2009 – Monkees vocalist Davy Jones ruled out ever reuniting with his former band mates after launching a scathing attack on each of his old pals in The National Enquirer. “It’s not a case of dollars and cents. It’s a case of satisfying yourself. I don’t have anything to prove. The Monkees proved it for […]
2008 – Singer songwriter John Stewart, who wrote the Monkees hit Daydream Believer died aged 68 after he suffered a massive stroke or brain aneurysm in San Diego. Stewart was a member of folk group The Kingston Trio and went on to record more than 45 solo albums with his biggest solo success being a […]
2000 – four Monkee look-alikes were signed to play the 60’s pop legends in a TV movie about the groups meteoric rise. The film called ‘Daydream Believers’ was set to start filming in Toronto.
1989 – The Monkees receive their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1986 – Monkee mania as the band’s first four LPs re-enter the Billboard albums chart.
1986 – MTV celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Monkees by airing “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” a 22-hour broadcast of Monkees TV episodes.
1978 – All You Need is Cash (Eric Idle’s Beatle satire) gets its first TV showing. By The Rutles – Rhino (1996) – Comedy Rock, Pop/Rock Short of a reunion and tour by the Rutles, this DVD is the deepest and widest-ranging experience of the group that any fan is likely to see. The Rutles: […]
1970 – Davey Jones quits the Monkees, following Peter Tork who left one year earlier. Awe man… not Davey too!
1968 – The Monkees enter the albums chart with The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees. Although the long-player debuts at a disappointing No. 80, next week it would leap to No. 3.
1968 – The last episode of The Monkees television show airs. The idea of following the hi-jinks of a rock band’s life was taken from the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night film. The 58th and final episode of “The Monkees” TV show is aired. The group disbands in 1969 and re-forms in 1986 without Michael […]
1967 – A female Monkees fan stowed away on the bands plane between shows in Minneapolis and St Louis. The girl’s father threatened to bring charges for transporting a minor across state lines.
1967 – The Monkees open a national tour with little-known Jimi Hendrix as the opening act.