4th marked the anniversary of the printing of The Los Angeles Times article
"Rock Hall Snub Irks Ex-Monkee" by Joseph Dionisio which
prompted the writing of this petition.
THE MONKEES 50th ANNIVERSARY, AND PAST-DUE TO GET THEM INTO THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME!
This site wishes to acknowledge everyone who contributed to their
success - Boyce & Hart, Neil Diamond, Carole King, Chip Douglas, Hal Blaine, Tommy Tedesco, (and other members of The
Wrecking Crew), Bob Rafelson, Bert Schneider, Jim Frawley, Mike Elliot, Rose Marie, Paul Lynde (semi-regulars on the
show), and other guest actors. I'm sure we have overlooked some important people...don't hesitate to contact
us about anyone we've missed.
The Monkees, were nominated to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame again in 2007, on their 40th Anniversary.
They were blocked by the editor of Rolling Stone Magazine, Jann Wenner, and was brought to our attention in The Los Angeles
Times May 4th, 2007 article, "Rock Hall snub irks ex-Monkee." This petition is designed to speak
a world voice to allow them to take their place in history, and put to rest the now 50-year old urban legend that "they
didn't play their own instruments." See the petition
posted below for all of their stats...including having all 5 albums go Platinum the same day, when they were
released on CD in 1986.
On Monday, May 14th, 2007 we missed beating the largest and oldest "Oldies" radio station
in Southern California at crossing the 1,000 signature point on their petition by less than 100 signatures...not
too shabby for a grass-roots effort, eh?
WE HAVE COLLECTED A COMBINED TOTAL OF 34,207 SIGNATURES!
As of Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 we lead the campaign
by 15,129 signatures with 24,531 online signatures + 137 signatures collected at So Cal concerts/events by Peter Tork & Shoe Suede Blues for a subtotal of 24,668 signatures that we, the fans have collected. The largest and oldest "Oldies" radio station in Southern California has collected 9,539 Signatures, for a combined total of 34,207 signatures.
It all helps the guys get in...
PLEASE DON'T SIGN BOTH!
Among the "notables"
to have signed this petition are:
Bob Hegyes ("Juan Epstein" of "Welcome
Back, Kotter"), Kathy Garver ("Cissy" of the ORIGINAL "Family Affair"),
Amy Linker ("Lauren Hutchinson" of "Square Pegs")
and most recently,
GORE RIFKIND (the man who was the attorney for Conrad Hilton AND Howard Hughes).
Special Thanks to Mark
Smigel, Signature #24,000 !
CLICK ON THE
LINK, AND SUPPORT THEM BY SIGNING IT, IF YOU ARE SO MOVED. IT
IS A SECURE SITE.
THE STATS AS OF AUGUST 22, 2009 HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME, WHILE WE CONTINUE
TO GATHER SIGNATURES TOWARD OUR GOAL OF 100,000 !
Sandy Jacobson, Creator & Producer
Co-Author of The Monkees Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Petition