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What was the Monkees’ Head actually, you know, about?: ‘This incredible, weird, psychedelic movie’

What was the Monkees’ Head actually, you know, about?: ‘This incredible, weird, psychedelic movie’

After the release of the Monkees’ ‘Head,’ Micky Dolenz says filmgoers saw a fundamental change in the way movies were made. The soundtrack – released on Dec. 1, 1968 – was historic, too.

Byrds’ The Notorious Byrd Brothers vs. Monkees’ Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.: Odd Couples

Byrds’ The Notorious Byrd Brothers vs. Monkees’ Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.: Odd Couples

One went on to acclaim; the other to No. 1 on the charts. Both are high water marks, not just for the Byrds and Monkees but for all of ’60s pop.

Psychedelic Bubble Gum: Boyce & Hart, The Monkees, and Turning Mayhem into Miracles (2015): Books

Psychedelic Bubble Gum: Boyce & Hart, The Monkees, and Turning Mayhem into Miracles (2015): Books

Bobby Hart rose to fame with Tommy Boyce as part of the songwriting team behind the Monkees. But there was more to the story.

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Micky Dolenz on a Monkees song that got away: ‘I always kick myself in the butt’

Micky Dolenz memorably turned down a huge hit at the peak of the Monkees’ popularity. It took years for him to right the wrong.

Free-form Monkees humor once drove Hollywood legend to curse: ‘I hate these f–ing kids’

Free-form Monkees humor once drove Hollywood legend to curse: ‘I hate these f–ing kids’

The Monkees TV show was designed toward improvisation. But not every guest star meshed with the Monkees’ gonzo approach.

The Monkees once tricked critics into giving them a fair hearing: ‘It’s so funny’

The Monkees once tricked critics into giving them a fair hearing: ‘It’s so funny’

Micky Dolenz says some people never accepted the latter-day Monkees as a creative force – until Mike Nesmith came up with a creative idea.

There’s a reason the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz plays drums that way: ‘I know it’s bizarre’

There’s a reason the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz plays drums that way: ‘I know it’s bizarre’

Musicians, particularly drummers, have probably noticed the unique set up the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz employs for his drum kit.

The Monkees – The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees (1968): On Second Thought

The genre-blending Monkees do a great job flaunting their mercurial talents on ‘The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees,’ released this week in 1968.

A character from ‘Randy Scouse Git’ almost changed Monkees history: ‘I know that sounds crazy’

A character from ‘Randy Scouse Git’ almost changed Monkees history: ‘I know that sounds crazy’

Yes, the Birthday Boy from the Monkees hit ‘Randy Scouse Git’ was real. And his friendship almost sent Micky Dolenz on a far different path.

Micky Dolenz’s longest-tenured character is not in the Monkees: ‘It was a very, very short period of time’

Micky Dolenz’s longest-tenured character is not in the Monkees: ‘It was a very, very short period of time’

Micky Dolenz will always be associated with his role in the Monkees. But he’s actually had a lengthier association with another character.