In 1967 The Monkees sold more albums than The Bealtes and the Rolling Stones combined.

1967 was also the year The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band.

Young girls demonstrated their behemoth consumer power, totally overthrowing rock’s elite art kings, though this is not how history is told! We’ve all been taught to sneer at The Monkees, but given some actual consideration it’s clear that the show was the awesomist, and their albums were bril, and the whole Monkees experiment was a subversive, absurdist, leftist event. FOR GIRLS. Hell yeah. March on soldiers.