From The Research Vault: Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture by Jon Savage

From The Research Vault: Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture by Jon Savage

Teenage

A history of teen culture documents how its twentieth-century foundations were established in the urban youth cultures of America and Europe during the 1890s, in a social analysis that draws on a large body of written work and considers such influences as Peter Pan, Oscar Wilde, and Anne Frank.


 

Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture

    

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From The Research Vault: The Monkees: The Day-By-Day Story of the 60s TV Pop Sensation by Andrew Sandoval

From The Research Vault: The Monkees: The Day-By-Day Story of the 60s TV Pop Sensation by Andrew Sandoval

The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the 1960s TV Pop Sensation is a book covering the history of the made-for-TV rock band, The Monkees. Written by Andrew Sandoval,[1] it fully details the band’s recording sessions, filming dates and public appearances from 1965-1970. Also included is an extensive listing of session musicians who worked on The Monkees’ recordings.


 

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From The Research Vault: Teen Television: Davy Jones Fans Return Love, Support His Horses by Susan Salk

From The Research Vault: Teen Television: Davy Jones Fans Return Love, Support His Horses by Susan Salk

From The Research Vault: Teen Television: Davy Jones Fans Return Love, Support His Horses by Susan Salk

Long before Davy Jones became a Monkee, he was a horseman.

It was in the company of racehorses that he sought to make a career as a young jockey. Until, that is, his trainer lovingly kicked him out of the racing stables for his own good, with the admonishment that he shouldn’t have to be picking up after horses his whole life, says Jones’ daughter Jessica Cramer Jones.

 “My father was a broken boy when he first discovered horses,” Jones says in a telephone interview with Off-TrackThoroughbreds.com. “He was 12 when he lost his mother, and he turned to horses in his grief. They are what gave him his confidence back … horses kept him together his whole life.”


 

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Why The Monkees Matter Book discussed on Zilch Podcast #113 A Trip To The Monkees Library!

Why The Monkees Matter Book discussed on Zilch Podcast #113 A Trip To The Monkees Library!

Why The Monkees Matter Book discussed on Zilch Podcast #113 A Trip To The Monkees Library!

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Why The Monkees Matter Discussion starts at 18:48 in the audio podcast.

Many thanks to my friends at Zilch who posted a new episode called “A TRIP TO THE MONKEES LIBRARY!” where they ranked their favorite books about the Monkees and spent a few fun minutes talking about what they liked about “Why the Monkees Matter” – it was especially fun to hear Sarah recount the fabulous time we spent at the 50th anniversary show in St. Louis, our chance to do a photo op with Micky and Peter afterwards, though she forgot to mention our midnight munch out at the Cracker Barrel next to our hotel.

Why The Monkees Matter Book discussed on Zilch Podcast #113 A Trip To The Monkees Library!


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From The Research Vault: Teen Television: Essays on Programming and Fandom by Sharon Marie Ross,‎ Louisa Stein

From The Research Vault: Teen Television: Essays on Programming and Fandom by Sharon Marie Ross, Louisa Stein

This essay collection explores the phenomenon of “teen TV” in the United States, analyzing the meanings and manifestations of this category of programming from a variety of perspectives. Part One views teen television through an industrial perspective, examining how networks such as WB, UPN, The CW, and The N have created a unique economic framework based on demographic niches and teen-focused narrowcasting. Part Two focuses on popular teen programs from a cultural context, evaluating how such programs reflect and at times stretch the envelope of the cultural contexts in which they are created. Finally, Part Three explores the cultures of reception (including the realms of teen consumerism, fan discourse, and unofficial production) through which teens and consumers of teen media have become authors of the teenage experience in their own right. — Amazon.com


 

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From The Research Vault: Review: Deep cuts from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at the Fonda by Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times

From The Research Vault: Review: Deep cuts from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at the Fonda by Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times

From The Research Vault: Review: Deep cuts from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at the Fonda by Randall Robert, Los Angeles Times

On Monday night in Hollywood, Tom Petty had Los Angeles ghosts on his mind as he and his longtime band the Heartbreakers opened the first of six shows at the Fonda. They introduced themselves through the Byrds’ 1967 classic “So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” and paid homage to that song’s inspiration, the Monkees, with a rebuttal via “(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone.” 

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From The Research Vault: KDWB Radio Tapes from Radio Tapes, August 8, 1967

From The Research Vault: KDWB Radio Tapes from Radio Tapes, August 8, 1967

From The Research Vault: KDWB Radio Tapes from Radio Tapes, August 8, 1967

THE MONKEES ON KDWB-AM IN 1967

The Monkees were in the Twin Cities for a concert and broadcast from KDWB’s “Secret City” with a remote from the hotel where the band was staying. Featuring Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones.

The recordings feature candid, silly and serious moments from The Monkees – a wonderful collection of recordings during the two days The Monkees took over the radio station.

August 3, 1967 to 4 am on August 4, 1967: Starting with coverage of the Monkees’ airplane arrival at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport followed by Michael, Peter, Micky and Davy broadcasting from “Secret City” playing records, performing a skit, and some candid comments by Micky about criticism concerning the group not playing all instruments in their songs, thoughts about The Beatles, and more. Includes KDWB personalities Charlie Brown, Earl Trout, Tac Hammer, Bobby Davis and newscast by Robert Davis. #1 30 MB – #2 21 MB(provided by Curt Lundgren)

August 4, 1967 (3:00-6:00 pm): Mostly featuring Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork spinning records with Michael having fun insulting KDWB advertisers including Dayton’s and J A Gerber Jewelers and Peter playing the banjo. Includes newscast by Don Miller.    #1 16 MB – #2 23 MB – #3 19 MB – #4 8 MB    (provided by Phil Kitchen and Jeanne Anderson)

Includes commercials for J A Gerber Jewelers, Durkee Seasoned Spices, Ray Conniff “This is My Song” album, Pedwin Shoes, Baskin-Robbins, Preparation H, Heileman Old Style Beer, Minnesota Dragways, NCC Drive-In Theaters, “The Big Mouth” with Jerry Lewis (movie), Dad’s Root Beer, Mobile, Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum, Schlitz Beer, Coca Cola (sung by Ray Charles), STP, Summer Blonde Hair Spray, Honda and Hamm’s Beer. 

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Quotes from “Why The Monkees Matter” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 93 in a series – Reviled by their Peers?

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To refute the cultural myth that all their peers reviled them in their first incarnation, it appears the opposite was the more true from the very beginning. As a television program, The Monkees won two Emmy Awards in their first season, for Outstanding Comedy Series and for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for a Comedy. 

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From The Research Vault: Women Watching Television: Gender, Class, and Generation in the American Television Experience by Andrea L. Press

From The Research Vault: Women Watching Television: Gender, Class, and Generation in the American Television Experience by Andrea L. Press

Women’s inclinations to identify with television characters varies with their assessment of the realism of these characters and their social world. — Amazon.com


 

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Quotes from “Why The Monkees Matter” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 92 in a series – No Easy Rider Without The Monkees

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A final note on the long tail of their cultural footprint comes from the fact that the financial success of the show funded the filmmaking careers of show creators Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson. Screen Gems executive Steve Blauner adamantly believed, “There’d have been no Easy Rider without The Monkees so they should canonize The Monkees just for that.”

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 Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture

    

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