Monkees

The Monkees were an American pop rock band formed in Los Angeles in the mid-1960s. The band consisted of Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork. Spurred by the success of the television show of the same name, The Monkees were one of the most successful bands of the late 1960s. With international hits, four chart-topping albums and three chart-topping songs ("Last Train to Clarksville", "I'm a Believer", and "Daydream Believer"), they sold more than 75 million records worldwide. The Monkees were originally a fictional band created for the NBC television sitcom of the same name. Dolenz, Jones, Nesmith and Tork were cast to portray members of a band in the sitcom. Music credited to The Monkees appeared in the sitcom and was released on LPs and singles beginning in 1966, and the sitcom aired from 1966 to 1968. At first, the band members' musical contributions were primarily limited to lead vocals and the occasional composition, with the remaining music provided by professional songwriters and studio musicians. Though this arrangement yielded multiple hit albums and singles, the band members revolted and, after a brief power struggle, gained full control over the recording process in 1967. For two albums, The Monkees mostly performed as a group; however, within a year, each member was pursuing his own interests under the Monkees' name, rendering The Monkees once again a group in name only. With widespread allegations that the band members did not play their own instruments—followed by the cancellation of The Monkees, diminishing success on the charts, and waning popularity overall—band members began to leave the group. The Monkees held a final recording session in 1970 before breaking up. A revival of interest in The Monkees came in 1986, prompting a 20th anniversary reunion. Over the following 35 years, The Monkees periodically reunited for reunion tours, a major-network television special, and new studio albums. Following Jones's death in 2012 and Tork's death in 2019, Dolenz and Nesmith embarked on a farewell tour in 2021. The tour ended shortly before Nesmith's death at the end of the year.


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Daddy's Song (performed by Monkees) ... that it would compete with The Monkees' cover version. ...
Zor and Zam {Studio Version} ... Nilsson played keyboard on the Monkees's recording of ...
Signs ... he auditioned songs for the Monkees .   Harry Nilsson ...
The Birds, The Bees, and The Monkees {Sundazed LP Reissue} [1996] An album by The Monkees . Nilsson sings backing vocals for ...
Cuddly Toy (performed by Monkees) The Monkees recorded a version of "Cuddly Toy " in April of ...
One Last Touch of Nilsson ... guys?' He said, 'These are the Monkees .' I had heard ...
Covering Harry ... importantly, teen sensation the Monkees had settled on ...
Cuddly Toy ... selling "Cuddly Toy" to The Monkees and receiving a ...
Bobby Hart ... Gum - Boyce & Hart, The Monkees, and Turning Mayhem ...
Colin Richardson's 1978 Interview with Harry Nilsson ... with RCA . Herb Alpert , The Monkees , Blood, Sweat ...
Bruce Ansley's Top Ten Signs You're a Harry Head ... , Buckminster Fuller , The Monkees , and Yoko Ono .   ...
Aerial Ballet {Monophonic LP Second Release} [1968] ... version would compete with The Monkees' cover of the ...
Thinking About Tomorrow ... Tomorrow " as a demo for The Monkees . | Songwriter: ...
Remembering Harry ... When their hot property The Monkees recorded his ...
The Birds, The Bees, and The Monkees {Stereophonic LP} [1968] ... release.   An album by The Monkees . Nilsson sings ...
The Birds, The Bees, and The Monkees {Rhino LP Reissue} [1994] An album by The Monkees . Nilsson sings backing vocals for ...
Daddy's Song Harry Nilsson included "Daddy's Song " on his Aerial Ballet ...
Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. {Monophonic LP} [1967] ... Door into Summer ." | Artist: Monkees
Missing Links Volume Three [1996] ... "Zor and Zam ."   | Artist: Monkees
The Monkees {Everywhere a Sheik, Sheik} ... Sheik, Sheik" episode of The Monkees .  
Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. {Stereophonic LP} [1967] ... Door into Summer . | Artist: Monkees
Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. {US CD Reissue} [1995] ... Door into Summer ." | Artist: Monkees

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