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The Monkees are just trying to be friendly on reunion tour - latimes.com
"There's no other story like it in entertainment," said music historian Andrew Sandoval, author of the 2005 career diary "The Monkees." "They released their first single in August 1966, the show premiered in September, and by January they'd won their fight for artistic control. It's as if the contestants on 'American Idol' came in one day and said, 'Fire the judges and the producers, we're taking over.' " That refers to the famous showdown between the Monkees — with Nesmith leading the charge — and music world impresario Don Kirshner, who controlled the music the group recorded, largely from his bevy of esteemed Brill Building songwriters including Carole King and Gerry Goffin, Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, and Neil Diamond. Kirshner also had an authoritarian hand over how the band's records were made and packaged. The contributions of ace Hollywood studio musicians who played most of the music on the group's first two albums, "The Monkees" and "More of the Monkees," went largely uncre
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december 2012 by ahasteve
Surviving members of the Monkees to tour - latimes.com
The Monkees were dealt a blow earlier this year when the band’s lead singer, Davy Jones, died of a heart attack in February. Now its surviving members are moving forward and will reunite for a U.S. tour. The band -- Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and historically reclusive member Mike Nesmith -- have announced that they will hit the road for an Evening with the Monkees, a 12-date trek this fall. It will be the first shows the three have performed together in 15 years. The tour kicks off Nov. 8 in Escondido, Calif. and wraps Dec. 2 in New York. They will play the Greek Theatre on Nov. 10.
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august 2012 by ahasteve

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