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Paul Gambaccini talks about Davy Jones

29 February 2012 Last updated at 21:12 GMT

Davy Jones, Manchester-born lead singer with 60s band The Monkees, has died aged 66, his publicist has confirmed.

He died in his sleep at his home in Florida.

The band, who included musicians Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork, were famous for hits including Daydream Believer and I'm a Believer.

Music journalist Paul Gambaccini says that the Monkees and Davy were huge stars for a time.