At the beginning of November 1966, The Monkees had a new television show and a number one hit. “The Last Train To Clarksville” spent one week at the top of the charts.
By the end of the year, The Monkees were stars and their commercial popularity rivaled that of the Beatles. They also had a new number one hit. “I’m A Believer” reached the top of the charts, December 31, 1966, and remained there for seven weeks.
There was still controversy about their involvement in the creation of the music and remains so to this day. Still, they produced one of the biggest hits of the decade.