US/English pop band created for a TV series during the mid-'60s.
Key members include Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork. Other original member Michael Nesmith began a solo career in the late '60s, although he has attended past Monkees reunions.
Memorable songs include the perennial "Hey Hey, We're The Monkees" plus "Last Train To Clarkesville", "I'm A Believer", "Daydream Believer" and "Pleasant Valley Sunday". In 2016 they produced the comeback album Good Times.
Original band-member Davy Jones died in 2012.