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The Monkees : From Reel to Real

By: Diltz, Henry Kubernik, Harvey Strobl, Gary

1780386435 / 9781780386430
Hardback
782.421660922
03/10/2019
Published 03/10/2019
United Kingdom
496 pages
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In 1965 America launched its assault on The Beatles - a blueprint boy band called The Monkees who against all the odds triumphed with their music, their personalities and their zany half-hour TV shows.

The quartet of Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Mike Nesmith spent three years in a blazing spotlight before disintegrating into a mess of recriminations and ill-feeling.

With contributions from all the major players in the Monkees' saga - including the four Monkees themselves - Reel To Real is an oral history of the group that follows their adventures through to their eventual split.

Along the way we learn how they came together, the background to their movie Head! and the financial chaos that loomed with the realization that the only ones who didn't make any money out of The Monkees were The Monkees themselves.

BIC:

1KBB USA, 3JJPK c 1960 to c 1970, APF Films, cinema, APT Television, AVGP Rock & Pop music, AVH Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups, BGF Biography: arts & entertainment

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