MONKEE IN THE NEWS

NOTE: The Monkees brand of zany humor and light folk/pop music revolutionized television, and they remain very popular to this day, so much so that even decades after their dissolution, references to them can be found in mass media all over the world. Here's where I'll list news items from television, radio, and newspaper articles all around the world that make reference to the Monkees.   Also, I'll list any updates to the site here, so check back weekly!


October 19, 2018

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                                                      valenciaplaza.com

'The Monkees': la serie que los Beatles nunca tuvieron

valenciaplaza.com
En 1966 nació una de las series más innovadoras e inclasificables de la historia: The Monkees. También fue un experimento extraño porque la cadena NBC no ...
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                                                      Greenville News

October fashion: Stay in your own lane

Greenville News
Dress: Ellery, Labels on Augusta | Shoes: Le Pepite, Labels on Augusta Modern Wood Earrings: Monkees of the West End | Faux Horn Bracelet: Monkees of the ...
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                                                      Los Angeles Times

Three 'new' episodes of Tom Petty's 'Buried Treasure' show to ...

Los Angeles Times
... versions of early Beatles albums, his love of Chuck Berry, and his thoughts on the Monkees and lead singer Micky Dolenz, among other wide-ranging topics.
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                                                      Iowa State Daily

Celtic Thunder treats Stephens Auditorium to sounds of Ireland

Iowa State Daily
... left to feel sleepy with these lyrical pieces for long though as the members all came out on the stage, quite suddenly, and sang the Monkees' “I'm a Believer”.


October 18, 2018
UPDATE: This week on MonkeesRadio:   It's Christmas in October!
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                                                      The Z Review

Original vs. Covers: I'm a Believer

The Z Review
THE ORIGINAL: Neil Diamond (1967). Don't be confused by the fact that Neil Diamond's version of this song came out after the Monkees' version. Neil recorded ...
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                                                      TAPinto.net

The British Invasion Years Concert -- to Benefit Temple B'nai Shalom

TAPinto.net
The American Response follows, with music by such legendary artists as The Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, The Mamas and The Papas, The ...
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                                                      Creative Loafing
                                                      Tampa

Savatage's Criss Oliva was killed by a drunk driver on this day in 1993

Creative Loafing Tampa
Today in rock history: On this date in 1993, lead guitarist of the locally-founded rock band Savatage was killed as a result of an auto accident. Criss and his ...

Letter to the Editor

Glasgow Daily Times
They remember sock hops after the football game, Elvis, The Beatles, car songs, surfing songs, soul music, The Stones, The Rascals, The Monkees, The ...
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                                                      BBC News

How LSD influenced Western culture

BBC News
“I had to have The Beatles, but I'd like to have The Monkees and Dylan in there too,” says Butler, a little wistful about potential talking heads he just didn't have ...
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                                                      Film Journal

Film Review: Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

Film Journal
The songs ranged from traditional numbers like Robert Johnson's "Walkin' Blues" to pop songs like Mike Nesmith's "Mary, Mary," covered by The Monkees.
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                                                      Jackson Free
                                                      Press

Halloween Boos & Things to Do

Jackson Free Press
The event will also feature music from Steele Heart, Spunk Monkees and Acoustic Crossroads. For more information, visit shuckersontherez.com. #Ninth Annual ...


October 17, 2018

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                                                      Variety

The Monkees' Psychedelic 'Head' Returns to Hollywood for 50th ...

Variety
Shot following the cancellation of the Monkees' popular TV show, the movie, which premiered in New York on Nov. 6, 1968 — and in Hollywood two weeks later ...
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                                                      Broadway World

Video: The Cast of 5-Star Theatricals SHREK THE MUSICAL Covers ...

Broadway World
5-STAR THEATRICALS opens its 2018-2019 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of SHREK THE MUSICAL, with music by Jeanine Tesori, book & lyrics ...
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                                                      The Good Men
                                                      Project

Six Decades of Showing Up, Standing Up, and Speaking Out

The Good Men Project
Michael Jackson, Carol King, the Monkees, Stevie Wonder and tunes from the musical Hair, were part of our soundtrack as we jumped, swayed, clapped, ...
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                                                      Official Charts
                                                      Company

Christmas albums released in 2018

Official Charts Company
It's beginning to look a lot like… are we ready for the C-word yet? Yep, Christmas is on its way and festive albums are becoming increasingly popular; last year ...
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                                                      Guacamoley

Tweet Lamenting Kids Growing Up In The Era Of Netflix Sparks A Spot ...

Guacamoley
And not being able to binge watch a show unless there was a 'marathon' playing (Twilight Zone and the Monkees were two examples of 80's binge watching).
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                                                      Pendle Today

'Sounds of the 60s' out to get Colne Muni bopping along

Pendle Today
... Zoots out to make the whole family bop to those unforgettable '60s beats, playing legendary numbers from the likes of The Beatles, The Stones, The Monkees, ...


October 16, 2018
UPDATE: This week on OpenMic:  And I want to dive into a pool full of donuts... but we don't always get what we want, do we?
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                                                      Live Design

LDI 2018 Speaker Spotlight: Eric Larsen

Live Design
Hooked as a young child on early science fiction films and The Monkees' Greatest Hits, Larsen's destiny was forged in the summer of 1977 when he saw Star ...

Las Vegas Strip headliner Frank Marino: 'I'm done for 2018'

Zeeland Press
Called on to take center stage, he performed “I Think I Love You” and also The Monkees' “Daydream Believer” flawlessly. But talking of his late father is not easy ...



October 15, 2018
UPDATE: This week on MonkeeVision:   It's a documented fact that when the Monkees left town, the Muppets took over!

UPDATE:   I've added a listing and review for The Monkees new album Christmas Party
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                                                      Magazine

Hear New Holiday Albums from Eric Clapton, the Monkees and ...

Rock Cellar Magazine
Would you believe the Monkees hadn't released a holiday album until today, too? That may seem surprising, but it's true — and today, Christmas Party makes its ...
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                                                      Nova.ie (blog)

The Monkees Have Released A New Christmas Album!

Nova.ie (blog)
Surprisingly, The Monkees never made a Christmas album during their Sixties heyday or at any of their numerous reunions. Today, the band have made ...
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                                                      Mcalester News
                                                      Capital

SPENCER'S SPOTLIGHT: A Montage for the Ages

Mcalester News Capital
During the section with music from the '60s and '70s songs included “I'm A Believer” by The Monkees, “Hey Jude” By The Beatles, and an ensemble ...
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                                                      Lasvegasmagazine

Downtown Life: Pride festivities, The Buckinghams and Downtown ...

Lasvegasmagazine
The Monkees' “I'm a Believer.” The song that bumped “Kind of a Drag” after two weeks? The Rolling Stones' “Ruby Tuesday.” In all, The Buckinghams had five ...
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                                                      Globalnews.ca

Alan Cross' weekly music picks: It's never too early for Christmas tunes

Globalnews.ca
The surviving Monkees, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Micky Dolenz (along with a few archived vocals from the late Davy Jones) have decided that the best ...
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                                                      Clash Magazine

In Conversation: Anton Newcombe

Clash Magazine
There was a lot of animosity coming at us because they were like, “You're The Monkees, you're just trying to be Oasis.” And it was, like, not even close. And we ...
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                                                      Borehamwood Times

The Paul Welsh column: Get up and dance, or look at your mobile ...

Borehamwood Times
I have been in the audience for such shows since the mid 1970s watching the likes of Billy Fury, The Monkees and Herman's Hermits to mention just three.

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