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The Monkees
« on: August 05, 2016, 05:58:19 PM »
The Monkees are an American Pop-rock band originally active between 1965 and 1971, with subsequent reunion albums and tours in the decades that followed. They were formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968. The musical acting quartet was composed of Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork and British actor and singer Davy Jones. The band's music was initially supervised by producer Don Kirshner.

Dolenz described the Monkees as initially being "a TV show about an imaginary band ... that wanted to be The Beatles, [but] that was never successful".[1] The actor-musicians, however, soon became a real band.

For the first few months of their initial five-year career as "The Monkees", the four actor-musicians were allowed only limited roles in the recording studio. This was due in part to the amount of time required to film the television series.[2] Nonetheless, Nesmith did compose and produce some songs from the beginning, and Peter Tork contributed limited guitar work on the sessions produced by Nesmith. They eventually fought for and earned the right to collectively supervise all musical output under the band's name. The sitcom was canceled in 1968, but the band continued to record music through 1971.

A revival of interest in the television show came in 1986, which led to a series of reunion tours and new records. Up until 2011 the group had reunited and toured several times, with varying degrees of success.[3][4][5][6] Despite the sudden death of Davy Jones on February 29, 2012, the surviving members reunited for a tour in November–December 2012[7][8] and again in 2013 for a 24-date tour.[9]

The Monkees have sold more than 75 million records worldwide and had international hits, including "Last Train to Clarksville", "Pleasant Valley Sunday", "Daydream Believer" and "I'm a Believer". At their peak in 1967, the band outsold The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined.

Genres   Rock, pop
Years active   1965 -1971, 1986–1989, 1993–1997, 2001–2002, 2010–present


Associated acts   Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart, First National Band


Members   Micky Dolenz
Peter Tork
Michael Nesmith

Past members   Davy Jones

On the morning of 29 February 2012, Davy Jones went to tend his fourteen horses at a farm in Indiantown, Florida. After riding one of his favourite horses around the track, he complained of chest pains and difficulty breathing and was rushed to Martin Memorial South Hospital in Stuart, Florida, where he was pronounced dead of a severe heart attack resulting from arteriosclerosis.

Here's Some Of The Best of The Monkees:

Monkees Theme      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUzexePjWlI

I'm Not Your Steppin Stone       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCM7qcRyfKo

Daydream Believer       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJMyXxiBR1Q

Randy Scouse Git    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejw_LOi-nhk

Valeri       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJw0qpqIONQ

I'm A Believer       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB9YIsKIEbA

Last Train To Clarksville       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcXpKiY2MXE&list=PLE1ikzLAnSJxCe4faBCO5y6mVmU0IJVSX

She        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoRjKHdK77c&list=PLE1ikzLAnSJxCe4faBCO5y6mVmU0IJVSX&index=16

Take A Giant Step       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqUPLG4Jgo4&list=PLE1ikzLAnSJxCe4faBCO5y6mVmU0IJVSX&index=32

When Love Comes Knocking At Your Door      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umt_7jXfFfA&index=31&list=PLE1ikzLAnSJxCe4faBCO5y6mVmU0IJVSX

What Am I doing Hangin' Round      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSYJDNSUkN8&list=PLE1ikzLAnSJxCe4faBCO5y6mVmU0IJVSX&index=14

Peter Percival Pattersons Pet Pig Porky     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAxW-qMrsEc

Pleasant Valley Sunday       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUzs5dlLrm0

A Little Bit Me A little Bit You      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B87yRfzwlrQ&list=PLE1ikzLAnSJxCe4faBCO5y6mVmU0IJVSX

Look Out Here Comes Tommorrow    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGzvGSijWFM&index=9&list=PLE1ikzLAnSJxCe4faBCO5y6mVmU0IJVSX

Mary Mary      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMNize7s8nc&index=12&list=PLE1ikzLAnSJxCe4faBCO5y6mVmU0IJVSX

Sometime In The Morning     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhN_WIj3TVI

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Re: The Monkees
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2016, 11:25:11 AM »
Great TV show funny stuff. Loved the crazy cars they used to drive, I remember having trading cards of them in those crazy cars  :D

Had some cool hit songs too.

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Re: The Monkees
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 06:16:40 PM »
I like that song. They had a lot of cool hit songs, and some cool non hit album cuts.

I got to see them twice. Great nostalgic shows and some good performances and humor. Mickey is cool as shit.

I saw them once with Davey, Mickey, and Peter. That show was really fun, a lot of goofin around, some stories, played all the hits pretty much and a few rarer album cuts. Then after Davey passed, I saw them with Mickey, Peter and a returning Mike Nesmith, that show was cool but wasn't as good. Besides doing the Davey Jones tribute they made the show beyond that mostly focused on Mike Nesmith's material and that wasn't their best stuff so the show suffered because of it. Still a good show but no where as good as the first one I saw.     
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Re: The Monkees
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2016, 11:00:11 AM »
Your Auntie Grizelda   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwEbA4psqXI

Your Auntie Grizelda studio version     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odijrMX1ViA

You Just May Be The One    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGYaP3Yy10s

Goin' Down      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnzrGr78Mws


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Re: The Monkees
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2017, 04:02:09 PM »
Here's another strange Monkee song Zilch   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLVSmJmnyko

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Re: The Monkees
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2017, 09:18:35 PM »
That Time Jimi Hendrix Opened for The Monkees    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI0RrL0R6rY