The Band
Band History

The idea was not to start a band. It was just a tv-show about an imaginary band where everyone wanted to be like the Beatles -without being successful. However, fiction and reality didn't match and the Monkees have sold more than 75 million records worldwide...

Micky Dolenz
Micky Dolenz

Micky was recruited to the Monkees tv-show to sing and play the drums. He was already a skilled musician, singer and actor but he actually didn't know how to play drums. Just to mime in a credible way he needed many lessons.

Michael Nesmith
Michael Nesmith

Michael sings and plays the gitarr. He's said to have won his role in the Monkees after appearing nochalantly on the audition and standing out as the "wool hat guy". Besides being a important singer and songwriter for the Monkees he's also had a solo career, worked as a producer and as a writer.

Davy Jones
Davy Jones

Davy sang and played the gitarr, tambourine and maracas. He was a skilled musical actor performing in West End in London before getting recruited to the Monkees. He also loved horses and was a talented jockey. It was on the horseback the massive heart attack occured that took his life in 2012.

Peter Tork
Peter Tork

Peter sang and played the bass, banjo and keyboard. He was probably the most skilled musician in the band and also the only one playing on the first records. Peter had his own fan club (administrated by his granny) but was later released from his Monkees contract to be able to work on other musical projects. Later Peter joined the band again for reunion tours and when diagnosed with cancer in 2009 he encouraged his fans to support the cancer research. He passed away in 2019.



Micky Dolenz 06/15-17/2020 Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Micky Dolenz 09/22/2019 St. Charles, Illinois

Micky Dolenz 05/04/2019 Glendora, California

Micky Dolenz 04/14/2019 Bonita Springs, Florida

Micky Dolenz 04/13/2019 Dania Beach, Florida

Micky Dolenz & Mike Nesmith 06/18/2019 Sydney Australia

Micky Dolenz & Mike Nesmith 06/16/2019 Perth Australia

Micky Dolenz & Mike Nesmith 06/15/2019 Melbourne Australia

Micky Dolenz & Mike Nesmith 06/12/2019 Brisbane Australia

Micky Dolenz & Mike Nesmith 06/10/2019 Wellington New Zealand