From The Research Vault: Why we grieve teen idols: A tribute to Davy Jones, CNN, March 1, 2012

From The Research Vault: Why we grieve teen idols: A tribute to Davy Jones, CNN, March 1, 2012

From The Research Vault: Why we grieve teen idols: A tribute to Davy Jones, CNN, March 1, 2012

Davy Jones was more than just the star of countless bedroom wall collages in the late 1960s. The Monkees frontman and token Brit who captivated audiences with his talent and charisma was the quintessential teen heartthrob. News of Jones’ passing (he died of a heart attack at age 66 Wednesday) prompted nostalgic outbursts from fans, all wanting to reminisce about the Tiger Beat and 16 Magazine covers, the hours logged in front of the TV, and the moments spent bopping around to “Pleasant Valley Sunday.”

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