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!


February 20, 2018
UPDATE: This week on Open Mic:  The only band that will listen to you as you talk about all your problems!

Micky Dolenz concert at The Villages announced

icFlorida
THE VILLAGES, Fla. - Victory Productions is proud to present Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees live in concert at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center in The Villages on Saturday, March 10 at 5pm and 8pm. “Micky Dolenz: The Voice of the Monkees” will entertain with a collection of his hits, spanning to a dozen Top 20 ...

Musical score collection, books await discovery

Tiffin Advertiser Tribune
Feel Good Fun (781.64 FEL) contains music from the 1960s and 1970s with titles such as ABC (Jackson 5), Brandy (Looking Glass), Hooked on a Feeling (Blue Swede), and Steppin' Stone (The Monkees). Also in the just for fun category are the popular fake books. These books contains the melodies, lyrics and chords for ...


February 19, 2018
UPDATE: This week on MonkeeVision:  The Rainbow Room Sessions... ?
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Buffalo Springfield Fans Get Next Best Thing to a Reunion: A Richie ...

Variety
The lineup includes a few performers contemporaneous — or close to it — to Springfield, including the Monkees' Mickey Dolenz, Fairport Convention's Iain Matthews, the Cowsills' Susan Cowsill, and Terry Reid. But most of the bill is a who's who of next-generation L.A. rockers, like the Motels' Martha Davis, the Dream ...
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                                                      Rochester Democrat
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Whatever Happened to ... Jay's Record Ranch?

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Jay's Record Ranch was a Rochester record shop where kids flocked to buy the latest rock-and-roll 45s that were climbing the pop charts. The best-known store was located for years on North Clinton Avenue near Main Street in the heart of downtown and a second outlet was later added in Henrietta. The place was run by ...
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                                                      The Suburban
                                                      Newspaper

Joel Goldenberg: Chris Montez and more from the M list

The Suburban Newspaper
Before we continue with the momentous M list, a little note — we got some international attention! Last week's Monkees favourite song retrospective was sighted and picked up (a Stranded in the Jungle lyric in-joke, folks) by the Facebook team of Monkee member Peter Tork, which provided a link to our story and some ...

Concert T-shirts: A stitch in time for musical memories: Chuck ...

cleveland.com
"I have every shirt I ever bought at a concert, starting with the Monkees shirt I bought in 1986,'' Dana Aritonovich wrote. "I still buy shirts at concerts, even though they are outrageously overpriced. "I probably have over 20 Foo Fighters shirts alone,'' wrote Aritonovich, who jokingly (I think) often refers to Foo Fighters frontman ...
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Reboots, revivals, remakes, comebacks, reimaginations take center ...

Los Angeles Times
Earlier decades saw "The New Gidget," "New Monkees," "The New Lassie" and "The Munsters Today"; original casts took up their old posts in "The New Leave It to Beaver," "The New WKRP in Cincinnati," "What's Happening Now!!" and "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues." (Both "Kung Fu" and "The Munsters" are currently ...
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Touch(ed) Takes An Incredulous Look At Mental Health Issues

Houston Press
We also scratch our heads at the music selection for the show (Emily Curley's sound design) which features snippets of Simon & Garfunkel, The Monkees and Peter Paul and Mary. What on earth does '60s folk/pop music have to do with this modern situation? Or with mental health? Sure the cabin is rustic with an old record ...
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25 weird and wonderful facts about Nottinghamshire you probably ...

Nottingham Post
In the 1980s Micky Dolenz of The Monkees lived in Winthorpe near Newark. Micky Dolenz. Chris and Martin wrote '301 Nottinghamshire Facts' to counter what they saw as 'organised Nottingham bashing' a few years ago. Chris said: "It seemed as though we had no response, and while there are many well-known local ...


February 16, 2018

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Fairfax County Weekender — Feb. 16-18, 2018

Fairfax County Government NewsCenter
Beatles and Bubblegum: Sing, dance and explore the music of The Beatles, The Monkees and other bands from the '60s and '70s. From 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library. All ages. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-644-7333 . Goodbye Booze – The Music of Prohibition: Historian Gregg D.

Noteworthy: Music Overload Weekend

Santa Monica Daily Press
WILD HONEY ORCHESTRA Tribute to BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD (this will likely be really good because the music is and the players are — CARLENE CARTER, daughter of June Carter Cash and simply terrific, MARTHA DAVIS of the Motels, CARLA OLSON, Monkees drummer and Circus Boy MICKEY DOLENZ, and BS ...
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Nostalgia For Places You've Never Been: Club 57 at MoMA

Flavorwire
And that is followed by a list of the evening's goodies: standbys like Lost in Space, The Monkees, Car 54, and The Man From U.N.C.L.E., alongside forgotten oddities Super Car and Captain Nice. Another program, “Cartoons You Won't See on T.V.,” promises “sex, violence, racism, and good clean fun with Gumby, Betty ...
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                                                      Burton Mail

California Dreamers set to grace the Burton stage at the Brewhouse ...

