To honor Peter Tork, and to mourn his passing, I am reblogging this post of mine from last year.
I have a confession to make. I like the Monkees. I have never admitted this to anyone before. You can understand my shame. When I was a wee lad my older brother had several of their albums and that was my introduction to them. I was quite surprised a few years later to find out that not only did they make music, but they had their own TV show! They were aired as re-runs on Saturday morning when I was a kid. Of course, they weren’t reruns to me. They were fresh and new and exciting and unlike anything I’d ever seen or heard before. Later on in my life I saw “A Hard Days Night” by the Beatles and I was incensed (incensed!) that they were so blatantly ripping off the Monkees trademark zany antics. Just goes to show you how subjective history is.
At any rate, because it is…
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