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Welcome to the Monkees Book FAQ!
On this page, you will find a list of
books written by and about the Monkees, as well as journal
books with significant portions on the Monkees.
Books, magazines and
other literature which do not have significant portions on the Monkees,
but do contain Monkees mentions are listed in the
Monkees Print Reference FAQ.
A listing in this FAQ does not mean that a publication is still in print or
still available at retail. Some great sources for books which cannot be found
at retail, are: Garage sales, flea markets and used book stores. For an even
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94 pages, hardbound (similar to a magazine only hardcover)
Books Containing significant section on the
Stu Who: Forty Years of Navigating the Minefields of the Music Business
Publisher: Cisum Press; (October 1, 2002)
Autobiography of Grammy Award winning composer and record producer
Stu Phillips. Stu composed
for dozens of movies and television series, including
the background music for all but four episodes of the Monkees
TV series. This book includes his experience with the show and
includes a picture of Davy that no one else in the world has!
Groove Tube: Sixties Television and the Youth Rebellion
by Aniko Bodroghkozy.
Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001.
Chapter 2: The Counterculture on TV contains a 10 page
analysis of The Chaperone episode as a satire of the military.
Photo of Micky in drag with the General.
Are You Ready For the Country?
by Peter Dogget.
Two or three chapters about Mike Nesmith's role in the
60s/70s country-rock scene, including The First National
Band and his Monkees era country rock.
Hal Blaine and the Wrecking
Hal Blaine and David Goggin
one chapter with anectodes
When The Music Mattered
one chapter with Peter interview and anecdotes from
Inside Pop -- America's Top Ten
1968 Scholastic Book Services.
one chapter (#5) on band, series and guys themselves
Favorite Pop/Rock Lyrics
edited by Jerry L Walker
(c) 1973, 1969 Scholastic Magzines Inc.
lyrics to Tapioca Tundra and Daydream Believer
Where Are You Now, Bo Diddley?
individual chapters on Micky and Peter
Waiting for the Sun
a couple of pages on the Monkees
American Hit Radio
Prima Publishing 1996
pages on six Monkees tunes plus comments from the Monkees
The Lost Lennon Interviews
interview with Peter
The Jimi Hendrix Companion: Three Decades of
by Chris Potash
Contains an interview with Peter, Micky and Mike from "Guitar
World" regarding the Monkees tour with Hendrix
Marilyn Beck's Hollywood
rare post-Monkees interview with Davy
The Films of Jack Nicholson
by Douglas Brodie
a chapter on HEAD with pictures
Kaleidescope Eyes: Psychedelic Music From the
1960s to the 1990s
by Jim DeRogatis
Publisher: Fourth Estate, London
Reference: pp. 186-187... Number One on the author's
list of "one-hit wonders" (psychedelically speaking) is The Monkees' "Porpoise
Song". The author, a former Sr. Editor at Rolling Stone Magazine plus
by Mark Bego
Copyright Aug. 1988
23 pages covering the series and 33 1/3
1985, St. Martins Press
ISBN 0-312-17848-4 (paperback)
Contains 4 pages on the Monkees TV series
Files Magazine Spotlight on the
Editor, Hal Schuster
1986, PsiFi Movie Press (paperback)
The All-Stars From Rock & Roll's Hall Of
Fame Rock 100
by David Dalton & Lenny Kaye
couple of pages on the Monkees
Off The Record
by Joe Smith
couple of pages with Mike interview
Ticket To Ride
by Denny Somach, Kathkeen Somach & Kevin Gunn
couple of pages on individual interviews with Davy, Peter & Micky
Who's Your Fave Rave?
by Randi Reisfield and Danny Fields
compilation of 16 magazine heartthrobs. pages 99-102
FLiP's Groovy Guide to the Groups
by the editors of SLiP Magazine
Signet Books, 1969
each guy gets 2-3 pages for bio and pictures
10,000 Secrets of 101 Stars
Compiled by Liz Dagucon
The Laufer Company / TiGER beat
-2 pages on each of the guys. A phot and brief bio.
Stars and their Cars
by George Barris
The Laufer Company / TiGER beat
three pages on the Monkeemobile design and creation
Rhino Presents The Greatest Rock & Roll
by Art Fein
General Publishing Group (1996)
This book has several "scoop" stories on what _really_
happened in rock&roll history including: "Stephen Stills
Flunks Monkees Audition","Monkees Annouce They're
'Plastic'","Hendrix Booted from Monkees Tour by
DAR (Not)" and a bit about the Plaster Casters.
Lamparski's Whatever Became of...? 2nd
by Richard Lamparski
Bantam Books, New York
-has Peter Tork chapter p 264-271 with B&W photos
Something to Write Home About
Mar. 31, 2003.
A collection of personal
baseball memories told in handwritten letters from well-
known personalities, including one from Peter Tork.
Journal of Popular Film and
"The Monkees and the Deconstruction of Television Realism"
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