Lovin’ Spoonful

  1. The Monkees, The Monkees, TV, 1966-1968.    At first, the production  team (including Jack Nicholson)  thought it best  to use a real group like California’s  Spoonful. Or the UK Dave Clark Five. The Spoonful’s Mark Sebastian, Joe Butler, Steve Boone, Zal Yanovsky  were just too hippy for NBC.  Plan B?  A Variety ad  – answered by 437 hopefuls. Only one of those was signed: future millionaire  Michael Nesmith.

 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  1