1967: ‘More of The Monkees’ by The Monkees


It doesn’t take a history lesson to know that the 1960s represented a seismic cultural shift in Western society, one largely fueled by younger audiences. While that shift was years in the making, 1967 might be considered ground zero in signifying a point of no return. Does all this sound like a lead-up to “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by The Beatles? It sure does, but it was “More of The Monkees” that sold the most copies in 1967. The album came from The Monkees, a Beatles-esque, made-for-TV band that surprised audiences by releasing first-rate songs.