On this day…

September 8, 2010 at 9:41 pm

On this day in 1965, an advertisement ran in The Daily Variety in Los Angeles which read: ‘Madness!! Auditions. Folk & Roll Musicians-Singers for acting roles in new TV series. Running Parts for 4 insane boys, age 17-21. Want spirited Ben Frank’s-types. Have courage to work. Must come down for interview.’ 437 hopefuls auditioned and the four who were chosen became The Monkees.

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