The Monkees TV Show Theme
"Hey Hey we're The Monkees"
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The Monkees TV Show Credits
with The Monkees:
45th Anniversary Tour
at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
~ Pantages Theater, Tacoma ~ July 8th, 2011 ~ Review by Art Rusche
we come... Oh yea, now I'm showing my pop rock roots! I grew up
buying all their albums and the Daydream
Believer 45! I even dug up two
full bubble gum trading card sets that I
collected. I've also watched most every episode of
their TV series throughout the years.
The band has played
on and off together for decades with Michael
Nesmith opting out after inheriting Millions
from his mom's Liquid Paper
Their 45 Anniversary Tour reunited three
and took them through The Pantages Theater
in Tacoma. I was able to get 4th row seats
in that wonderful intimate theater. My sister
Peggy immediately put dibs on my second ticket.
She had my albums when I left for college and
was a Monkees fan too.
The backdrop of the stage was a big screen that
showed several minutes of early Monkees
footage, including a series of Kellogg's
commercials featuring the Monkees. Throughout the show, the screen
continued to show early Monkees footage.
They did show Michael
Nesmith videos too!
The backup band was a conglomerate of
The Davy Jones Band and they really
carried the trio.
boys were all in their upper 60's with Peter at 69,
Mickey at 66 and Davy at 65.
entertained and joked around with each other
all evening long, not unlike their 60's TV
Davy danced all around the
stage as the original Broadway actor he was.
Still going strong!!!
evening of witnessing close-up, three of the
most notable people of rock 'n roll. They
were on TV every week, they outsold The Beatles
and The Rolling Stones in 1967!!!
They held the #1 spot on the Billboard album
37 weeks total. More of The Monkees spent
weeks on the Billboard charts, becoming the
12th biggest selling album of all
time! They had four
#1 albums in the same year.
They won two Emmy Awards!
This was my first time in the restored
Pantages Theater in Tacoma, now called the
Broadway Center For The Performing Arts.
They had signs at the door "No Camera or any
recording devices". Before the concert they
also made an announcement on stage about NO
photos or videos. There was a low grumble
throughout the older respectful crowd.
Then a few songs into The Monkees set, Peter
said, "Did I hear the
management say no photos or videos? Well,
everyone take out your cameras!! And I know
these new smartphone devices can take high
definition video, well take them out too!! I
don't care if you post them to YouTube. I don't
care if you make money with it! But if
you make a million dollars, send some my way!"
Well Peter didn't have to say that
again!!!!!!!!!! Out came all three
cameras! Enjoy my videos that show the
At the end of the show as I was reviewing my pictures and videos,
people were looking over my shoulder and
commenting, "Wow, where can we see these