The Monkees

The 35 Greatest Rock and Roll TV Moments Before the ’90s

From the Beatles to Iggy Pop, here are rock and roll's best television moments of all-time.
SPIN Staff / October 12, 2019

Sonic Youth: Our 1985 Interview

This article originally appeared in the August 1985 issue of SPIN. The street is filled with broken Malta bottles. The building's doorway is…
Bryron Coley / July 21, 2019

Monkees Bassist Peter Tork Dead at 77

Peter Tork, the lovable, mop-topped former bassist/guitarist and singer in The Monkees, died on Thursday (Feb. 21) at age 77. The news was confirmed by…
Gil Kaufman, Billboard / February 21, 2019

The Monkees’ Michael Nesmith Finds His Vaporwave on the “Shitpost Wizard” Channel

Mike Nesmith is often considered the Monkees' truest musical visionary---the band's most serious songwriter  and instrumentalist, the guy who tried to wrest control of the band's musical…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 22, 2018

The Monkees Plan 50th Anniversary Tour, Will Release New LP, ‘Good Times!’

This coming summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Monkees' TV show and the release of their debut single, "Last Train to Clarksville." To celebrate,…
Rachel Brodsky / February 5, 2016

Remaining Monkees Plan Reunion Tour With Elusive Michael Nesmith

Before Monkees singer Davy Jones died of a heart attack on February 29, his bandmate Peter Tork said the foursome had been plotting a reunion…
Kory Grow / August 8, 2012

Cult Cartoonist Ward Sutton’s Most Memorable Encounter With the Monkees’ Davy Jones

Sympathy for the Monkees: As we say farewell to the group's charismatic singer, see what went down when the curtain went up on a 1986…
Ken Bachor / March 1, 2012

Davy Jones of the Monkees Dead at 66

Considering that he was recruited to play in a made-for-TV band reverse-engineered to capitalize on Beatlemania long after the actual Beatles had lost interest in…
Steve Kandell / February 29, 2012