Hey, Hey It's the Monkees!

They were known as the "PreFab Four," or Davey, Michael, Mickey, and Peter. But collectively, we knew them as The Monkees. And their story is being told on A&E's Biography Channel Wednesday, December 19 at 10 pm EST (in Lexington, Insight channel 482). Tune in to find out how they got together, if they were really playing their instruments, why they split up, and who wrote the music.



Neil Kesterson of Dynamix Productions produced the soundtrack for this documentary, while Darren Platt of Post Time Productions edited the program. Presented in HD, the soundtrack presented unique challenges because of the many vintage film clips from the show, as well as interview clips from the 1960's. Of course there's the music. One interesting music clip is the original theme song recorded for the pilot episode. It featured Bobby Hart and Tommy Boyce, the main composers for the series, in the lead singing roles in a much slower tempo recording.



Credits include:

Executive Producer Gregory Hall

Producer / Director Barbara Hall

Associate Producer Al Greenfield

Writer Michael Friedman

Consultant Andrew Sandoval

Post Production Supervisor Al Greenfield

Editor Darren Platt

Narrator Rich Bartholomew

Production Associates Melanie Bhagat and Kristen Topping

Directors of Photography Steven Sheridan, Gary R. Johnson, Mike Kelly, Ric Atkin

Sound John Tychon and Dino Quaglietta

Stylist Patty Daggy

Clearances Clear Cut Inc.

Location Equipment Yada Levine Productions Los Angeles, Crews 1 New York

Post Production Facilities Post Time Productions Lexington, Kentucky

Post Audio Neil Kesterson Dynamix Productions Lexington, Kentucky

Footage/Photos Rhino Entertainment Company, Henry Diltz Photography, Gary Strobl

Music Recordings Performed by “The Monkees”
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company, by arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing

Closed Captioning Captionlink Inc.

Special Thanks: Bobby Hart & Caroline Boyce, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, www.monkees.com

Executive Producer for Bio Peter Tarshis

Programming Coordinator for Bio Jonathan Luftman

Produced by: Corridor Group Productions Inc. for The Biography Channel

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