A GROOVY Look Back at THE MONKEES

Were they a real band? Let’s hear what they say…

All week, we’re serializing Mark Voger’s Groovy, an illustrated history of ’60s pop culture, published this week by TwoMorrows. The book covers everything from music to movies to TV to art, and we’ll be running selections. (Click here for more info.)

In this installment, we’re revisiting the Monkees. Why the Monkees at a primarily comics website? Well, as it happens, we’ve written quite a bit about them here because of their connection to comic books, the possibility of a crossover with Batman ’66 and their upcoming appearance in The Archies. Hey, hey, even artist Mike Allred picked his fave 13 Monkees songs for us recently. (Click here. Great list.)

So here’s our Groovy Monkees excerpt. The section in the book features two articles — an intro and a piece on the band’s musical bona fides — as well as interviews with Micky, Davy, Mike and Peter conducted over the years.

Here are the articles, plus the Nesmith interview. Why Nesmith? I’m biased. He was my favorite when I was a kid:

NEXT: A Look Back at Steve Ditko’s HAWK AND DOVE. Click here.

For the complete Groovy index of excerpts, click here.

The 192-page hardcover is due to ship 11/15 and lists for $39.95. Groovy will be available in stores but can also be ordered directly from TwoMorrows. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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