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Michael Nesmith
Monkees as enjoyable as ever at Warner Theatre
Monkees as enjoyable as ever at Warner Theatre

Can this be the Golden Age of the Monkees? Rock’s original manufactured group outsold the Beatles in 1967, and filled arenas in the 1980s. Reruns of their fondly remembered television show and the run of ridiculously catchy singles that accompanied it – “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer” and “Daydream Believer” among them – ensured a baseline level of popularity through the decades that followed. But the death last year of Davy Jones sent the albums back to the charts and helped to speed a reconsideration of the band’s catalog and its enduring influence on the power-pop that followed. It’s no longer...

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