Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hey Hey, Where are the Monkees?

Regardless of them being a manufactured group, The Monkees can now safely say that they are the only major musical act from the 60s with all original members still intact. I guess you could also say that about The Kinks, but Dave Davies is not in the greatest shape or maybe Crosby, Stills and Nash...

They go back and forth being friends and not after their initial split in 1968, that solidified in 1971. They have reunited several times, most notably in 1986, but also in 1976, 1987-1989, 1993-1994, 1996-1997 and 2001-2003.

Although Peter Tork has had some health problems, I have heard that he is ok, but the four (or a portion) thereof have no further reunion plans.

I did read this on Wikipedia and it bears further investigation:

"A virtual reunion of all four Monkees came about in 2010, when Nick Vernier Band released "Mister Bob (featuring The Monkees)" (see: Socio-Audio Impact, 2010)."

Anyway, I'd love to see them together yet again. You can never get too much Monkees as long as all four are still around...

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