Jones
    Info I recorded an LP for Colpix which is no longer available—though copies of it keep turning up in the strangest places. Here I am in the record session.
  • Davy Jones
    Info Here’s how I looked at my first fan club meeting, which Helen Kensick held in Long Island over two years ago (over 500 kids showed up). Boy, was I happy!

Magazine: 16
Editor: Gloria Stavers
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Publisher: 16 Magazine, Inc.
Pages: 38–39