Thursday, August 13, 2009

"I'm A Believer"

"The Monkees were a pop rock quartet assembled in Los Angeles in 1966 for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968. The members were Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Englishman Davy Jones, who were supervised and popularized by Don Kirshner.

At the time of the band's formation, its producers saw The Monkees as a Beatles-like band. At the start, the band members provided vocals, and were given some performing and production opportunities, but they eventually fought for and earned the right to collectively supervise all musical output under the band's name. The group undertook several concert tours, allowing an opportunity to perform as a live band as well as on the TV series. Although the show was canceled in 1968, the band continued releasing records until 1970. In the 1980s, the television show and music experienced a revival, which led to a series of reunion tours, and new records featuring various incarnations of the band's lineup." (

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Randy said...

My wife and I became believers a few years ago when we attended a Monkee's concert. Their performance was outstanding. The Monkees have earned entrance into the ranks of the great rock and roll bands, but unfortunately many, many people still do not know the truth about this band.

goldmourn said...

I own the entire series (from Columbia House Video Library) on vhs (including the movie 'Head' !) --- I love The Monkees!