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Are You A Believer? The Monkees 45th Anniversary Tour

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By Jessie De La O/Special to LAist

Here we come…again! The made-for-television Pop group The Monkees, who the media once dubbed as the “Pre-Fab Four,” will be going on tour…this time to commemorate their 45th anniversary in show business!

The Monkees television show, starring Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork, ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968. The group’s funny antics incorporated with catchy Pop music provided a great recipe for the situation comedy.

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Although Dolenz, Jones, Nesmith and Tork were hired as actors to portray a rock ‘n’roll group, they actually became a group. They had several Top 10 hit singles—including “I’m a Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville” and “Daydream Believer”—and eventually went on tour to promote the show and music.