The Monkees

Bob Ramsdell
Submitted by Bob Ramsdell October 23rd, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

The Monkees were a ’70’s group that performed rock songs. In my opinion, they were the U. S. equivalent of the Beatles. They made movies that recalled to me “Help” and “Hard Day’s Night”. They had their fan clubs and this is a button for that club. It is around 3/4″ in diameter.

6 Responses to “The Monkees”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    I have a lot of Monkees memorabilia but don’t have this particular button. I have a few different sets of dolls, a lunch box and thermos, a wallet and I think I have a Monkees shirt that’s way way way too small for me somewhere. Is this a button from back in the day? Love the car too.

  2. MyFunCloset

    MyFunCloset

    How many remember “Circus Boy” in the mid 50’s? This was Mickey Dolan as a very young actor. What a surprise to see & hear him as a Monkee years later. Remember them fondly.

  3. denny

    denny

    This is a good one!

    Yep, Allee has some fabulous Monkee memorabilia, some of which ended up in my postings in the “Willis Wonderland” series.

    I was more a fan of all the kitsch that the Monkee’s popped up on.

  4. Bob Ramsdell

    Bob Ramsdell

    The small pin was one that one of my kids got somewhere at the time of
    the series. They are all older than 40 now. My niece (age 57) was a
    huge Beatles fan. When the Beatles had their last concert in the Cow
    Palace in San Francisco, her father took her, At the time, when they
    came on stage Paul McCartney would throw hand fulls of jelly beans out
    to his adoring fans. She was a hefty little girl and battled her way
    to grab a handful. She still has them in a jewelry box in a safety
    deposit box. Later after becoming an international linguist, she made
    many trips to Europe and has British Parlaphone records of the
    Beatles, records from Germany and even records made from tapes at
    their concerts in Germany.

    Bob Ramsdell

  5. Nessa

    Nessa

    Oh wow, I have never seen this button before. I have a Monkees button I got in the bottom of a lot of junk… it has a cartoon Peter on it and says “I HEART Peter Tork”.. it’s tiny, less than an inch across… It has a place of honor on a shelf, so I certainly appreciate this one.