Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 12, 1966
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

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The Monkees

The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created in 1965 for an NBC television series.The show ran from 1966 to 1968,helped make them one of the 1960's most popular music acts.

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TV Special: Hey, Hey It's The Monkees Aired: Feb. 17, 1997

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The show had 2 seasons and 60 episodes air between 1966 and 1968.

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  • Peter Tork actually did play guitar on "Papa Gene's Blues," one of the songs on their first album. This was done at the insistence of Michael Nesmith, who produced this song as well as "Sweet…
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    Peter Tork actually did play guitar on "Papa Gene's Blues," one of the songs on their first album. This was done at the insistence of Michael Nesmith, who produced this song as well as "Sweet Young Thing" for the debut LP. Other than Peter's guitar deployment here, it is widely known that none of the four Monkees played any instruments on their first two albums, supplying only vocals; in the case of Nesmith's tracks he himself was producer. This all changed on their third LP, "Headquarters," in which they sang and played on every track, with some backup help from Mike's longtime bassist pal John London, producer Chip Douglas and bassist Jerry Yester. Their fourth album, "Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, and Jones Ltd." had a little of both studio musicians and Monkees playing the instruments (this was due to the crushing time constraints of a hectic concert tour as well as filming the TV show's second season; primary outside involvement revolved around the use of drummer "Fast Eddie" Ho), and by the fifth album, "The Birds, the Bees, & the Monkees," they had gone full circle, employing studio musicians and supplying only the vocals, again due to time constraints. They would continue this practice until they stopped recording altogether in 1970, but picked it back up for their 1996 comeback LP, "Justus."
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  • Aired from 12 September 1966 to 9 September 1968 on NBC for 58 episodes. It ruled its NBC primetime slot (Mondays 7:30) for the entire duration of its run. CBS carried repeats of the series…
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    Aired from 12 September 1966 to 9 September 1968 on NBC for 58 episodes. It ruled its NBC primetime slot (Mondays 7:30) for the entire duration of its run. CBS carried repeats of the series on its Saturday Morning schedule between 13 September 1969 and 2 September 1972; after which, it was seen for a season on the ABC Saturday Morning schedule from 9 September 1972 to 1 September 1973.
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  • The second season was rushed into production immediately after the first one stopped filming, probably because Davy Jones was eligible for induction into the U.S. Army and the producers were…
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    The second season was rushed into production immediately after the first one stopped filming, probably because Davy Jones was eligible for induction into the U.S. Army and the producers were afraid he would be drafted. When Jones was let off the hook due to being sole support of family, The Monkees - with plenty of episodes in the can - spent the summer touring and shooting videos for the completed episodes. When they resumed filming in the fall, producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider were "kicked upstairs" to executive-producer status and Ward Sylvester was promoted from associate producer to producer.
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