Join me on last train to Clarksville!! Monkees coming to Columbus!

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of their classic TV show, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork will resurrect The Monkees for a national tour. It comes to LC Pavilion on Friday, June 24.

I've heard all the arguments against the band -- boy band created by radio execs, too goofy, rip-off of The Beatles. There are a lot of ways to parry those attacks, but I'll simply ask you this, you who are spiteful and full of hate:

Why invent reasons to discredit music that, at its core, is of high quality and essentially enjoyable?

Don't hate. Just hop aboard.

The Monkees -- "I'm a Believer" (video with embedded lyrics)