Burton Mail
A brand new jukebox musical which made its debut earlier this month is set to grace the Burton stage in March. California Dreamers will perform at the Brewhouse Arts Centre and the show pays homage to the iconic artists who made their home in 'Laurel Canyon', a small neighbourhood nestling in the foothills of Los ...
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                                                      New Statesman

Will Self's Great British Bus Journey is powerfully endearing

New Statesman
It is only one of several dozen instances during which the more reflective cinemagoer has cause to wonder if there is anything separating the movie from, say, Yellow Submarine or the psychedelic Monkees film Head. Black Panther is, in every sense, a trip. There are numerous ways in which the picture breaks new ground, ...
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                                                      Pasadena Weekly

Richie Furay headlines Wild Honey Orchestra tribute to Buffalo ...

Pasadena Weekly
He's excited to headline the Wild Honey show, closing out a three-hour extravaganza that will also feature Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and a promised lineup of surprise all-stars. The money raised will help the ATT bring together a team of top autism specialists, via an Internet medical conference, to tackle the painful ...
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Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke Hits 40 With Deluxe Strain

Brinkwire (press release)
Rhino Entertainment, which reissues music from Frank Sinatra, Jeff Beck, Cyndi Lauper, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, The Doors, Chicago, Ray Charles, Black Sabbath, John Coltrane, Yes, Phil Collins, The Ramones, and The Monkees, will issue the CD on 4/20. Share.


February 15, 2018
UPDATE: This week on MonkeesRadio:   Fans keep asking for MORE!

Peter Tork of the Monkees pays tribute to Lead Belly

Minnesota Public Radio News
Earlier this month he released a new album called "Relax Your Mind." It's a tribute to the music of the folk legend Lead Belly. In the liner notes Tork writes "My brother Nick and I grew up with Lead Belly records, and these songs have been a part of our musical lives and inspiration for us since we were in our early teens.
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Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke Hits 40 With Deluxe Strain

Den of Geek US
... April 10, 2018. Rhino Entertainment, which reissues music from Frank Sinatra, Jeff Beck, Cyndi Lauper, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, The Doors, Chicago, Ray Charles, Black Sabbath, John Coltrane, Yes, Phil Collins, The Ramones, and The Monkees, will issue the CD on 4/20.
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                                                      Civilized

A Marijuana Bust Broke Up Bon Scott's Bubblegum Pop Band 'The ...

Civilized
... broke up in the late 60s following a shocking marijuana bust. The Valentines formed in 1966 following the demise of Scott's first band - The Spektors. Scott fronted the new group alongside Vince Lovegrove. Together, they entertained Australian teeny boppers with songs that make The Monkees sound like Iron Maiden.
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                                                      New Statesman

Afrofuturist superhero movie Black Panther breaks new ground in ...

New Statesman
It is only one of several dozen instances during which the more reflective cinemagoer has cause to wonder if there is anything separating the movie from, say, Yellow Submarine or the psychedelic Monkees film Head. Black Panther is, in every sense, a trip. There are numerous ways in which the picture breaks new ground, ...
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                                                      WBT

The President's Proposed Budget and The Infrastructure Plan

WBT
Chuck Yeager record setting test pilot 95 years old today and Peter torque of the Monkees. Poll. 76 years old. That's arguably too. Parents are upset over a scene in the new Peter Rabbit movie were rabbits intentionally pelt the allergic mr. McGregor wood Blackberry is. Sending him into. Wall Street Journal reports that ...
 


February 14, 2018

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UPI.com

Today in History Feb. 13

WV News
Actress Kim Novak is 85. Actor George Segal is 84. Actor Bo Svenson is 77. Actress Carol Lynley is 76. Singer-musician Peter Tork (The Monkees) is 76. Actress Stockard Channing is 74. Talk show host Jerry Springer is 74. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is 72. Singer Peter Gabriel is 68. Actor David Naughton is 67.
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cleveland.com

Today in History

ABC News
Actress Kim Novak is 85. Actor George Segal is 84. Actor Bo Svenson is 77. Actress Carol Lynley is 76. Singer-musician Peter Tork (The Monkees) is 76. Actress Stockard Channing is 74. Talk show host Jerry Springer is 74. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is 72. Singer Peter Gabriel is 68. Actor David Naughton is 67.
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                                                      Washington Post
Washington Post

Today in Entertainment History

FederalNewsRadio.com
Singer-bassist-actor Peter Tork of The Monkees is 76. Actress Carol Lynley is 76. Actress Stockard Channing is 74. Talk show host Jerry Springer is 74. Singer Peter Gabriel is 68. Actor David Naughton is 67. Bassist Peter Hook of New Order and Joy Division is 62. Actor Matt Salinger is 58. Singer Henry Rollins is 57.
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Music Almanac: February 13, 2018

VVN Music
1967 - The Monkees announced that they would play all of their own instruments on their albums from now on. 1969 - A launch party for Mary Hopkin in London includes guests Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, Linda Eastman and Donovan. 1972 - Led Zeppelin canceled a Singapore appearance after officials wouldn't let ...
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                                                      Inventors Digest

A History of Extra Obstacles for Female Inventors

Inventors Digest
Bette Nesmith Graham—mother of musician Michael Nesmith of Monkees fame—invented Liquid Paper for the correction of typos. It's still popular, even though the typewriter has gone the way of the telephone booth. Today, inventing is at least becoming closer to an equal-opportunity venture. Inventors Digest does an ...
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