The Monkees were a pop singing quartet assembled in Los Angeles in 1966 for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968.
The primary members of the The Monkees were Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork, who were the public face of a music production system under the supervision of Don Kirshner. At the start, The Monkees' members provided vocals, and were given some performing and production opportunities, but they eventually fought for and earned the right to collectively supervise all musical output under the band's name. The group undertook several concert tours, allowing an opportunity to perform as a live band as well as on the TV series.
Although the show was cancelled in 1968, The Monkees continued releasing
records until 1970. In the 1980s, the television show and music experienced a
revival, which led to a series of reunion tours, and new records featuring
various incarnations of the band's lineup.
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