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Name: The Monkees                                                                 
Origin: Los Angeles, California, United States                                     
The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for   
an NBC American television series of the same name. The show, which ran from       
1966 to 1968, helped make them one of the most popular music acts of the decade.   
The members of the group were Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Micky   
Dolenz. The Monkees officially disbanded in 1971. Dolenz and Jones continued       
touring together for most of the 1970s, but were not permitted to use the name     
The Monkees. Several reunions have taken place beginning in 1986; the latest       
Monkees formations were a Dolenz-Jones-Tork lineup which toured in 2001, then     
Dolenz-Jones in 2002.