The Monkees: made in Hollywood | Tom Kemper

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The Monkees represent a vital problem for rock and pop, and perhaps the major question: is it the music that matters or the personality and image of the performers?


This book explores the system behind the Monkees, the controversial made-for-TV band that scored some of the biggest hit records of the 1960s. The new rock criticism bewailed the fake band, while fans and audiences made it a major commercial success. More than any other group in the 196os, the Monkees illustrate the genius of the system and its role in popular music.


Size: 150 x 210mm

Pages: 216

Publisher: Reaktion

The Monkees: made in Hollywood | Tom Kemper