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Monday, May 14, 2018

The Monkees, Head, and the 60s Book Giveaway

The publisher shared this book with me recently and I thought it was an interesting read from someone who hit AARP age a few years back. If you were a fan of The Monkees during your childhood, here's a great book to read and learn about them and their influence on pop culture.

Despite being built in Hollywood, and not necessarily to last, The Monkees and their music, TV, and cinematic output have proved enduring. They are in many ways unique: as the first ‘made for TV’ band their success introduced methods of marketing pop that have since become standard industry practice, and their big-screen use of film and images in live performance is now a firmly established principle of concert staging. What’s more, they changed the rules of the pop game, taking control of their own affairs at the height of their success, risking magnificent failure by doing so.

The Monkees invented a new kind of TV, gave a new model to the music industry, and left behind one of the most enigmatic movies of the modern era, Head. This book is about all that and more. Drawing on years of original research and brand new interviews with key figures including songwriter Bobby Hart and producer Chip Douglas, it includes an extensive scene-by-scene analysis of the film and an exclusive essay on the impact of The Monkees and Head by KLF founder Bill Drummond.

Beginning by exploring the origins and personalities of the four Monkees before looking in depth at their work together on screen, on stage, and on record, The Monkees, Head, and the 60s is the first serious study of the band and the first to fully acknowledge their importance to the development of pop as we now know it.
The giveaway is for US residents who are 18+ and ends at 11:59pm on 6/2/18. For more complete rules see Giveaway Rules. The winner will receive a copy of the book The Monkees, Head, and the 60s Book from Jawbone Press!

The Monkees, Head, and the 60s Book Giveaway

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8 comments:

  1. i would like to see Who Killed Mister Moonlight

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  2. Favorite Monkees song - Pleasant Valley Sunday

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  3. I would like Earthbound
    David Bowie and The Man Who Fell To Earth
    Susan Compo.
    And I love all the Monkees songs! I always enjoyed their music.

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  4. Daydream Believer is my favorite Monkees song (although I actually love them all).

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  5. grew up watching their show, always liked Day Dream Believer

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  6. The Yacht Rock Book The Oral History Of The Soft, Smooth Sounds Of The 70s And 80s by Greg Prato, looks interesting to me

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  7. I would like to see Crazy Train The High Life And Tragic Death Of Randy Rhoads offered in a giveaway.

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