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Los Angeles, United States (1965 – 1970, 1986 – 1989, 1993 – 1997, 2001 – 2002, 2011 – 2011, 2012 – present)

The Monkees assembled to be the stars of an American television series of the same name, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968. The original lineup was: Micky Dolenz (drums, vocals), Michael Nesmith (guitar, vocals), Davy Jones (percussion, vocals) and Peter Tork (bass, keyboards, vocals) . The Monkees were formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, California and initially disbanded in 1970 at the conclusion of their recording contract. At their peak they were competing with The Beatles for the top spot on album charts.

In the years since their original disbanding, the group has reunited in various incarnations, mostly involving Dolenz, Tork and Jones, but not Nesmith. The first reunion began in 1986 and at first featured only Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork. Davy Jones joined the others and a new album was released before they split again in 1989.

The next regrouping took place between 1993 and 1997 and featured a new album that included the particpation of all four members. A further reunion between 2001 and 2002, was followed by another reunion in 2011 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the television show. This reunion was cut short before 2011 had ended due to scheduling problems with the anniversary tour.

The unexpected death of Davy Jones at the beginning of 2012 prompted the most recent reunion tour, this time featuring Dolenz, Tork and Nesmith.

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  • Moonlight__Dawn

    Good band - very underrated. Their later music (they wrote and played themselves) are some of their better works.

    Yesterday 1:36pm Reply
  • gretagarbos

    they are so cute

    25 Apr 5:39pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Big Fan Here

    19 Apr 1:04pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Amazing

    15 Apr 11:20am Reply
  • spidermiike

    So awesome. This stuff will always be great. Way before my time yet so many memories anyway.

    24 Feb 4:41am Reply
  • VillechaizeLove

    Davy was soooo cute! (And looked a bit like Pavel Chekov from the original Star Trek, who is also hella cute.. hehehe)

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    My grandmother was a fan of 'em, surprisingly. Too bad she died before I was born. Yeah, The Monkees are great.

    14 Sep 2014 Reply
  • ksturf

    My favourite band forever <3

    4 Aug 2014 Reply
  • kluk_jako_buk

    To a daydream believer and a homecoming queen.

    30 May 2014 Reply
  • menswear2112

    Cheer up, sleepy jean! Oh, what can it mean?

    30 Apr 2014 Reply
  • RafaeloFratelo

    Melhor que bitous, pfvr

    29 Apr 2014 Reply
  • ksturf

    I'm so excited to see them on tour this year! :D This is going to be the best.

    5 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Kinga_Vicious

    Replace the banjo in You Told Me with a sitar and it would sound like something directly from Revolver... I wonder if this was intentional.

    27 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Kinga_Vicious

    Anything that is beatle approved must be damn good.

    5 Mar 2014 Reply
  • DarkRivitHead

    What a great Classic Rock band.

    5 Mar 2014 Reply
  • ksturf

    I love them all so much ughughu

    4 Mar 2014 Reply
  • MickyDolenz

    Davy :( I miss you so much my little english cupcake <333

    28 Feb 2014 Reply
  • ksturf

    I love you, Davy Jones.. I'll never forget you ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    28 Feb 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    в 60-е даже продюссерский коммерческий поп-проект был в высшей степени крут в музыкальном отношении, такого уже больше не будет никогда, увы

    27 Feb 2014 Reply
  • yerbyderby

    Ich habe noch die Fernsehserie gesehen. Sie war vollgestopft mit Slapstick und Klamauk.

    14 Feb 2014 Reply
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