The Mosquitos delivered a similar 60s power pop vibe as The Smithereens. Finally, this almost-lost ‘80s band gets its due
Sure, they were hired as actors to play musicians, but the band soon evolved way beyond that. The Monkees were talented performers, and were also surrounded by world-class talent. It added up to genuinely excellent music that had a lasting, under-appreciated impact.
The world knew Davy Jones as the cute Monkee. Our writer knew him as a colleague and good friend. Here’s some inside info on this talented performer.
Harry Nilsson was a favorite of the Beatles. A newly-released album, recorded before his death shelved the project, recalls his quirky genius.