The Monkees are an American pop group, originally comprised of Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork, and British actor and singer Davy Jones. The band was originally formed by Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the American television series The Monkees which aired from 1966 to 1968. After the show was cancelled the band continued to record music until 1971.
A revival of interest in the television show came in 1986, which led to a series of reunion tours and new records. The group has reunited and toured several times since then with different line-ups (but always containing Micky Dolenz and at least one of the other original members) and with varying degrees of success. Jones died in February 2012 and Tork died in February 2019. Dolenz and Nesmith remain active members of the group.