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!


April 27, 2017
UPDATE:  This week on MonkeeRadio:  By 1969, this group seemed to be covering every else's hits in concert, but not their own!  (But they do it VERY well!)

A Monkee's Lament

Wall Street Journal (subscription)
A Monkee's Lament. The band was an ersatz Beatles, celebrating and sending up pop culture simultaneously. Jimi Hendrix got the joke. Mike Nesmith never did.
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                                                        Naples Daily
                                                        News

Byrds & Burritos: Chris Hillman wrote, played with best

Naples Daily News
He remembers "Rock Star" being dissed as a swipe at the TV band the Monkees. "It wasn't about the Monkees. They were nice guys. ... It was the contrived thing ...

Music lovers to gather at annual record convention in Bridgeville

The Almanac
“The first rock and roll record I bought was The Monkees' 'Last Train to Clarksville'. I used to dabble in photography and promote bands. I was going to other ...
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                                                        Press of
                                                        Atlantic City

Sister, Sister: The musical duo of Danielle and Jennifer

Press of Atlantic City
At their Old Oar House show, audiences can expect to hear originals, as well as covers of songs by the Beatles, the Monkees, Smashmouth, Blink 182, Elvis, ...
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Observer-Reporter

Pop hall 'preview room' opens at Canonsburg McDonald's

Observer-Reporter
... perhaps most notably, an acoustic guitar signed by three surviving members of the Monkees when they were inducted into America's Pop Music Hall of Fame ...

Al Batt: Eat light bulbs for breakfast and shine all day

Albert Lea Tribune
With nothing more than a box of Alpha Bits and a pair of scissors, kids could have a song from The Monkees or The Archies to play on a record player.
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                                                        Phone Arena

Spotify updates its Android app to include "Behind the Lyrics"

Phone Arena
Who wrote the Monkees hit I'm a Believer? Neil Diamond, of course. And as far as we know, it didn't come to him in a dream. Interesting tidbits like these will now ...

Centenary Stage Company presents SUMMER JAMFEST 2017

Broadway World
Then the program shifts to the celebrated American artists influenced by the British sound; The Beach Boys, The Monkees, The Doors and Steppenwolf. Finally ...


April 26, 2017

Monkees off his back

The West Australia
To sum up Michael Nesmith as just the beanie-wearing Monkee is to see the tip, but not the iceberg. Akin to saying Elvis Presley was a twin or Benjamin Franklin ...

Concert Connection: 'Tapestry' celebration Thursday at Nelson Hall

Middletown Press
This includes songs recorded by the Beatles, Aretha Franklin, James Taylor, The Shirelles, the Monkees and the list goes on. Suzanne has an uncanny likeness ...
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                                                        Milwaukee
                                                        Journal
                                                        Sentinel

Billy Bob Thornton's a boring rocker, but an entertaining storyteller ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
But when he wasn't singing, Thornton turned up the rugged charm. Whether he was describing the band's practice space as "the Monkees' house meets a flop.
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Observer-Reporter

Music lovers to gather at annual record convention in Bridgeville

Observer-Reporter
“The first rock 'n' roll record I bought was The Monkees' 'Last Train to Clarksville.' I used to dabble in photography and promote bands. I was going to other ...
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                                                        Premier Guitar

John 5: Wired & Inspired

Premier Guitar
Then it was the Monkees, because I loved TV. I was so into TV, just like any kid was. Hee Haw was on TV, the Monkees were on TV, and then my epiphanies ...
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                                                        Hartford
                                                        Courant

An Exuberant Cast, Stand-Out Puppets Make For High-Energy ...

Hartford Courant
As much as I like that song, I wish they hadn't done that: I walked out the theater involuntarily humming that infernally catchy Monkees/Smash Mouth tune when I ...
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                                                        InStyle

Time After Time: An Oral History of Romy and Michele's High School ...

InStyle
Then one day I was watching The Monkees' TV show and one of their mothers invented liquid paper. I tried to think of something else like that, and I thought of ...


