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A TRIBUTE TO DAVY JONES & THE MONKEES
As part of the ‘Summer and the 60s’ exhibition, the Haworth Art Gallery is preparing a very special tribute to Davy Jones of the Monkees.
Davy Jones was born in Manchester on 30 December 1945 and became part of the phenomenally successful ‘The Monkees’ in 1966. Prior to this Davy had already appeared in ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Z Cars’ on British TV and was very successful as ‘The Artful Dodger’ in ‘Oliver!’ on Broadway where he was nominated for a Tony award age just 14.
His sister, Hazel and her family moved to Hyndburn and Davy made frequent visits to their home, causing crowds of fans to gather in their garden! Hazel and her family were fortunate to travel with Davy on many of his tours and have marvellous memories of the time ‘on the road’.
Sadly, Davy passed away on the 29 February this year and in tribute the Haworth Art Gallery is creating a special exhibition devoted to his life and work.
Yvonne Robins, learning and Access Officer said, "Davy’s sister and nephew Hazel and Robert came to see me on Sunday 29 July, just after our ‘Summer and the 60s’ exhibition opened. Hazel kindly invited me to visit her at home to look through the masses of memorabilia she has of her amazing brother. We are honoured to be able to dedicate an exhibition room to his memory."
The Davy Jones exhibition room will be opened on Sunday 19 August at 12 noon in the presence of Davy’s family and the Mayor and Mayoress of Hyndburn and will be on show to the public until 23 September.
For more information contact Yvonne Robins, learning and Access Officer, 01254 233782
This is a small sample of exibits - Vox AC 30 Amplifier and a Watkins Echo unit at 'The Summer and The 60s' at the Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington. There's a Beatles Room and a Davy Jones Room too - Fab!
"A brilliant scoop for The Haworth - Unmissable!" - Bill Hart
From Sunday 19 August at 12 noon..