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The Monkees were an American rock and pop band that were formed in 1965 to star in a TV show of the same name.  The show only lasted until 1968 but the Monkees went on to me one of the best selling bands of the late 60's.  Which one of the following is not a member of the original Monkees?
Peter Gabriel
Peter Tork
Michael Nesmith
Mickey Dolenz

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On February 9, 1964, the Beatles were on the Ed Sullivan show and a future Monkee was also on Ed Sullivan that night as he sang "I’d Do Anything" as Artful Dodger in the play, Oliver.  Who was it?
Davey Jones
Mickey Dolenz
Michael Nesmith
Peter Tork

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How long did their debut album The Monkees. stay at number one in the US for in 1966?
13
2
4
32

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Why did the producers decide not to make Davey Jones, a drummer, play the drums in the band?
He was too short and the drums blocked the camera
Before the show started, he was 85 pounds heavier and jiggled too much when he played the drums
He was a better singer
Peter Tork wasn't good looking and they wanted him in the back

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Who sang the lead vocals on The Monkees' huge 1966/67 No 1, 'I'm A Believer'?
Mickey Dolenz
Davey Jones
Peter Tork
Mick Jagger

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In 1968, Davy Jones went missing for three weeks spurring many rumors. Why?
He was avoiding the draft
He caught syphillis
He went on a three week bender
He met twin sisters who he traveled to Australia with

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While none of the Monkees enjoyed this name, what was the bands nickname?
The Prefab Four
The Fake Foursome
Fake Brits
The Junior Beatle

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What Monkees hit was the Number #1 hit of 1966?
I'm A Believer
Last Train To Clarksville
Daydream Believer
Hey Hey We're The Monkees

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