aThe Fifties Web - Your Retro 50s, 60s and 70s Source
Site
Index
SHOP ONLINE CARS TV Games Pop History Music Fads
Fashions
Slang
Sixties Fashion Movie Quotes Celebrity Deaths Elvis TV Westerns
1960s tv
You are in:
FiftiesWeb Classic TV at the Fifties Web 1960s TV

TV Main Page
Index of All TV Shows

Classic TV
on DVD & Blu-ray


TV Ratings - US & UK




Click to BUY
Monkees on DVD




Monkees CD
Monkees Greatest Hits - CD



Buy the Monkees on DVD
The Monkees: Complete 1st Season
The Monkees: Complete 2nd Season



The Monkees

9/12/1966 - 8/19/1968 NBC
Color - 30 minutes - 58 episodes
Sept. 1986 - Aug. 1968
Mon. 7:30-8:00


Music Supervisor - Don Kirshner

The Monkees Cast, Hey, hey we're..

Davy Jones as Davy (as David Jones)
Micky Dolenz as Micky
Michael Nesmith as Mike
Peter Tork as Peter

Monkees Theme Song

"Theme from The Monkees" by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
Here we come, walkin'
Down the street.
We get the funniest looks from
Ev'ry one we meet.

Hey, hey, we're the Monkees
And people say we monkey around.
But we're too busy singing
To put anybody down.



Monkees, Davy Jones
Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz,
Peter Tork and Mike Nesmith


Monkees Trivia

Best charting songs
(in order of popularity)
I'm a Believer 1966
Daydream Believer 1967
Last Train to Clarksville 1966
Pleasant Valley Sunday 1967
In 1967 The Monkees sold more records than the Rolling Stones or the Beatles!
Michael Nesmith was the only member not to join in reunion tours

TV Tunes
TV Land Presents: Favorite TV Theme Songs

Has Monkees Theme

Monkees Book
The Monkees Tale by Eric Lefcowitz - BOOK


External Links
TV Guide's Monkees Page, with TV Listings, Photos, Videos, Exclusive News and More.

Monkees Tidbits

The Beatles movie Hard Day's Night was a huge success. So naturally, TV wanted to imitate this. But instead of recruiting a real band for the project, they manufactured one.

They hired actors Dolenz and Jones, who had no music experience, and Tork and Nesmith who had a little music in their backgrounds. They molded them into a band of sorts, although for the first numbers, they weren't allowed to play their instruments which made touring a problem.

They filmed the show as a light comedy with surreal elements, like Hard Day's Night. And guess what? It was a raging success.

The show and the songs were instantly popular. The band demanded and got more creative control over the music. But in the end, The Monkees were contrived and neither the show nor the band would survive.

Passings

Davy Jones passed away suddenly of a heart attack in 2012


Monkees
The Monkees
Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork

Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones
and Mike Nesmith (standing)


Davy Jones in the Monkees
Davy Jones


 
 The Monkees at Art.com
The Monkees

Return to Top of Page
Index of All TV Shows

aThe Fifties Web - Your Retro 50s, 60s and 70s Source
Site
Index
SHOP ONLINE CARS TV Games Pop History Music Fads
Fashions
Slang
Sixties Fashion Movie Quotes Celebrity Deaths Elvis TV Westerns