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1 The Monkees - Hey Hey We're The Monkees on Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:13 am

runawayhorses


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2 Re: The Monkees - Hey Hey We're The Monkees on Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:36 pm

gypsy


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A fun group.I enjoy their music~

3 Re: The Monkees - Hey Hey We're The Monkees on Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:59 pm

rosco 357


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i remember their tv show, but i will admit i never liked them much ,,lol, sorry, but good memories

4 Re: The Monkees - Hey Hey We're The Monkees on Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:15 am

gypsy


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LOL good music//but you never liked them much//OK

they were not my favorite~

5 Re: The Monkees - Hey Hey We're The Monkees on Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:58 am

rosco 357


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i dont know why, not all but mostly i never got into groups that were out of the USA< i guess there are exceptions, im forgetting,. i never liked the beatles either, but i dont know where the monkeys were from its been so long, but seems i remember an accent, but may be not, duhh, lol.i think my younger sister liked them,

6 Re: The Monkees - Hey Hey We're The Monkees on Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:50 am

runawayhorses


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The Monkees were an American made up for TV Band. They were basically Actors. TV studio executives created the band for TV. The Monkees were like the American version of the Beatles. A Hollywood manufactured Idea. But they did learn to play instruments. I suspect a lot of tracks on there records and TV recordings were dubbed from other musicians. Meaning, they didn't really play there instruments very much on recordings, other professional musicians did the actual tracks. My opinion. I watched the show growing up. I agree rosco, I'm not much of a Beatles fan either, but my brother is. I do like them but was never my favorite. I like the Rolling Stones a lot.

Anyway, here's some info on the Monkees:

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The Monkees were a pop rock group. Assembled in Los Angeles in 1966 by Robert "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 Englishman Davy Jones. All music was supervised by producer Don Kirshner.

At the time of the group's formation, its producers saw The Monkees as a Beatles-like band. 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. Although the show was canceled in 1968, the band continued releasing records until 1970. The group reached the height of fame from 1966 to 1968, and influenced many future artists. In 1986, 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. The group went on to sell 50 Million records worldwide.

The Monkees had many international hits which are still heard on pop and oldies stations. These include "I'm a Believer", "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone", "Daydream Believer", "Last Train to Clarksville", and "Pleasant Valley Sunday".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monkees

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