From The Research Vault: Tribute: ‘I’m A Believer’: Why The Monkees Deserve A Place In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

‘I’m A Believer’: Why The Monkees Deserve A Place In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame by Thomas J. Whalen

From The Research Vault: Tribute: 'I'm A Believer': Why The Monkees Deserve A Place In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Okay, I’ll admit it. They’re not the “Fab Four.” In fact, they are best known for being the “Prefab Four.” Still, that amusing — if somewhat misleading — moniker should in no way deter The Monkees from gaining enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. For the 1960s pop music quartet of Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and the late Davy Jones, who created such chart-topping hits as “I’m a Believer,” “Daydream Believer” and “Last Train to Clarksville,” deserve to be on the scenic shores of Lake Erie as much as any of this year’s inductees.

Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture

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