The Monkees have to be the most successful band in the 60’s who have not been enshrined in Cleveland. Granted, they were assembled together to create a television show and did not play on their first album, but after they fought for some semblance of creative control, they proved to be a very capable group. This was certainly proven by their live shows, later albums and fact that their fans included such legends as John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix. Their television show, although somewhat juvenile was the embryonic template of the music video; a medium that really hadn’t been exploited yet. As easy as it is to dismiss their origin (which certainly isn’t “Rock and Roll”) their place is music history is solid and their music is still perceived as fun today.