Last night the Hollywood Reporter relayed that a source told the publication Jones’ funeral would take place today. Meanwhile, today People confirms a report that first surfaced via TMZ that the singer/actor’s body will be cremated. “The musician’s rep, who confirmed the cremation, says memorial plans are still up in the air for Jones,” the magazine notes.
Jones got his showbiz start by acting in the English soap Coronation Street and taking the stage in London and New York productions of Oliver! in the early 1960s. He found worldwide success as a member of pop band The Monkees, who starred in a TV series of the same name from 1965 to 1968.
Since the singer’s death a week ago, the collection The Best Of The Monkees surged in sales on iTunes, while the band’s former three chart-topping singles, “Daydream Believer”, “I’m A Believer” and “Last Train To Clarksville”, also rose up the digital store’s Top Songs roundup.