Personalities | The Monkees | Sixties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1966–71, 1986–89, 1993–97, 2001–02, 2010–present)

Four amenable youths – Mike Nesmith (guitar), Peter Tork (vocals), Mickey Dolenz (drums) and Davy Jones (vocals) – were hired by a Hollywood business conglomerate to play an Anglo-American pop combo in a 1966 TV series that was to be networked worldwide. Success was instant, and an international No. 1 with ‘I’m A Believer’ precipitated further smashes that continued after the final programme in 1968. Decades later, re-runs of the series struck chords with both pre-teens and their nostalgic parents.

Styles & Forms | Sixties | Rock
Personalities | The Moody Blues | Sixties | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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