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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  • The show was filmed on the Columbia Pictures lot, and many of the sets and props used were left over from the studio's series of shorts with The Three Stooges.
  • Michael Nesmith produced nearly a dozen recording sessions during 1966, producing music for the television series and for potential inclusion onto other artists' albums. Among his "stock"…
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    Michael Nesmith produced nearly a dozen recording sessions during 1966, producing music for the television series and for potential inclusion onto other artists' albums. Among his "stock" session guitarists was future country superstar Glen Campbell, and Mike strove to include Peter Tork, Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz in those sessions. The musical signature of Nesmith's 1966 sessions was the use of a Danelectro or "dano" bass by bassist Robert West as well as possibly Tork and one of the other guitarists in Nesmith's "stock" company; the "dano" bass was an electric bass with lighter strings than a normal bass that when played with a pick produced a distinctive percussive plucking sound, sometimes called a "tic-tac twang." The "dano" bass thus produces a slightly higher sound registering on recording, particularly useful for the monaural soundtracks of television of the time.
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  • The initial version of the pilot set a new record at the time - for the lowest ratings for a pilot. A re-edited version that featured Davy Jones' and Michael Nesmith's original screen tests…
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    The initial version of the pilot set a new record at the time - for the lowest ratings for a pilot. A re-edited version that featured Davy Jones' and Michael Nesmith's original screen tests at the beginning scored one of the highest test ratings ever.
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