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 23, 2017
UPDATE:  This week on MonkeeVision:  Somebody call the bomb squad!
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                                                        SYFY WIRE
                                                        (blog)

WATCH: Get ready for a bunch of musical guest stars in The Archies ...

SYFY WIRE (blog)
TV programs that spotlighted fake musical groups were fashionable at the time, such as Scooby-Doo, Josie and the Pussycats, and The Monkees. Well, it's ...
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                                                        Long Island
                                                        Press

Long Island Concerts & Events October 20-22

Long Island Press
... band led by its multi-talented British frontman, headlines this night of '60s rock featuring The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams and Peter Tork of The Monkees.
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                                                        Chicago Daily
                                                        Herald

Ron Onesti: Memories are made of … Dean Martin

Chicago Daily Herald
She said: "You know, I appeared on a famous episode of 'The Monkees' where Davy falls in love with a girl and sits across from her in a soda shop with stars of ...
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                                                        Belfast
                                                        Newsletter

A beautiful reflection of the life of Carole King

Belfast Newsletter
... a flourishing career, writing hits for some of the biggest rock 'n' roll names in the world, such as Aretha Franklin, The Monkees, The Drifters, and The Shirelles.
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                                                        Daily Mail

After Andy: Adventures In Warhol Land

Daily Mail
Coincidentally, I was at that same party, which was also attended by Gary Glitter and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, to name but two. I was spending a few days ...
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expressandstar.com

Corey Taylor on Donald Trump, The Kardashians, living with a ...

expressandstar.com
“At least, way back when, bands like The Monkees had songs. And they could at least play. “It's insane. “The only thing I could say is similar between the eras, ...


October 20, 2017

Volunteer Airmen: 60 Years of Service (Operation Creek Party)

DVIDS (press release)
In 1967 the most popular television program was “The Andy Griffith Show,” and The Monkees sold more albums than The Beatles and The Rolling Stones ...
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                                                        Billboard

A Timeline of Gord Downie's Greatest Moments in The Tragically Hip

Billboard
1984: The Tragically Hip formed in Kingston, Ontario, taking its name from a sketch in the Monkees' Michael Nesmith's video compilation Elephant Parts.
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                                                        Straight.com

All You Need to Know About: Bob Mould in Vancouver

Straight.com
Mould has noted he grew up on bands like Dave Clark Five, Herman's Hermits, and the Monkees. He'd pay tribute to that era with Hüsker Dü's epically ...
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                                                        Newsweek
Newsweek

Cavs-Celtics game second most-watched opener on TNT

570 News
In the band's first three years, they played '60s cover songs by the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison's Them, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye and the Monkees. Downie's ...


October 19, 2017
UPDATE:  This week on MonkeeRadio:  And now for something completely... Latin!

Talk of the town

The Exponent Telegram (press release) (blog)
The worst they get is the rare mix-up for not Clarksburg, Tennessee, but Clarksville, Tennessee — as in the Monkees' hit, “Last Train to Clarksville.”.
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                                                        Dearborn Press
                                                        and Guide

Gord Downie, poet laureate of Canadian rock music, dies at 53

Dearborn Press and Guide
The Tragically Hip — named after a sketch in “Elephant Parts,” a 1981 collection of comedy and music videos by former Monkees member Michael Nesmith ...
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                                                        LeftLion

Nottingham Indie Pop All Dayer Headliner Luke Haines Talks Music

LeftLion
Luke: I don't think they are underrated, I think that they're super respected because everyone in that whole LA scene at the time auditioned for The Monkees.
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                                                        570 News

Health ministers to talk cannabis, opioids during two-day meeting in ...

570 News
In the band's first three years, they played '60s cover songs by the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison's Them, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye and the Monkees. Downie's ...
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Former NHL agent facing charges after allegedly defrauding players ...

570 News
In the band's first three years, they played '60s cover songs by the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison's Them, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye and the Monkees. Downie's ...


October 18, 2017

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                                                    Music

Music Almanac: October 17, 2017

VVN Music
1995 - The entire Monkees TV series was released on video cassette by Rhino in a 21-tape set, the largest ever. 1998 - The Wilkonsons made their Grand Ole ...
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                                                        Lansing State
                                                        Journal

Everything's cool with 'Goldbergs' Jeff Garlin

Lansing State Journal
There are the games (Knight Rider, Fireball Island, GoBots, Hungry Hungry Hippos) ... the records (Monkees, George Michael) ... and the movies (“Stand By Me,” ...


October 17, 2017
UPDATE: This week on Open Mic:  If you only listen to one ukelele cover this year - it should be THIS one!
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                                                        USA TODAY

Michael Che, Colin Jost, Samantha Bee slam Weinstein in Best of ...

USA TODAY
Why does Samantha Bee bring up a Monkees tattoo when discussing former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, recently accused of serial attacks against ...

If I had a ballot ...

Herald-Whig
At this point in my life, I'm getting close to giving up all hope that the Grass Roots, Monkees and/or Paul Revere and the Raiders will ever be enshrined.
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                                                        The Inquisitr

Mark Bego & Supremes Singer Mary Wilson On The New Book 'Eat ...

The Inquisitr
... Michael Jackson and Madonna — he has co-written memoirs with The Monkees' Micky Dolenz, Three Dog Night's Jimmy Greenspoon, and Debbie Gibson.
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                                                        Broadway World

Industry Exclusive: The Story of Music Publisher Martin Bandier and ...

Broadway World
What do the Beatles, Dylan, Sting, Stones, Beyoncé, Gaga, Madonna, the Taylors (Swift and James), Queen, Elvis, Bowie, Pink, Adele, the Monkees and Snoop ...
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