The Monkees Cybrary Reading Room

10-November-11

Smithsonian Channel

Filed under: Current Events — Torka @ 10:49 pm

Do you get the Smithsonian Channel on your cable or satellite? If so, check out this show: Making The Monkees. From the description on the Smithsonian Channel website:

In 1967, four unknown actors in a low budget, teen-oriented TV show became the biggest pop music act in the world. In America, they outsold Elvis and The Beatles combined. They were The Monkees, and they weren’t a band in any true sense – at least at first. They were a money-making machine driven by ego and ambition, a machine that would ultimately crash and burn in a storm of greed, hurt feelings, and legal wrangling. This is the inside story of pop music’s first manufactured band.

According to the site, the show will air on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 6:00pm. There’s a second showing scheduled for Monday, November 14, at 3:00am, and another on Saturday, November 26 at 7:00pm.

I don’t know that they’ll come up with anything a hard-core Monkee fan doesn’t already know, but it’s still good to see the story of the group showing up on TV. If you can, be sure to give it a watch!

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