The Monkees By The Numbers

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monkees tv logo 385x280 The Monkees By The Numbers

With the death of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Davy Jones[/lastfm] today, I thought it’s be appropriate to re-visit the numerical history of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Monkees[/lastfm]. They weren’t on television for long, group members came and went through the years, and they weren’t taken seriously by many outside their fans.  But 45 years later [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Monkees[/lastfm] are still a draw whenever they put teir differences behind themselves and get out on the road.  Here are some numbers that may explain why.

17 -  months [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Monkees[/lastfm] TV show was on the air before it was canceled

21 -  chart singles on Billboard’s Hot 100 list

   8 -  number of singles to reach top 20

  3  -  number of singles to reach #1

  4 -  number of albums released before tv show was canceled

  4 -  number of albums to reach #1

19 -  number of albums to reach Billboard album chart top 200

58 -  number of tv episodes

400+ -  number of applicants for [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Monkees[/lastfm] tv series auditions

65 million – number of singles and albums sold

600 thousand – amount [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Peter Tork[/lastfm] paid to be released from his [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Monkees[/lastfm] contract in 1969

Here’s a bonus for you too – an early alternate version of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Monkees[/lastfm] theme that wasn’t used on the tv show.  Enjoy!

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