In 1966, producers Bert Schneider and Bob Rafaelson come up with the idea of creating a TV show that would feature the American answer to the Beatles, The Monkees. Eventually, four young men are chosen for the roles, Mickey Dolenz the former child TV star, the stage actor Davey Jones and the musicians, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork. With the aid of a successful music producer and able TV promotion, the Monkees become a sensation. However, that success is tainted, to the chagrin of the band, as they find themselves labeled as talentless phonies. This film covers the band's frustrating struggle to prove their detractors wrong as they struggle to earn some artist legitimacy. Whether it's by learning to excel as a band or experimenting with wild ideas for their show and film, Head, nothing seems to work. Meanwhile the band have their internal tensions as various members struggle to decide what is really important to them, simple material success, or having real artistic respect for their ... Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
They achieved worldwide fame but, what they wanted... was respect.
Did You Know?
One scene shows a person using Liquid Paper to correct sheet music. Liquid Paper was invented by Michael Nesmith
's mother. See more
In the audition scenes, Mike is dropped off by wife Phyllis at the studio, who leaves with the family car. Mike actually rode his motorcycle to the audition, wearing his soon-to-be-famous wool cap to keep his hair from blowing around. See more
I don't know if I like being the only girl in the middle of all this guy talk.
It's just love, Phyllis. We need all the love we can get. There's so much anger in the world these days.
Written by John Stewart
Published by Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc.
Performed by The Monkees
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company See more