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Watch Making The Monkees on The Smithsonian Channel

Hey Monkees fans, you don’t want to miss this. Thanks for the heads up Davy. 

In 1967, four unknown actors in a low budget, teen-oriented TV show became the biggest pop music act in the world. In America, they outsold Elvis and The Beatles combined. They were The Monkees, and they weren’t a band in any true sense – at least at first. They were a money-making machine driven by ego and ambition, a machine that would ultimately crash and burn in a storm of greed, hurt feelings, and legal wrangling. This is the inside story of pop music’s first manufactured band.

The Best Of The Monkees (US Release)