The Monkees

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The Monkees
Established: This fab foursome came together in 1965 to film a television pilot about a band called The Monkees. Life imitated art, and the band became a pop phenomenon.

Members: Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork.

Biggest hits: "Last Train to Clarksville," "(Theme from) The Monkees," "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone," "I'm a Believer."

Awards: The Monkees television show was named Outstanding Comedy Series at the 1967 Emmys.

Fun fact: Neil Diamond wrote one of the band's biggest hits, "I'm a Believer."

Trademark style: Side-swept bangs and sideburns.

Best lyric: "Hey, hey, we're the Monkees / And people say we monkey around / But we're too busy singing / To put anybody down" — "(Theme from) The Monkees"

Where they are today: The band has toured in various combinations over the years, but the original foursome last toured together in 1997. Since then, Davy has appeared in and hosted many television shows and written an autobiography. Mike published his first novel in 1998 and released his most recent solo album, Rays, in 2006. Micky has released solo albums, worked as a morning radio show host and wrote two books in addition to his autobiography. Peter has also appeared on numerous television shows, released solo albums and is currently playing with his new group, Shoe Suede Blues.
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