Rhino releases all 58 episodes of the The Monkees in a deluxe VHS box set. It's a big box: 21 tapes, making it the largest video release of all time.More
The Monkees get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At the ceremony, all four Monkees reunite for the first time - Mike Nesmith was a holdout on their reunion tour.
The Monkees, who are on a reunion tour, have an amazing six albums on the Billboard 200. The highest is The Monkees at #92.
The Monkees, minus Mike Nesmith, begin their 145-date "20th Anniversary World Tour" at the Concord Hotel in the Catskill Mountains. The group has risen in popularity thanks to MTV, which started airing old episodes of their TV show.
Davy Jones announces that he's leaving The Monkees, essentially dissolving the group, which had dwindled to a duo.
Peter Tork leaves The Monkees, paying $160,000 to buy out his contract.
The Monkees movie Head is released. The studio that commissioned the film expected something light and funny, but got a trippy commentary on the manipulation of The Monkees, complete with a scene where the group jumps to their death off a bridge. The film bombs when it is released, but later becomes a cult classic.
The final episode of The Monkees TV show, starring the eponymous band, airs on primetime TV.
The Monkees' Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones album hits #1.
The Monkees' "Daydream Believer" hits #1 in America for the first of four weeks.
The Monkees, starring the eponymous band, wins an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
The Monkees release Headquarters, proving they're more than a group of actors who just play a band on TV. Although it's their third album, it's the first that allows them creative control over songwriting and performing without relying on session musicians. The album goes to #1 on the Billboard 200.
The Monkees' album More of the Monkees hits #1.
The Monkees announce during an appearance on the British TV show Top of the Pops that they will play on their own records from now on instead of using session players.
The Monkees, who are stars thanks to their TV show, play their first concert. About 8,000 screaming fans show up for the performance in Honolulu, confirming their status as real-life superstars.
The Monkees' LP The Monkees hits #1.
The Monkees' "Last Train To Clarksville" hits #1, where it will stay for one week.
The Monkees release their first single, "Last Train To Clarksville."
The Monkees record the theme song to their TV series.
An ad appears in Variety looking for "Four Insane Boys, Ages 17-21" to star in a new TV show: The Monkees.
Davy Jones (of The Monkees) is born in Manchester, England.
Micky Dolenz (drummer, vocalist for The Monkees) is born George Michael Dolenz, Jr. in Los Angeles, California.
Michael Nesmith (of The Monkees) is born Robert Michael Nesmith in Houston, Texas.
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