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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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  • GodofDeathMetal

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

    14 Sep 3:59am Reply
  • ksturf

    My favourite band forever <3

    4 Aug 1:39am Reply
  • kluk_jako_buk

    To a daydream believer and a homecoming queen.

    30 May 11:22pm Reply
  • menswear2112

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

    30 Apr 4:35pm Reply
  • RafaeloFratelo

    Melhor que bitous, pfvr

    29 Apr 5:08am Reply
  • ksturf

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

    5 Apr 8:59am 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 7:23pm Reply
  • Kinga_Vicious

    Anything that is beatle approved must be damn good.

    5 Mar 6:17pm Reply
  • DarkRivitHead

    What a great Classic Rock band.

    5 Mar 5:22am Reply
  • ksturf

    I love them all so much ughughu

    4 Mar 12:55am Reply
  • MickyDolenz

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

    28 Feb 3:06pm Reply
  • ksturf

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

    28 Feb 3:35am 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 2:55am Reply
  • yerbyderby

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

    14 Feb 2:26pm Reply
  • MickyDolenz

    the loves of my life (✿◠‿◠)

    9 Feb 10:39am Reply
  • ge_mig_arsenik

    Wow. I used to listen to The Monkees when I was 14. 14 years on, they sound pretty terrible. Michael Nesmith in that wool hat is still pretty hot, though.

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • kluk_jako_buk

    Monkees all the way :)

    15 Aug 2013 Reply
  • igorgeneration

    Hey, Hey, We're The Monkeys <3

    4 Aug 2013 Reply
  • TaureDawn

    LOL it does say "2011 – 2001" --- the wiki needs to be corrected :)

    1 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Shannonline

    "2011 - 2001? ", time travel *shrugs*

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
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