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.
Last EpisodeTV Special: Hey, Hey It's The Monkees Aired: Feb. 17, 1997
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Canceled/EndedThe show had 2 seasons and 60 episodes air between 1966 and 1968.
Series Fun Facts
- The misspelling of monkeys in the name of The Monkees is an allusion to The Beatles and their misspelled name.
- After their six-week improvisational acting course with director James Frawley, the boys rehearsed and recorded as a band during the spring and early summer of 1966 with instruments rented…
[show]After their six-week improvisational acting course with director James Frawley, the boys rehearsed and recorded as a band during the spring and early summer of 1966 with instruments rented for them by Screen Gems; among the songs they "tracked" was Michael Nesmith's "The Girl I Knew Somewhere," and Nesmith has said "about a hundred" tracks from these sessions were made. This musical gestation was quashed when Don Kirshner was retained as music supervisor.
- The Monkees' self-titled first album, "The Monkees" (Colgems #COM/COS-101), was released to coincide with the airing of the 10/10/1966 episode.