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This Week on Rewind with Jimmy Jay: Peter Tork of The Monkees

Recorded prior to Tork’s passing last year, Jimmy didn’t hesitate to ask the hard questions, and Peter didn’t hesitate to give the kind of direct, hard-hitting, and extremely funny answers like only he could.

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This week on Rewind with Jimmy Jay: “Monkee Business”

As the Monkees were becoming a pop phenomenon (they were one of the biggest-selling bands of the 1960s) another rock legend was getting his start in England. Davie Jones fronted a beat combo called the King Bees. As he pursued a solo career, industry folks advised he change his name, so as to avoid confusion with the far more popular British singer Davy Jones. Inspired by American pioneer Jim Bowie and his eponymous knife, Davie Jones changed his name to David Bowie.

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