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‘The Monkees’: Peter Tork Opens Up About His Fight with Davy Jones: ‘The Little Sucker Hit Me First’

The myth of The Monkees as a happy quartet was shattered with the release of the 2000 film Daydream Believers. The movie depicted Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith, and Micky Dolenz’s fight to be taken seriously as musicians and their personal experiences with one another. However, a little-known altercation between Peter and Davy shocked fans, leading Peter to admit, “the little sucker hit me first.”

Davy Jones and Peter Tork pictured in 1987 | Ian Charles Cugley/Fairfax Media via Getty Images

What was ‘Daydream Believers’ about?

Daydream Believers: The Monkees Story brought the tale of the made-for-TV band full circle. The film spans the complete cycle of the band, from the television cattle-call casting sessions, through their breakup, which is precipitated by a couple of the band members taking themselves too seriously.



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