The Monkees is an American pop rock band, formed in 1965 and dissolved in 1970. The group is created to launch the TV series The Monkees whose protagonists are the members of the group. The series and the band are very successful, generating a " monkeemania " before running out of steam after two seasons. In 1968, the film Variety to find " four crazy boys>>>.". They audition future celebrities like Harry Nilsson, Stephen Stills or Van Dyke Parks but they choose four young people: Immediately, a problem arises, because only two of the Monkees can play their instruments. But in the context of the series The Monkees, this is quickly solved: everything will be a comedy. Thus, only the voices of the four little " monkeys " will be recorded. Finally, the roles are distributed: Dolenz will be Micky the facetious, Nesmith will be Mike the serious resourceful, Tork will become Peter the naive and, finally, Jones will be Davy, the handsome dark one.