The Monkees are an American pop band that released music under their original incarnation between 1966 and 1970, with subsequent reunion albums and tours in the decades that followed. Assembled in Los Angeles in 1965 by Robert 'Bob' Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from -, the musical acting quartet was composed of Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork, and Englishman Davy Jones. The band's music was initially supervised by producer Don Kirshner. Described by band member Micky Dolenz as initially being 'a TV show about an imaginary band [...] that wanted to be The Beatles, [but] that was never successful', the actor-musicians soon became a real band. As Dolenz would later describe it, 'The Monkees really becoming a band was like the equivalent of Leonard Nimoy really becoming a Vulcan.'
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