1967 – Beatles John, George, and Paul turn up at a party thrown in the Monkees’ honor in London.
1967 – Monkees fans walked from London’s Marble Arch to the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square to protest Davy Jones’ planned call-up. Jones was exempted because he was deemed responsible for supporting his father.
1967 – The Monkees announced that from now on they would be playing on their own recordings instead of session musicians. Aw… Glen Campbell is out of a job.
1967 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “I’m a Believer,” the Monkees. At seven weeks, this becomes the longest-running No. 1 song since the Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”
1966 – The Monkees made their live debut at the International Arena, Honolulu.
1966 – The Monkees’ first single, “Last Train to Clarksville,” is released. It sells more than 1 million copies and reaches No. 1 on Chart Toppers’s Hot 100. Glen Campbell Played the guitar on the song. Words and music by Tommy boyce and bobby hart Take the last train to clarksville, And Ill meet you […]
1966 – The Monkees started filming their first tv episode on This Day in Rock. “Hey hey we’re the Monkees”.
1966 – NBC-TV in the US bought The Monkees series, placing it on their 1966 autumn schedule.
1965 – “Madness!! Folk and Roll Musicians-Singers for acting roles in new TV series. Running parts for four insane boys, age 17 to 21.” That was part of the ad placed in two American newspapers in 1965, looking for talented individuals to play The Monkees. Both Stephen Stills and Danny Hutton (future Three Dog Night […]
1947 – David Bowie (David Robert Jones) is born in London. He first records with the King Bees, Lower Third and the Mannish Boys in 1963 before going solo. His two No. 1 songs are “Fame” and “Let’s Dance.” David Bowie (IPA: Although he released an album and numerous singles earlier, David Bowie first caught […]
1945 – Davy Jones of the Monkees is born in Manchester, England. He is a racehorse jockey and an actor before the Monkees are formed. Same Day as Fellow Monkee Mike Nesmith but 3 years apart… weird. Btw… He’s the short one that looks like Chekov!