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Legends of Rock: THE MONKEES

 

Shelley Archives Presents 
Legends of Rock Live

THE MONKEES
RARE CLIPS (1966-1970)

Hosted by Music Archivist Bill Shelley

Thursday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Carte Blanche: FREE | Members: $6 | Students/Seniors: $8 | Nonmembers: $11

The Monkees

ABOUT THE FILM: In recognition of the death of performer Davy Jones of The Monkees, The Avon Theatre will present a special evening celebrating the music and fun that The Monkees brought to their fans. This program will blend song promos, ads, and live performances to create a salute to the group, with time at the end for fans to share their memories and insights. Some of the songs that will be included will be “The Monkees” the theme song for the show, “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” Daydream Believer,” “A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You,” “(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone,” “Valleri,” and many more. Although Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Mickey Dolenz were hired for the television show to act the part of a band, each had the talent and dedication to go beyond the limits of their contract by working hard to make their fictional band into a reality. A year after the show started, The Monkees were able to perform together in live concerts, creating a commercial success. In 1966, they outsold the Beatles in the U.S. The Monkees’ first four albums went straight to #1 on the Billboard charts and multi-platinum sales. In English | 105 minutes.

Bill Shelley

ABOUT BILL SHELLEY: Bill Shelley has been filming since the 1970s when he recorded bands Twisted Sister and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, then he directed music videos for Public Enemy. Shelley Archives was started in 1985 and today the company has over 100,000 reels of original 35mm and 16mm films in its archives and over 10,000 hours of rare concerts, television shows, promos, interviews, out-takes and home movies. Preservation of films and music clips is the main focus of the organization.