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“There will never be anyone like her in my lifetime. I will never have a friend like her, or an influence like her. And I will never hear another voice like hers.”

Michelle Phillips about Mama Cass

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On this day in music history: April 18, 1988 - The songwriting team of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland are inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. The legendary songwriters are honored for their thirty year plus partnership that has produced over two hundred compositions, scoring sixty eight top forty chart hits in the US, fifty of which have made the top ten on the pop and R&B singles charts during their tenure at Motown Records and beyond. Their achievements make them among the most successful composers of the twentieth century.

R.I.P Prince. i wish we better appreciated living music legends while they were still alive...here are some amazing music legends we still have with us with incredible discographies. Support and see  those that are still touring or performing live, buy/stream/discover their music. Feel free to add more.
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On this day in music history: January 18, 1989 - Stevie Wonder becomes the youngest musician in history to be inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Part of the fourth group of inductees (which also includes Dion, Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones, and The Temptations), Wonder is only thirty eight years old at the time he receives the honor. In order for an artist to be considered for induction, the artist must have released their first record at least twenty five years before. Wonder releases his first single on Motown in 1962 at the age of twelve.

I originally made a post like this last year, but I decided to update it. I’ve removed/changed some broken links and added a few more must-sees.

Obviously there are tons more interviews and Monkee-related stuff out there (particularly from the 80s-present), but these are some of my favourites!

Feel free to let me know of anything I’ve missed from the list!

Documentaries:

Hey Hey We’re The Monkees, 1997

Behind The Music, 1998 (?)

We Love The Monkees, 2012

Interviews:

The Monkees on KDWB-AM, 1967.
Not an interview as such, but here is audio of when the boys took over a radio station on their summer tour. (courtesy of psychojello​ )

Pop Chronicals, 1967 [audio only]
Great interview with Mike, who talks (among other things) about the hurt of not being respected.

The Hy Lit Show, 1968
Promoting ‘Head’.

‘Walking in New York’, 1969
Brief interview with Micky and Davy.

Australian Interview with Davy Jones, 1971(?)
Davy at his home with Talia.

Jane Pauley Interview, 1986
Noteable for Micky literally falling to the floor in laughter after being asked about the 'New Monkees’.

Mike and Micky 'After The Greek’, 1986
Micky looking at Mike adoringly and Mike giving Micky a big kiss on the cheek. Need I say more?

Mini Peter Tork Documentary, 2015
A short but sweet documentary about Peter, by his son Ivan.

Gilbert Gottfried interview with Mike Nesmith, 2015
A candid, hour-long chat with Mike

Loose Women, 2015
Micky and Peter interviewed.

Press and News Footage:

UK Newsreel Footage / Press Conference, 1967

The Monkees arrive in the UK/Press Conference footage, (in colour) 1967

The Monkees UK Press Conference, 1967

WKBW Radio, 1967

Australian Newsreel Footage / Press Conference, 1968

Australian Press Conference, 1968 [audio only]
Great interview which also includes a hysterical fan gate-crashing the press conference!!

Live footage with Monkee Talk dubbed over, 1968

Performances:

Salt Lake City Concert, 1968
Silent behind the scenes footage and outtakes of The Monkees concert for 'Head’.

The Johnny Cash Show, 1969
Nine Times Blue.

The Glen Campbell Good Time Hour, 1969
Medley (Last Train To Clarksville, I’m a Believer, Salesman) and 'Teardrop City’. Especially worth watching for the hilariously random sketch!

Christmas Medley, 1986
Monkees with extra cheese but seriously WORTH IT. Also features some of the Monkees kids. But can you spot Mike..?

Through The Looking Glass, 1989.
Micky in drag for no apparent reason…

Random:

Davy Jones as the Artful Dodger, 1964.
Davy performing I’d Do Anything with the cast of Oliver! on The Ed Sullivan Show the same night as the Beatles made their US debut.

Monkees Screen Tests, 1965.
All the Monkees auditions and screen tests for the show.

Monkees Romp - Behind The Scenes, 1967.
Rare silent footage of the Monkees on the beach, set to 'Saturday’s Child’. Very cute!

