Record Producers had already been practicing media manipulation to make the artists that they handled more palatable to their audiences, but the Monkees were different. The Monkees were a carefully woven reality. A TV show about a band, not a fictional band, but a band that made recoreds, a band that toured,
No Boy Band that followed could ever compete with the plot that was the Monkees. They created the formula.
Micky Dolenz, The Funny One
Davy Jones, The Cute One
|Former Jockey turned song and dance man, Davy Jones capitalized on his Beatlesque British Background and was cast as the irresitable Monkee. he fell in love at the drop of a hat.|
Peter Tork, The Dumb One