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Music Groups - Monkees, The

The Monkees were a pop singing quartet assembled in Los Angeles in 1966 for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968. The primary members were Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork, who were the public face of a music production system under the supervision of Don Kirshner. 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. When the show was cancelled 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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1 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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2 Bad Beatles Clones Nothing but a ripoff of the Beatles
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3 Head The psychadelic Monkees movie that killed the band
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4 Michael Nesmith That stupid hat.
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5 Never Boned They are awesome!
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6 Try to write/play on their own Good original songs were played by real musicians
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1 Just to let everyone know, I saw them in concert when they came to my town last month and they ROCKED! Not only did they flawlessly perform their standards but it was good seeing Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork being given more chances to shine individually and collectively than in the past. Oh and while Peter Tork showed his incredible talent re playing a very wide variety of instruments [even simultaneously], I think his singing has definitely IMPROVED from the days of the show. Yeah, all of them are on the far side of 65 but the energy and enthusiasm they showed for their work and the audience was unbounded and I like that all of them truly seem to appreciate this chance to connect with the audience and they gave proper due to the historic venue where they played. I also like that they seemed to have put aside whatever past conflicts they may have had and have re- bonded as brothers. Speaking of family, Mike's son Christian and Micky's sister Coco were a good help to them and definitely worth seeing perform with their more famous kin [and Christian Nesmith and his talented companion Circe Link have some excellent works on You Tube, etc. worth seeking out]. If anyone on the West Coast who is a fan has the chance to see them, I urge you to see if any tickets are still available before the tour ends by the end of the month. In any case, it was good seeing them all healthy and happy again even if they were missing their most famous bandmate Davy Jones. Yes, they did a good tribute to him and it didn't overwhelm the rest of the show. The only downside to this was that they showed more of "Head" than I would have liked [IMO, Davy's song 'Daddy's Song' was the only truly entertaining part of that mess]. If any fan reading this on the West Coast has the chance to see them, I urge you to seek out tickets before the tour ends by the end of August [and there seem to be no plans for overseas tours at this time]. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 8, 2013, 10:33 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I really enjoyed the show when I was a kid during the eighties. -- Submitted By: (Bryan527) on June 27, 2012, 5:57 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 I had a random thought about the Monkees today. The Monkees are the ONLY entity I can think of on this site that correctly appear in the exact form in two different places. They appear under Music Groups and also as a TV Show. I don't believe anyone or anything else can make that claim. Jerry Seinfeld is a celebrity while Seinfeld is a TV show he was on. Dick Van Dyke is a celebrity while the Dick Van Dyke Show is a TV Show. There could be a case where someone added a musician as a celebrity AND a music group, but it would be wrong and wouldn't count. If the individual is a celebrity because of being a musician they should under the music group category only. If someone is famous for something else, for example Bill Cosby, they would be under the celebrity category only. The Monkees legitimately belong in both the TV Shows AND the Music Groups categories. Rock on guys, and RIP Davy. We miss you. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on March 20, 2012, 12:11 am - (40 votes) - Login to Vote
4 R.I.P. Davy Jones -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on March 1, 2012, 10:29 pm - (14 votes) - Login to Vote
5 I was shocked to hear the bad news that Davy passed away. I've actually seen him perform three times and met him twice. He was really a friendly guy who honestly loved his fans. Fortunately for us Davy left behind two seasons of the Monkees as well as a TV special and a movie, as well as numerous records, both with the Monkees and solo. Each time you slide in one of his CD's, DVD's, or just think of him, Davy still lives. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on March 1, 2012, 10:25 am - (338 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Sad to say that they are no longer all still alive. R.I.P. Davy! -- Submitted By: (JayD) on February 29, 2012, 6:17 pm - (19 votes) - Login to Vote
7 i can't believe they're all still alive! Aren't a few of them pushing 70? -- Submitted By: () on November 3, 2011, 11:23 am - (-17 votes) - Login to Vote
8 I was a huuuuge Monkees fan. Well, I still like their music. But after finally getting to meet the men I adored [well, 3 out of 4] in 2000, I realized they weren't at all what I had hoped. I still like the music, but the way they was flirting with this young girl backstage and stinking of alcohol... kind of put me off. Anyway, still good to listen to, and I actually love the movie. -- Submitted By: (caitlinboles) on December 10, 2009, 5:23 pm - (-16 votes) - Login to Vote
9 I don't know, Brewmaster. I think their TV show was pretty fresh and inventive at the time (some compared their romps to the a mixture of the Beatles and the Marx Brothers - I didn't) and since they used some decent songwriters (Neil Diamond, Boyce & Hart, etc.), the tunes weren't bad at all ("Daydream Believer," "Last Train To Clarksville," "Valeri," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," among others). The premise wore out pretty quickly (two seasons), but like "Bat-Man," the whole enterprise was never taken too seriously, so no harm done. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 18, 2009, 3:38 am - (10 votes) - Login to Vote
10 The Pre-Fab Four. Throwaway pop garbage. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 12:08 pm - (-19 votes) - Login to Vote
11 There's no spamming here, just a lot of loyal Monkee fans. Limiting the voting to once every five minutes should help. At least it created some excitement and got people talking and voting which is what this site is all about isn't it? -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on June 2, 2009, 7:39 pm - (11 votes) - Login to Vote
12 We could also vote multiple times at the unnamed ruined cheap website. -- Submitted By: (kitchenbreak) on May 30, 2009, 6:20 am - (8 votes) - Login to Vote
13 Just ignore the spam votes. It's all we can do. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 29, 2009, 7:19 pm - (5 votes) - Login to Vote
14 We looked into it and the tech work is far beyond what we want to do, we feel that the 5 minute wait will slow down people and it's also less tracking info for us with not having to follow IP address and the privacy issues. We can live with the Monkees having a few more votes, besides, the Site that Shall not be named is our #4 vote getter, and I was able to vote multiple times for the same thing from the same IP address there. If it turns into a larger problem, we promise to investigate and correct and issues which would ruin BTF- besides we could make this into a gossip tabloid- right? -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 29, 2009, 3:33 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
15 OK, I see. I still think you guys should do what "the site that shall not be named" did and restrict people to one vote per IP. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 29, 2009, 3:19 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
16 The Site's loyal fans of the Monkees have been voting on this every day over and over. However, they havent spammed us or hacked the site, there fore it is legal for the votes. We did change the vote timer to wait 5 minutes not ten seconds to stop a vote run up like this, however we're going to let it stand as is. The vote #'s arent so high that it isnt possible to reach (i.e. 10 million votes) and the other vote getters can use this as a milestone to cross. So I hope that sums it up. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 29, 2009, 5:14 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
17 Absolutely it was spam voted. It should all be thrown out. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 28, 2009, 10:50 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
18 Am I the only one that gets the feeling this topic is being spam voted? It seems unlikely that more people care about this than anything else on the site. -- Submitted By: (EtherealMutation) on May 28, 2009, 2:26 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
19 The Monkees rocked! No, really. They did. I would know. I've been a fan since 1968. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on May 19, 2009, 11:49 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
20 Micky Dolenz just did a show in my area recently... -- Submitted By: (rick283) on May 10, 2009, 1:12 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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