The Carouser: The Monkees Live Review

“Before Justin Bieber, before One Direction, there was The Monkees,” announces Whoopi Goldberg on the projector screen in Hammersmith Apollo. Clips follow from old TV shows and newsreels, building a story of this famous band’s past until the building climaxes in adolescent adoration as Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz walk onto the stage.

In the ‘60s, an American production company brought Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones and Mike Nesbit together to play the part of an aspiring band for a new TV show – The Monkees. The show followed this group of naïve teenagers who aimed to be as big as The Beatles but never seeming to make it. Eventually the popularity of The Monkees....


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