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!


August 18, 2017

The Class of '75 and the best music

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
After having lived in Gypsum since 1964, where I was introduced to the Beatles and the Monkees, Glen Campbell and the Kingston Trio, we moved to Pueblo for ...

Cranks:Spinning records and squirrels

Port St. Joe Star
In 1967, Jimi Hendrix was booed off the stage because the crowd wanted to see the headlining group, “The Monkees.” The list goes on and on. Colbie Caillat ...
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John Light's Column: Forest Green lack cutting edge against ...

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
“I'm a day dream believer” sang the Monkees as I sat in the press box at The One Call Stadium, Mansfield on Saturday. League football was no longer a dream.
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David Crosby: Ted Nugent not good enough for Hall of Fame

ExpressNewsline
Other artists claim that Wenner's personal taste has kept them out of the Hall; notably Rush (inducted in 2013), and The Monkees (yet to be inducted), but ...

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Chewy and The Locals op De markt

alles van Deurne (satire) (persbericht) (Registratie) (Blog)
The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Arlo Guthrie, Country Joe & The Fish, J.R. Cash, Queen, Stealers Wheel, Van Morrison, The Monkees, Manfredd ...


August 17, 2017
UPDATE:  This week on MonkeeRadio:  It's a culinary delight!
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PORTRAITS OF THE PAST: A tribute to the late, great Glen Campbell

Leavenworth Times
Campbell played on recordings by Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, The Monkees, Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Merle Haggard, Jan ...
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On this day: August 16

KYMA
1966: The Monkees' first single, "Last Train to Clarksville," is released. The song would go on to top the Billboard Hot 100 on Nov. 5, 1966. [ + - ]. Steve Carell in ...
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Cooking up fun: Organizers round up funds for Labor Day concert

The Republic
In 2004, former Monkees' member Davy Jones was too short to see well over the railing. So he performed part of his concert standing on a trunk on the stage.


August 16, 2017

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Riverside attendance takes slight dip

Post-Bulletin
On the other hand, given the circumstances, Sunday's concert by the Fab Four and Micky Dolenz of the Monkees was better than no concert at all — which very ...

Remembering the turmoil of the Summer of Love, and music

Newton Press Mentor
There were great reasons, like these Number-1 hits from that year: the Monkees' “I'm A Believer,” the Buckinghams' “Kind of a Drag,” the Stones' “Ruby Tuesday ...
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Kenilworth Historical Society to Present Benefit Featuring British ...

TAPinto.net
The band will perform two hours of hits from classic 1960's bands, including The Beatles, The Monkees, The Doors and more. Credits: Kenilworth Historical ...
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Punk Cover Moose streams punk versions of classic rock and oldies ...

Dying Scene
The covers so far include songs by bands like Buffalo Springfield, The Monkees, and The Temptations, with the latest release being a cover of “The Joker” by ...
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Campbell's voice made him a star

Quay County Sun
They were the Tijuana Brass behind Herb Alpert, the band behind the Monkees, the instruments behind the Beach Boys. Even Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin ...
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David Crosby Says Ted Nugent 'Isn't Good Enough' For Rock Hall

100.7 WZLX Classic Rock
Other artists claim that Wenner's personal taste has kept them out of the Hall; notably Rush (inducted in 2013), and The Monkees (yet to be inducted), but ...


August 15, 2017
UPDATE: This week on Open Mic:  They were seen as too "stiff-upper-lip" with the coupon-clipping crowd.

No winners in June's "DCV Rocks" contest

DC Velocity
Bryan's last name and familiarity with obscure Monkees cuts made us wonder: Could he be related to Tommy Boyce of the songwriting duo Boyce and (Bobby) ...

Remembering the turmoil of the Summer of Love, and music

Canton Daily Ledger
There were great reasons, like these Number-1 hits from that year: the Monkees' “I'm A Believer,” the Buckinghams' “Kind of a Drag,” the Stones' “Ruby Tuesday ...

This Week in Rock History, August 14 - 20

Gibson
A trove of memorable events occurred during this week in rock history. The Beatles kicked off their first America tour, the final episode of “The Monkees” aired, ...

Yet another rant about history

Coveleaderpress (subscription)
That was when Jimi Hendrix quit his gig as the opening act for The Monkees; even though The Monkees loved what he did, the fans didn't and Hendrix got tired ...
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Seeking Summer

Kokomo Perspective
The Monkees, Batman (Adam West variety), The Addams Family or The Munsters tended to lead the field. Honorable mentions also included Voyage to the ...

Former Top Of The Pops presenter brings his epic live music show ...

Bromsgrove Standard
... Roll Back The Years', will take audiences on a nostalgic trip back to the 1950s and 60s, featuring music from Elvis, The Beatles, The Monkees and many more.

August 14, 2017
UPDATE:  This week on MonkeeVision:  Some live MTV performances from '87!
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BAD GIRLS OF "BATMAN" AND LEGENDARY MOVIE POSTER ...

Cinema Retro
Donna's TV series credits include The Monkees, Shindig!, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. and Dr. Kildare. Donna is a Singer and starred in the famous A.I.P. Beach ...
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Cashbox Magazine Canada

Glen Campbell's Goodtime grace

Arkansas Online
Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones and the Who. Campbell was pop and schmaltzy; like the Monkees, a cynical product of the industrial-entertainment complex.
Glen Campbell Adios
Cashbox Magazine Canada
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                                                        Keighley News

A warm reception for Cononley Singers' Songs from the '60s

Keighley News
... and Papas' Dedicated To The One I Love, Esther and Abi Ofarim's Cinderella Rockefella and a popular Monkees medley which had the audiences joining in.
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Flowers in Their Hair

The Weekly Standard
Peter Tork of the Monkees volunteered to put up a band of Diggers when they came to L.A. When they left, one Digger recalled, “the boys ripped him off for ...
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