March 8, 2011


Spy Vibe sends out birthday wishes to Micky Dolenz! The success of The Monkees was due in large part to the improvisation and humor he brought to the act as "the crazy one." Micky is currently performing in Hairspray. Fans still have a chance to see him before he leaves the production to reunite with Davey Jones and Peter Tork for a Monkees UK/US tour! From the Telegraph:

"The original TV boyband are back together for their first UK tour in 12 years. British-born Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork return to perform in front of their British fans. The Monkees, responsible for some of the biggest hits of the 60s, will be touring the length of the country including a memorable show at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London. The original TV boy band are the example to all those who have since found musical fame via television. The Monkees wrote the script for modern day pop music. Fourth member Michael Nesmith, who became a producer and novelist, will not take part in the tour.

Selling 50 million records with hits such as Daydream Believer, Last Train to Clarksville, I’m a Believer and (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone, The Monkees provided the soundtrack to teenage lives on both sides of the Atlantic from the ‘60s onwards. With the TV series being repeated throughout the 1980s, a whole new legion of fans were exposed to their crazy antics.

Controversially created for TV, they eventually broke their shackles and became a respected band in their own right, embedded in the revolutionary 1960s pop fraternity. The Beatles were one of The Monkees’ biggest supporters with John Lennon naming them “the Marx Brothers of Rock”. In fact in 1967, The Monkees outsold both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined."

May 2011 UK tour dates, June-July US tour dates here. Official Monkees website here. A Spy Vibe re-post below of the classic spy episode of The Monkees, "The Spy Who Came in From the Cool."


  1. Good stuff! My wife is insisting we see them at the Chumash Casino (45 mins away)on July 14th!

  2. They're playing southern CA, but also in CT near family.. I might do it!


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