The Monkees appeared on the cover of TV Guide twice in the 1960s. Here's the article from their first cover issue.
This article appeared in TV Guide when The Monkees were featured on the cover for the second time in the fall of 1967. Click on each image to enlarge.
Thanks to Al Bigley for scanning the article!
The Monkees appeared on the cover of TV Guide twice in the 1960s:
In 1997 during the Justus era, TV Guide profiled the group in the weeks leading up to their 1997 television special and tour of the United Kingdom.
The Monkees were profiled in the February 15, 1997 issue of TV Guide during the leadup to their ABC television special and the UK concert tour. The group twice appeared on the cover of TV Guide in January and September 1967. (Click each image to enlarge.)
Despite a friendship with MTV in 1986 that helped make The Monkees one of the biggest music stories of that year, things went sour in 1987 after an apparent misunderstanding between the band and the cable music network. After MTV heavily pushed the music video for The Monkees' 1986 comeback single, "That Was Then, This Is Now," it refused to play the video for "Heart and Soul," the lead single from the group's 1987 album, Pool It!
Clearly MTV's lack of support (at a time when MTV still screened music videos and played a larger role in making 'hits') had a negative impact on the "Heart and Soul" single, a strong pop song that most likely could have been a bigger hit that summer. TV Guide reported the dispute, and the clipping above appeared in a late 1987 edition of the magazine.
The following story, originally published in Monkee Business Fanzine issue #43 in December 1987, goes into further detail.
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