Sunday Music: The Monkees

I don’t remember which came first, the TV show reruns or my cassette copy of their Greatest Hits, but the combo formed my long-standing love for those songs. It may have been manufactured, but it was still pop mastery. With Peter Tork’s passing, I’ve been revisiting some of my favorite memories.

The opening and closing theme:

“And I don’t know if I’m ever coming home…”

“I’m not your stepping stone…”

And sorry Smash Mouth, but this is the best Monkees cover:

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