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The Monkees

The Monkees

For a TV series that only ran for two years (1966-68) albeit 58 episodes it has had a significant effect on music even today. I recall sneaking with two of my sisters to watch the shows (by this time it was Saturday morning reruns) as my father was very much against us watching such "garbage". I tried watching a couple of episodes recently, it's about a wacky group of guys struggling to make it in the music business, and apart from the music my father was not all wrong. However, for the time period it was great entertainment for tweens and teens especially and that demographic bought their records-lots of them. The demise of the wacky TV show was due to a backlash regarding the 'manufactured' nature of the band itself and a change in the format in season two, the ratings dropped and that was it. The TV show was gone and all that was left was a lot of great songs and by now, an actual fully functioning band with the Monkeys themselves playing instrume…