By Alexa Ball
The obituary of Davy Jones, singer of The Monkees, written by John Rogers of The Associated Press takes us back to his band's time of fame.
The lead of the obituary does not start out in the typical way, Jones' death is not even mentioned until the fifth paragraph. Instead the lead takes us back to the year of 1966 when The Monkees were coming into their prime as celebrities and how Jones was idolized by his fans. In a sense this lead works because of its attention getter qualities, however it takes a very long time to get back to the fact that Jones died- the main point of an obituary.
I was surprised at how few sources were used throughout the lengthy obituary. Jones himself was quoted, as well as a couple others who worked with him and The Monkees. No words from family or close friends were added.