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 19, 2018
UPDATE: This week on MonkeesRadio:   How very Italian of them!

Columbia Treats Wreckless Eric Well, So the Veteran Rocker Keeps ...

Free Times
As for his most enduring song, Goulden is still happy to play “Whole Wide World,” a rough-edged gem that was rated one of the top 40 singles of 1975-2000 by Mojo magazine and has been covered by The Lightning Seeds, The Monkees, Paul Westerberg and, most recently, the popular Kentucky indie rockers Cage the ...

TGIF: Happenings — what's coming up in Northeast Ohio starting ...

News-Herald.com
Cain Park: Superior Road between Lee and South Taylor roads, Cleveland Heights, presents “The Monkees Present The Mike and Micky Show,” with Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz, June 16; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, June 21; Dave Koz and Friends, July 21; Arlo Guthrie, July 22; O'Jays, July 27; Punch Brothers, ...


April 18, 2018

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Almanac - Tuesday 4/17/18

KALW
... "The Towering Inferno"); Harry Reasoner 1923 - Newsman ("Sixty Minutes"); Lon McCallister 1923; Solly (Solomon Joseph) Hemus 1923 - Baseball player; Lindsay Anderson 1923 - Director; Roy Gallant 1924 - Author; Chris Barber 1930 - Musician, bandleader; Don Kirshner 1934 - Music publisher, created The Monkees ...
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Signs of the times

AdAge.com
This poster commemorates what the History Channel has called "one of the oddest musical pairings in history": teenybopper band the Monkees (rendered with a possessive apostrophe here for some reason) with the Jimi Hendrix Experience as its opening act. Nine days after the Jacksonville, Florida, show, and after only ...
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Andy's Dinosaur Adventures star Andy Day answers the questions ...

Metro
So for every song, the scope was a Mighty Boosh for Kids / Monkees / Scooby Doo feel. We noticed the songs were based on these odd characters who just get on with things, because they're themselves, so there's a strong underlying message – it's good to be yourself, we're all different, we're all unique, embrace it.


April 17, 2018
UPDATE: This week on Open Mic:  This band couldn't understand why they kept getting "the brush-off"
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Program gives Parkinson's patients newfound life with movement ...

Source
Selections have included Ben E. King's “Stand By Me,” Bill Withers' “Lean on Me,” and The Monkees' “I'm a Believer.” The collaborative program allows CSU faculty and students to provide multiple levels of physical and emotional stimulation for local residents living with Parkinson's disease. The classes are supported in ...
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                                                      Cincinnati.com

Doc has a name for our MLS stadium: Welcome to FUBAR Field, FC ...

Cincinnati.com
Time Tunnel, My Three Sons, Dennis The Menace, Rat Patrol, Combat, The Monkees, Wacky Racers (cartoon, awesome), Julia, The FBI, All In The Family, Laugh In, Supermarket Sweep, The Man From Uncle, Secret Agent, The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents. What am I missing? TUNE O' THE DAY. . . Speaking of ...
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Pulling strings for Centre in the Square

TheRecord.com
Fifty two years after their TV series debuted, you finally booked The Monkees (June 19). Why did it take half a century? Better late than never. We're at the right place at the right time. They were so big before, when Davy (Jones) was alive. We never had the opportunity. What about The Beatles? Ringo might be a possibility.


April 16, 2018
UPDATE: This week on MonkeeVision:  Boo, y'all.
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                                                      Morning Post

Hong Kong rock 'n' roll jukebox musical will keep fans happy with its ...

South China Morning Post
... whose Leiber and Stoller hits include Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Love Meand Trouble, the partnership wrote extensively for The Coasters and The Drifters, and King as a solo artist. Other artists who covered their songs included The Beatles (Kansas City); The Monkees (D.W. Washburn); and Peggy Lee (I'm a Woman).
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Real or Memorex?

