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Monkeemania in Australia

Derham Groves

Hog Press | Published : 2019

Abstract

"Monkeemania in Australia celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Australian tour by the American band, The Monkees (Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork), in 1968. More broadly, it also provides a snapshot of everyday life in Australia at a very eventful time in history. 1968 was a roller coaster of a year, as a series of tumultuous events—including assassinations, heroic victories in sports, a bloody war, the publication of Myra Brekinridge, a devastating famine, and the premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey—caused people to celebrate one day and despair the next."