My brother, Joe, texted me to let me know that today, September 12, was the first day the the TV show, The Monkees debuted on NBC in 1966,
The Birds The Bees & The Monkees, The Monkees: Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork.
I was born when The Monkees first appeared, but through reruns and the marathon of The Monkees TV show on MTV in 1986, I am a bigger fan of theirs.
Who couldn’t love Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork, and Davy Jones? Davy Jones was my favorite one!
I have several of their songs in my iTunes collection:
Here is one of my favorite songs by The Monkees… it’s so groovy!
Did you know that Mike Nesmith wrote this classic tune?
Here are some website of The Monkees:
I hope this generation Googles The Monkees and learn about them and hear their music. For whatever reason they were created, they have been around for over 45 years and we still love them!
Long live The Monkees!
Davy Jones is the reason I want a tambourine and maracas!
There was a time where I wear a yellow and white winter hat all the time… thinking about it now and seeing the videos with Mike Nesmith wearing his hat… maybe I was really, really a fan of The Monkees?!
I had the chance to see Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones and Peter Tork at Pine Knob Music Theatre (DTE Energy Music Theatre) in Clarkston, Michigan — 2nd row! And the I got to see Davy Jones in concert at Meadowbrook Theater. I was less than 2-feet away from him. He walked in the row right in front of me and I FROZE! I could not move or scream or do anything when he was right in front of me! I was so star-struck! I did mange to take a picture of him walking towards me. I have to scan it and then I will post it here.
Gave the Jimi Hendrix Experience their first U.S. concert appearances as an opening act in July 1967. Jimi Hendrix‘s heavy psychedelic guitar and sexual overtones did not go over well with the teenage girl audience. During one of the shows, Hendrix gave the audience the finger and quit the tour. (from wikipedia.com)
Between 1966 and 1970, The Monkees released 187 songs on 10 stereo albums, 5 mono albums, and 10 non-LP singles. The final song they recorded was “It’s Got To Be Love”. (from wikipedia.com)
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