The Emmy Awards, 1967.
Footage of The Monkees scooping two awards. The boys themselves don’t collect the awards, but worth watching for their lovely reactions!

Happening '69, 1969
The Monkees appear now and then throughout the whole show, but mainly from 20 minutes in. Listen out for what’s said about Piscean men and keep an eye on Micky’s reaction…

Laugh In, 1969
Clips from when the Monkees appeared on the show in October '69.

'Junkyard Movie’, 1969 (?)
Silent footage of Micky messing around a junkyard which includes him having a wee. The description says it’s from 1967 but I think it’s from later than that, maybe 1969 or even 1970.

Monkees Commercials, 1966-1970
Compliation of all The Monkees commercials.

The No No Song, 1975
Ringo Star performing the “No No Song’ on Hoyt Axton’s “Boogie Woogie, Gospel, Rock and Roll Show”, which features Micky drunk dancing and singing along.

Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart TV Special, 1976. Part One / Part Two
Features Micky’s infamous glam-rock performance of 'Steppin’ Stone’.

The Ben Stiller Show, 1992
Spoof of The Monkees called 'The Grungies’ (co-written by Judd Apatow!). Cameo appearance by Micky.

'Peter and Davy Come to Blows’, 2009
Davy and Peter talk about the bust-ups between the boys back in the day, including the famous fight between the pair.

The Monkees induction into the Pop Music Hall of Fame, 2014.
At the 2014 Monkees Convention.

Nothing against her, but I think when you’re doing a tribute to someone that’s dead, generally it should be the person’s peer. Lorde is not Kurt Cobain’s peer. No matter if she killed the performance or not, I just don’t think it’s appropriate.
—  rapper Iggy Azalea on Lorde’s Nirvana Rock Hall tribute
Fall Out Boy to Induct Green Day to Rock And Roll Hall of Fame

Rolling Stone have released the full list of guests to induct this year’s batch of hall of fame-ers, including Fall Out Boy for Greenday. Check out the full list here by clicking “read more” below.

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*do not delete the text* so since the grammys are coming up, i thought it’d be fun to do a grammy themed tumblr awards! 

rules:

  • mbf me
  • reblogs only: reblog as many times as you want, likes will not be counted but won’t disqualify you

promoting:

  • >>RECORD OF THE YEAR<< // best overall #1
  • >ALBUM OF THE YEAR< // best overall #2
  • SONG OF THE YEAR // best overall #3
  • best rock album // best url #1
  • best rock song // best url #2
  • best rock performance // best url #3
  • best country album // best theme #1
  • best country song // best theme #2
  • best country solo performance // best theme #3
  • best R&B album // best posts #1
  • best R&B song // best posts #2
  • best R&B  performance// best posts #3
  • best new artist // best just followed
  • best soundtrack // best playlist
  • best electronic album // best serene
  • best traditional pop album // best fashion
  • best alternative music album // best personal
  • GRAMMY HALL OF FAME AWARD // best personality

other:

  • most likely posting on sunday january 26th (the day of the grammys duh)
  • winners will get a link on my blog for a few weeks and maybe solo?.. i haven’t really decided lol
  • categories can be changed depending on notes c:
  • and btw all of these awards are real except the soundtrack one which does exist but has a really long name
I knew it was a big deal, but I don’t think I really understood how much weight those three minutes had. It was over in the blink of an eye for me, but it’s kind of lasted. There’s a song on the [Hunger Games] soundtrack that’s just me and an organ, and it’s cool to hear my voice again in that kind of vein that I did with ‘All Apologies.’
—  Lorde on performing with Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

@rockhall: Now featured in our new experience: The outfit worn by @LadyGaga in the video for #BadRomance. Mother Monster has said that this song, which reached Number One on the pop and dance charts, is a favorite. In a 2009 interview with the Daily Record, Gaga spoke on the influence of 2001 #RockHall Inductees #Queen, saying, “I adored #FreddieMercury and Queen had a hit called ‘Radio Gaga.’ That’s why I love the name, Freddie was unique - one of the biggest personalities in the whole of pop music.” 

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The Script interview: New music, selfies and their best London accents. 

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The Script - Man on a Wire (Behind the Scenes)

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The Script - No Good in Goodbye

The official music video !