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Here are my own rendition of songs performed by the Monkees.
All songs are copyright by Colgems (Columbia Screen Gems) and RCA
All vocals and instruments are of my own doing.
to a Monkees concert at the Seattle Colosseum, in 1968. Except for the
screaming of prepubescent girls, it was the best event I've ever
If you are one of those who thinks the Monkees didn't play their own
instruments or lip-synched the lyrics, you don't know the Monkees. All
of them were Top Drawer musicians. While Davy Jones
perhaps couldn't play anything in the beginning, he eventually learned.
(Look at some YT videos of their live performances.) Peter Tork was
classically trained. Michael Nesmith had always played the guitar.
Mickey Dolenz never thought he was a decent drummer, but he is. While
it's true that Colgem were using the boys as a front to make money,
they demanded artistic rights, proving themselves to be at the top of
their game. --Terry DeLaney