Kokomo Perspective
I became a hit with the older teenagers on the school bus when I dubbed “The Monkees” first LP album. I had our bus driver all wound up as we jammed to “Hey, Hey We're the Monkees” and “Last Train to Clarksville”. Of course the classroom at recess time was easy pickin's for recording fun. My buddy Rex Dunn sang a ...
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Music Archivist, John Dixon, Announces Annual $10000 Donation to ...

Digital Journal
Ramsey had a remarkable ability to spot and nurture talent on all sides of the business including recording engineer Jack Miller (The Rolling Stones, Henry Mancini, The Monkees, Herman and the Hermits, The Animals), musician/songwriter/producer Connie Conway (Sanford Clark), songwriter/producer/artist Lee ...
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Music Almanac: April 14, 2018

VVN Music
(ABC) - Millie Small; 1967 - Where the Action Is (ABC) (final show); 1969 - 33-1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee (NBC) - Monkees; 1980 - Olivia's Hollywood Nights (ABC) - Olivia Newton-John, Elton John, Carpenters, Andy Gibb; 1997 - Classic Albums (VH1) - Ringo Starr (host) (debut); 1998 - VH1 Divas (VH1) - Aretha Franklin, ...


April 13, 2018

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Monkees star Micky Dolenz recalls working with Jack Nicholson: 'We ...

Fox News
“I didn't rest on my laurels after 'The Monkees,'” he explained. “I went to England to star in a play and got lucky and had an agent send me around. First thing I did was a drama play for the BBC, and then I went on from there and all I did was direct and produce. It was good because it gave me a chance to step back from it all ...
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That's bananas: Mummified monkey found in Minneapolis store

CNET
This little guy might have been in the flagship Dayton's since the days of Beatlemania. But he probably preferred the Monkees. Old Minneapolis, facebook.com/oldmpls. Maybe Curious George was a little too curious. Dayton's flagship department store was a Minneapolis landmark for nearly a century, opened in 1902 and ...
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Tacoma Guitar Festival comes to the dome April 21-22

Tacoma Weekly
His love of guitar came at the age of 7, from the “Hee Haw” series he would watch with his father, as well as The Monkees. “I watched the guitar playing and knew that was what I wanted to do. My friends wanted to be astronauts and such but all I wanted to do was play and play and play.” Other influences included KISS and ...
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Beatles Music Festival Returning To Wallingford

Patch.com
Rounding out the outdoor stage acts are Scott Ringle from NJ and David Tessier's Pre-Fab Monkees All-Star Show from MA. Only one band will have the honor of playing both stages, and they are the first international group to ever perform at the festival: The Breets are flying in from Mexico to make their U.S. debut.

Elvis Fest sets free concert at Fairpark for June 8

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Friday Night at Fairpark, a free concert will feature guest artists including Muscadine Bloodline, Bishop Gunn, Memphis Jones and Spunk Monkees. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. and will feature blues, rock and country, offering the first free Fairpark event in the festival's history. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs ...
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'Weird Al' wants tour to feel 'living room' intimate

UPI.com
Saturday night's show, the second of a two-night engagement in the Windy City, featured a rendition of the Monkees' "Last Train to Clarksville," a tribute to the time when the two acts toured together in the 1980s. Fans of more typical "Weird Al" fare needn't abandon all hope, his famous parody songs do have representation ...
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Robin Zander Says a New Cheap Trick Album Is Coming This Year ...

Ultimate Classic Rock
The Monkees were conceived as a quick cash-in to the Beatles: four cute guys who took the zany appeal of 'A Hard Day's Night' to the small screen with their own TV show. What nobody expected was that the four guys they got were more talented, and ambitious, than they bargained for. The Monkees would stretch out ...
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ETC: Songwriters' Workshop, Lego Club, Olde Stark Antique Faire

Akron Beacon Journal
Ray Carmen presents Fun With The Pre-Fab Four: Micky, Mike, Peter and Davy of The Monkees. To register, call 330-896-9074. Kent State University Stark Featured Speakers Series presents Crossroads: Cal Thomas & Juan Williams — 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Conference Center, Kent State University at Stark, 6000 ...

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