The Monkees

Members: Davy Jones,Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork

"Hey hey, we are the Monkees/You know we love to please/A manufactured image/With no philosophies." The boyband phenomenom all began with the Monkees- the manufactured image, the sugar-sweet harmonic pop, the throngs of screaming teenage fans and the ridicule and derision from more 'serious' musicians. The Monkees were criticised for being a 'manufactured' band, not playing their instruments or writing the bulk of their early songs. Despite their poor reputation at the time though, the Monkees have since been recognised as a group of talented musicians who later on really pushed the creative boundaries in their music.

Photo by Wikipedia Apr 24, 2012


Boy bands are back in a big way. With new pop groups One Direction and The Wanted topping the charts, the cycle continues as a new generation of girls swoon, shriek and, nowadays, tweet. From the Beatles to the Backstreet Boys, we take a look at some of music's most swoon-worthy, scream-inducing, poster-pin-up boy groups.

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