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Micky Dolenz on the Monkees: "It Wasn't a Rock 'n' Roll Band"

Season 4 Episode 408
Aired on 11/09/2014 | CC tv-14
What started out in 1966 as a television show based on a fictional band called the Monkees soon became a reality. In 1967, the Monkees sold more records than the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined.

Decades later, the Monkees are still making music, but drummer and singer Micky Dolenz stands by his belief that they didn't begin as a band. "It wasn't a rock 'n' roll band; it was a television show about a rock 'n' roll band," he says. "And I was a character that I was playing, and I still look at it like that. Now, the other guys may not agree or not look at it the same way, but that's always the way that I've looked at it."

Watch as Micky reflects on the moment he knew his life would never be the same again.

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