Additional information about this, The Monkees vinyl art.
The Monkees – The Artist/s
The Monkees are an American rock and pop band originally active between 1966 and 1971, with reunion albums and tours in the decades that followed. They were formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider specifically for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968. The musical acting quartet was composed of Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork; and the English actor and singer Davy Jones. The band’s music was initially supervised by producer Don Kirshner, backed by the songwriting duo of Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart. Dolenz described The Monkees as initially being “a TV show about an imaginary band… that wanted to be the Beatles that was never successful”. Ironically, the success of the show led to the actor-musicians becoming one of the most successful bands of the 1960s. The Monkees have sold more than 75 million records worldwide making them one of the biggest selling groups of all time with international hits, including “Last Train to Clarksville”, “Pleasant Valley Sunday”, “Daydream Believer”, and “I’m a Believer“.
I’m a Believer – The Song
I’m a Believer is a song composed by Neil Diamond and recorded by the Monkees in 1966 with the lead vocals by Micky Dolenz. The single, produced by Jeff Barry, was number 1 in both the US and the UK and reached the top spot in numerous countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Ireland. The song appeared in four consecutive episodes of The Monkees TV show in December 1966. Neil Diamond had already recorded this song before it was covered by the Monkees, and it was sometimes is performed in his live concerts. Diamond’s version was not released as a single until 1971 and it only became a modest hit. American pop rock band Smash Mouth covered the song in 2001, as part of the soundtrack to the movie Shrek, along with “All Star”. Eddie Murphy, portraying the character “Donkey”, also performed a rendition of the song in the film. The song was chosen for its opening line, “I thought love was only true in fairy tales,” which matched the fairy tale theme of the film.
The Guitar – The Shape
Modelled into the simple silhouette of an electric guitar which made up their The Monkees logo.
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