The 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; these efforts rarely featured all four members performing together. Following Jones' 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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The Monkees ... Toy " and "Daddy's Song " for The Monkees and appears ...
The Monkees {Everywhere a Sheik, Sheik} ... a Sheik, Sheik" episode of The Monkees .  
The Monkees {Mijacogeo} Harry Nilsson played keyboards for the song "Zor and Zam ." ...
The Monkees {Monkees On The Wheel} ... On The Wheel," an episode of the Monkees's TV series, ...


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Martoni's ... guys?' He said, 'These are the Monkees .' I had heard ...
Micky Dolenz Releases 'Dolenz Sings Nesmith' 2021-05-21 - Micky Dolenz has released his first new studio ...
Chip Douglas ... introduced Harry Nilsson to the Monkees .   Chip ...
Bill Martin ... Summer " which was recorded by The Monkees . Ray ...
Auntie's Municipal Court ... "Auntie's Municipal Court" by the Monkees | Artist: The ...
The Birds, The Bees, and The Monkees {Japanese LP Reissue} [1980] The Birds, The Bees, and The Monkees is an album by The ...
The Birds, The Bees, and The Monkees {Monophonic LP} [1968] ... release.   An album by The Monkees . Nilsson sings ...
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 ...
Daddy's Song (performed by Monkees) ... that it would compete with The Monkees's cover version. ...
The Point! ... Davy Jones (both formerly of The Monkees ) starred in a ...
One Last Touch of Nilsson ... guys?' He said, 'These are the Monkees .' I had heard ...
Chuck Harter ... Harter wrote Hey, Hey We're The Monkees , a documentary ...
The Monkees {Monkees On The Wheel} ... On The Wheel," an episode of the Monkees's TV series, ...
Aerial Ballet {Monophonic LP} [1968] ... version would compete with The Monkees's cover of the ...
Tribute: A Rockumentary Tribute is a documentary which features the members and ...
Head The Monkees performed "Daddy's Song " for their 1968 film ...
Countin' ... performed Countin' as a demo for the Monkees . Harry ...
The Door Into Summer ... Chip Douglas has stated that the Monkees's "The Door ...
Zor and Zam {Studio Version} ... Nilsson played keyboard on the Monkees's recording of ...
Covering Harry ... importantly, teen sensation the Monkees had settled on ...
Signs ... when he auditioned songs for the Monkees .   Harry ...
The Birds, The Bees, and The Monkees {US CD Reissue} [1994] An album by The Monkees . Harry Nilsson sings backing ...
I Live in a World ... of the songs he demo'ed for The Monkees .   "I Live in ...
The Story of Rock & Roll (Second Version) (Tracking Session Take 5A) (performed by The Monkees) ... Story of Rock & Roll" by The Monkees  
Zor and Zam {TV Version} ... first-run broadcast episode of "The Monkees TV series." ...

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