Tag Archives: 1968

Old School: The Monkees

Valleri – The Monkees (1968)

The Monkees
Micky Dolenz (1945-present), Michael Nesmith (1942-present), Peter Tork (1942-present), & Davy Jones (1945-2012)

Genre: Pop-rock / Bubblegum pop
Origin: Los Angeles > California > US
Career: 1966-1970
Tidbit: Cast and launched for a television series, most of the Monkees were musicians…but none of them was a drummer. Davy Jones, the only non-musician, was too short and got lost behind the drums, so Micky Dolenz won the job. And then learned how to play drums.

Old School: Jimi Hendrix

Little Wing – The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968)

Jimi Hendrix

Genre: Blues / Psychedelic / Hard rock
Origin: Seattle > Washington > US
Career: 1959–1970
Tidbit: Born Johnny Allen Hendrix (and later renamed James Marshall Hendrix), Hendrix has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top guitarists of all time. He was posthumously awarded with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and UK Music Hall of Fame.

Old School: The Cowsills

Indian Lake – The Cowsills (1968)

The Cowsills
Bill (1948-2006), Richard (1949-present), Bob (1949-present), Paul (1951-present), Barry (1954-2005), John (1956-present), Susan (1959-present), & Barbara (1928-1985)

Genre: Pop-rock / Bubblegum pop
Origin: Newport > Rhode Island > US
Career: 1965–1972, 1978–1980, 1990–present
Tidbit: This musical family was the inspiration for the television sitcom The Partridge Family (1970-1974).