Making The Monkees
In 1967, four unknown actors in a low budget, teen-oriented TV show became the biggest pop music act in the world. In America, they outsold Elvis and The Beatles combined. They were The Monkees, and they weren't a band in any true sense - at least at first. They were a money-making machine driven by ego and ambition, a machine that would ultimately crash and burn in a storm of greed, hurt feelings, and legal wrangling. This is the inside story of pop music's first manufactured band.