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  • May 6, 2019

  • The Monkees didn't do too badly for themselves, given that they were created as a TV sitcom response to the Beatles. But the Monkees haven't always been blessed with good fortune, despite their celebrity. Here's the tragic real-life story of the Monkees. The success of the Beatles movies A Hard Day's Night and Help! inspired a group of TV producers to do something similar with an American sitcom. That's how the Monkees were born. The members didn't come together the way bands traditionally do. They auditioned and were selected, not especially for their musical talent, but for TV-friendly qualities like charisma, good looks, and acting skills. Yet band members Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork were accomplished musicians, and Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones also had decent musical chops. The show was conceived like any sitcom. The actors would play characters, and the music was to be strictly prerecorded, with the band only providing vocals. After the band released its first single and played a few shows, it became clear that they were more than just actors. Even so, the Monkees were never able to shake their less-than-iconic origin story. They became fairly universally known as the "Pre-Fab Four," a play on the Beatles' nickname, "the Fab Four." Watch to learn more about the Monkees' tragic real life story! #TheMonkees #Musicians #Bands The Pre-Fab Four | 0:14 Taking control | 1:06 Alienating the fans | 2:02 Fizzling out | 3:00 Peter Tork hits rock bottom | 3:45 Michael Nesmith's tax trouble | 4:38 Micky Dolenz middles out | 5:33 Reunited | 6:21 Nesmith's mystery illness | 7:33 The death of Davy Jones | 8:27 Peter Tork passes away | 9:15


  • Grunge
    Grunge 1 year ago

    What was your favorite Monkees song?

  • Linda Nadeau
    Linda Nadeau 1 year ago

    For a group made up for a sitcom, they had some great music. RIP Davy and Peter.

  • Mahatma Randy
    Mahatma Randy 1 year ago

    nezmith. It's pronounced nezmith, not nay-smith.

  • richard white
    richard white 1 year ago

    I remember watching the Monkees everyday after school , anyone else ?

  • dandiehl1948
    dandiehl1948 1 year ago

    Davy Jones had a lot more than "decent musical chops'. He had won a Tony award for portraying The Artful Didger in the Broadway production of 'Oliver' before becoming a Monkee

  • KingofComments
    KingofComments 1 year ago

    they were more talented than most bands today

  • Vielthic
    Vielthic 1 year ago

    I dont care what everyone says, I enjoyed their music!

  • Holly Scattergood
    Holly Scattergood 11 months ago

    Davy Jones lived next door to my great grandad, they were the best of friends and he used to sign a lot of things for my dad, my grandad and Davy went to Disney land together and where the best of friends until my grandad passed, my dad always talks about what a nice man he was. I wish I could have met him

  • Jamie McLochlin
    Jamie McLochlin 1 year ago

    Each time he said Mike's last name wrong in this video it irked me more and more. After the third time he did it I started yelling the correct pronunciation at my screen. It's clear the guy who did the voice over for this video never saw a single episode of The Monkees tv show.

  • guysmalley
    guysmalley 1 year ago

    To give you an idea how small the industry was back then My girlfriend ( a huge Monkey fan ) at age 13 called the studio and was able to talk to the boys , they just answered the phone.

  • William McCollom
    William McCollom 1 year ago

    Poor Peter Tork, he died and it didn't even get much mainstream attention. Usually when a celeb dies its all over the media.

  • Philtration
    Philtration 1 year ago

    Micky Dolenz had one of the most unique voices in rock history.

  • R Ben Roper
    R Ben Roper 1 year ago

    It just irks me to hear Mike's name pronounced Nai-smith. It's N-eh-smith. That's why we fans know him as The Nez. Not The Naiz.

  • Frank Carlone
    Frank Carlone 1 year ago

    You keep mispronouncing Mike's name. It's not a capital crime, but it is a little annoying.... Just sayen.

  • Pastor Randy Charles French

    I love the songs "Listen to the band" and "Sometime in the morning" "Circle Sky" "Look out hear comes tomorrow". Actually I like Mike's songs the best.

  • suzycreamcheesez
    suzycreamcheesez 1 year ago

    RIP Peter Tork and Davy Jones

  • Richard Krainak
    Richard Krainak 1 year ago

    How many times can the voiceover, who obviously never knew The Monkees, NAISMITH?

  • littlewoodimp
    littlewoodimp 1 year ago

    The Monkees were excellent at what they did and I still enjoy their music. Need a lift? Listen to the Monkees!

  • PopularGir 2000
    PopularGir 2000 1 year ago

    They are still my favorite band. They showed the critics up and became a legacy that will live on. God Bless Davy and Peter and they are performing in Heaven! Mike and Micky they are keeping on playing on and keeping there bandmate with them. Proud to be a Monkees fan!!!!

  • Shaun Slattery
    Shaun Slattery 1 year ago

    I remember watching the monkees when i spent time a lot of time in hospital with asthma i was about 5 years old im 57 now.