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Micky Dolenz, Facebook

48 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Joins the Monkees Tour

What do you get when you cross a psychedelic guitar genius with one of the world's bestselling pop bands? A frustrated guitarist, a disappointed band and a bewildered and confused audience.

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

48 Years Ago: The Monkees Declare Their Independence on ‘Headquarters’

The Monkees released 'Headquarters' in May 1967.

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

47 Years Ago: The Monkees Declare Their Independence on ‘The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees’

By the time the Monkees released The Birds, the Bees & the Monkees in April 1968, they had been on a nonstop roller-coaster ride for a solid 15 months.

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Monkees Announce 2014 Spring Tour

The Monkees have booked a two-week tour for May and June.

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Rhino Records
Rhino Records

46 Years Ago: The Monkees’ ‘Head’ Premieres

Released in theaters nationwide on Nov. 6, 1968, 'Head' was the Monkees last real hurrah as a pop phenomenon of the '60s.

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Smash Mouth, ‘I’m a Believer’ – Terrible Classic Rock Covers

Technically, ‘I’m a Believer’ is a Neil Diamond song, even though it was made famous by the '60s' best made-for-TV rock group, the Monkees. But it doesn't matter which of those acts claims ownership of it, as long as it's not Smash Mouth, who covered the song in 2001 for the hit animated movie 'Shrek.'

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Noel Vasquez,Getty Images
Noel Vasquez,Getty Images

The Monkees Announce Summer 2013 Tour Dates

One more time! With the success, both critical and commercial, of last fall's mini tour, the Monkees are coming to your town again this summer.

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Rhino Home Video
Rhino Home Video

45 Years Ago: ‘The Monkees” Final Episode Airs

On Monday, March 25, 1968, at 7:30PM, the final episode of 'The Monkees' aired over the NBC airwaves. When the television show about a rock and roll band premiered on Monday, Sept. 12, 1966, no one could have guessed the phenomenon it would become. Over the 18 months that followed, the fictitious band became a real band, and their records not only topped the charts, but even outsold the Beatles.

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Noel Vasquez, Getty Images
Noel Vasquez, Getty Images

Mike Nesmith of The Monkees Announces 2013 Solo U.S. Tour Dates

After the huge success of last year's Monkees tour, the usually reclusive Mike Nesmith has been recharged and is embarking on his own solo tour this spring. Nesmith took to Facebook to deliver this information today (Jan. 28). The dates are listed below.

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Erin Ryan
Erin Ryan

The Monkees Deliver Rock ‘n’ Roll, Nostalgia and Plenty of Smiles in Cleveland – Concert Review

At their triumphant show at the Lakewood Civic Auditorium on Nov. 17, the Monkees were indeed 'too busy singing to put anybody down' as their nearly 30-song set proved. Nostalgia is a crazy creature. It taunts and teases as it pulls a tear, and tries its best to give you that warm all over glow. It can be both good and bad. Thankfully in the hands of the Monkees, it was all good. This was a show custom made for the diehard fans, nothing less and certainly a lot more.

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