The Monkees - September 1, 2014

On this date in 1967, The Monkees had a hit with "Pleasant Valley Sunday." The song was released on July 3rd and peaked at number 3 on the Billboard charts. The Monkees were at the height of their popularity as they were one year into the two-year run of their TV show and already had a number of hit songs under their belts including: "Last Train to Clarksville," "I'm a Believer," and "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone." 

TODAY'S TRIVIA

"Pleasant Valley Sunday" was co-written by a very successful songwriter. Who was it?

a) Bob Dylan

b) John Lennon

c) Harry Nilsson

d) Carole King

ANSWER BELOW!

TODAY'S CLIP

Speaking of "Pleasant Valley Sunday," let's hear it! Enjoy today's earworm.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Wherever I go, people still shout out: 'Hey, hey, we're The Monkees.' And I never tire of that.
~Davy Jones

TRIVIA ANSWER

d) Carole King and her songwriting partner Gerry Goffin wrote "Pleasant Valley Sunday" as well as hits such as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "One Fine Day," "Up On the Roof," "(You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman," and "You've Got a Friend."