Monday, March 21, 2016

The Monkees to Celebrate 50th Anniversary This Year with New Album and Tour

Hey, hey, they’re The Monkees, you never know where they’ll be found, so you’d better get ready, they may be comin’ to your town.

You heard that right. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the classic music/comedy TV series that birthed the “Prefab Four,” Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith are recording a new Monkees album called Good Times! (which is scheduled to be released on June 10).

In addition, Dolenz and Tork will hit the road for a Monkees tour from May through October.

Good Times! is the first new Monkees album in 20 years and the third Monkees reunion album in 29 years, following Pool It! from 1987 (featuring Dolenz, Tork, and the late Davy Jones) and Justus from 1996 (featuring all four Monkees).

--Raj Manoharan

Sir George Martin (1926-2016)

Of all the Fifth Beatles, you, Sir, were the classiest.

--Raj Manoharan