April 25, 2017
UPDATE: This week on Open Mic:  At first glance, I thought this was a Monkees cover by Eric the Half-a-Bee!

Neil Diamond pleases faithful fans at Tampa concert

Bradenton Herald
A few other uptempo songs punctuated the two-hour set (including “I'm a Believer,” a hit for the Monkees though not for Diamond) but the emphasis was solidly ...
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                                                        Southernminn.com

Eat light bulbs for breakfast and shine all day

Southernminn.com
With nothing more than a box of Alpha Bits and a pair of scissors, kids could have a song from The Monkees or The Archies to play on a record player.
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                                                        SOHH

Future Reacts To His Massive Music Success: “Loyalty Brings Royalty”

SOHH
He joins fellow artists Peter, Paul & Mary, Herb Alpert, The Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Jim Croce, Guns N' Roses, Nelly and Prince as the latest ...

Superhero Musical 'Tara Tremendous' Gets Docuseries Leading to ...

PR Newswire (press release)
Limited-run series to feature songs and exclusive interviews with Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Annie Golden (Netflix' Orange Is The New Black), MiMi Ryder ...
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                                                        Comcast
                                                        SportsNet
                                                        Philadelphia

Roob's 25 Random Points: NFL draft edition

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
The Monkees, 4. Dire Straits, 5. Kate Bush, 6. The B-52's, 7. Roxy Music, 8. Bon Jovi, 9. Cheap Trick, 10. The Replacements, 11. T. Rex, 12. Guided by Voices ...
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                                                        Morristown
                                                        Green

Neil Sedaka in Morristown: Showing how it's done

Morristown Green
Clay Aiken, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones and the Monkees, among many others, have recorded Sedaka tunes. But on Friday I found myself partial to ...
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DesMoinesRegister.com

Best entertainment options in Des Moines area

DesMoinesRegister.com
... business but is best known as being a member of the Monkees, and actor, singer and songwriter James Marsters, whose resumé includes playing Spike in the ...


April 24, 2017
UPDATE:  This week on MonkeeVision:  Be careful what you wish for...
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                                                Sun Journal

'Hey, Hey, it's a Monkee and he's written a memoire

Lewiston Sun Journal
OK, for anyone who didn't grow up with the on-screen high jinks and infectious pop-rock of the Monkees, let me clarify: Davy was the "cute" one; Micky was the ...


April 21, 2017

Extra Sauce Episode 8: Behind The Earmoth With Former Monkee ...

WAAF.com (blog)
Extra Sauce Episode 8: Behind The Earmoth With Former Monkee Mike Nesmith, The Legend Of Rod Argent, And How You Can Help 22Kill Help Veterans ...
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                                                        San Luis Obispo
                                                        Tribune

Runaway June will perform July 24 at the California Mid-State Fair in ...

The San Luis Obispo Tribune
Dolenz is best known as the drummer and singer of The Monkees, whose hits include “Daydream Believer” and “I'm a Believer.” He and original Monkees ...
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                                                        Tennessean

Neil Diamond's Nashville concert: still 'so good'

The Tennessean
As the story goes, Diamond soon leapt from writing hit songs for other stars (like The Monkees' "I'm a Believer," which he performed on Wednesday) to becoming ...

Look! Up in the Sky! Dean Cain to Attend Wizard World Comic Con ...

Broadway World
Cain will be joined by Charlie Sheen ("Two and a Half Men," Platoon), James Marsters ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Vidiots") and Micky Dolenz ("The Monkees") ...
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                                                        New Jersey
                                                        Herald

Wonderful world of Peter Noone

New Jersey Herald
We'll play all the Herman's Hermits hits plus some other music from the '60s that we like -- Johnny Cash, The Monkees, The Rolling Stones...," Noone said.
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                                                        Rock Cellar
                                                        Magazine

Music Photographer Mick Rock's Magical Mystery Movie, 'SHOT ...

Rock Cellar Magazine
Although it is a feature and not a documentary, the rock flick SHOT! is arguably most similar to is Head, the heady 1968 Monkees movie co-written by Jack ...
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