After producing Five Easy Pieces in 1969, Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider, the team who created The Monkees television series, took on a third partner, Stephen Blauner, changing the name of their company from Raybert Productions to BBS Productions (for Bert, Bob, and Steve). Blauner, a Columbia Pictures executive who green lighted The Monkees' TV show (even getting a name-check in one episode, as a gangster), moved on to films like The Last Picture Show; Drive, He Said; and The King Of Marvin Gardens. In the mid-1980s, Blauner produced The New Monkees under the name Straybert Productions.
Monkees Farewell Tour
Dolenz sings Nesmith