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First there was Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, a game which could connect Kevin Bacon to any actor in 6 degrees or less. Well, now I've gone a step further and created a spectacular replica known as "THE 6 DEGREES OF SEPARATION; The Monkees". Since The Monkees was a TV show AND a band, I can connect them not only to any actor out there in 6 steps or less, but to any singer or band in 6 STEPS OR LESS! Even though they were only a band for a short while in the 60s, their collaborations with other artists and actors has made it possible to link them with ANYONE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. Well, pretty much. So if you want to try and stump me (and you probably will) email me at monkeesoasis@yahoo.com and ask me to connect the Monkees to any actor or musician in 6 steps or less, and see if I can do it! Anyway, here are some I did on my own so ya'll would know what i'm talking about.

Rules: I can connect the Monkees with any actor or musician by using the band as a whole, or individual members. I can also link through people who appeared on Monkee episodes, in their movies or TV specials, as well as musicians who appeared on their albums, or toured with them, or collaborated with them in some shape or form!
Note: The names in BOLD are the DEGREES of Separation.


Connecting the Monkees musically


The Monkees -----> Lil Kim (6 degrees)

Peter Tork >> played banjo on "Wonderwall" by George Harrison who played with Eric Clapton on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". Eric Clapton was in The Yardbirds with Chris Dreja who was also in the Yardbirds (later, of course) with Jimmy Page. Jimmy Page appeared on "Come With Me" with Puff Daddy who collaborated with Lil Kim on "It's All About the Benjamins".


The Monkees -----> Nirvana (5 degrees)

The Monkees >> played with Laurence Juber on their album "Pool It!" who played with Belinda Carlisle on her first solo album. Belinda Carlisle was once a member of the band "The Germs" with Pat Smear who was in the Foo Fighters with Dave Grohl. Dave Grohl was in the band Nirvana.


The Monkees -----> Jimi Hendrix (there are two different ways to connect them...i'll show you both)

1. The Monkees >> toured in 1967 with the Jimi Hendrix Experience as their opening act. (1 degree)
2. Peter Tork >> played with Buddy Miles on the Monkees' song "Lady's Baby". Buddy Miles played with Jimi Hendrix in the "Band of Gypsies". (2 degrees)


The Monkees -----> Jim Croce (as suggested by Chris ) (4 degrees)

The Monkees >> played with Ry Cooder on "As We Go Along" who played mandolin on Gordon Lightfoot's album "Don Quixote" with bass player John Stockfish, who also played bass on the album "Croce" with Jim Croce


The Monkees -----> Tony Orlando (this one was suggested and done by Sara ) (2 degrees)

The Monkees >> worked with Donnie Kirshner on their first couple albums, who also signed up Tony Orlando in 1960.


The Monkees -----> David Cassidy (2 degrees)

The Monkees >> played with Louis Shelton on "More of the Monkees" (he also played on "Valleri"). Louis played guitar on the album "Cherish" by David Cassidy


The Monkees -----> Eminem (as suggested by Meruh (5 degrees)

The Monkees >> played with Buddy Miles on "Lady's Baby" who made the album "Carlos Santana and Buddy Miles LIVE!" with Carlos Santana, who worked with Wyclef Jean on "Supernatural", who has worked with Funkmaster Flex on "Wyclef Presents the Carnival...", who worked with Eminem on "Mix Tape 4: 60 Minutes of Funk.


The Monkees -----> The Strokes (as suggested by Meruh (6 degrees)

The Monkees >> Peter Tork played with Timothy B. Schmidt on "Stranger Things Have Happened. Timothy was in the Eagles with Don Henley, who sang on "Souvenirs" by Dan Fogelberg. Dan appeared on Eric Anderson's album "Stages: The Lost Album which was mastered by Greg Calbi, who worked with The Strokes on their debut album.


The Monkees -----> System of a Down (as suggested by Meruh (4 degrees)

The Monkees >> Played with "Fast" Eddie Hoh on "Pleasant Valley Sunday" who played drums on the album "Sunshine Superman" by Donovan, who's 1996 album "Sutras" was mixed by Sylvia Massey, who engineered the first album by System of a Down


The Monkees -----> Bob Marley (as suggested by Beth (4 degrees)

The Monkees >> Played with Stephen Stills on "Lady's Baby", who appeared on "Crossroads" with Eric Clapton. Peter Tosh also worked on "Crossroads" and appears on "Burnin" by Bob Marley & The Wailers


The Monkees -----> Daniel Ash (Love & Rockets, Bauhaus) (as suggested by Glen (3 degrees)

The Monkees >> Micky Dolenz appears on the album Morning Glory: The Tim Buckley Anthology with producer Paul Rothchild, who also produced Da Capo by Love. Arthur Lee & the band LOVE, produced two albums by Love & Rockets, which featured Daniel Ash


The Monkees -----> Travis (the band) (as suggested by Miriam (5 degrees)

The Monkees >> Played with Neil Diamond on a variety of songs, who was on The Last Waltz with Ron Wood. Ron Wood appeared on Perfect Stranger, an album with Marianne Faithfull, who worked with Producer Nigel Godrich, who produced the last two albums by Travis

Connecting the Monkees to actors


The Monkees -----> Chris Farley (2 degrees)

The Monkees >> appeared in the episode "Mijacogeo" with Rip Taylor who was in the movie "Wayne's World 2" with Chris Farley


The Monkees -----> Tom Green (3 degrees)

The Monkees >> appeared in their movie "HEAD" with Teri Garr who played Sandy in the movie "Tootsie" with Bill Murray who appeared in the movie "Charlie's Angels" with Tom Green


The Monkees -----> David Cassidy (2 degrees)

The Monkees >> appeared in the episode "Monkees At The Movies" with Bobby Sherman who was in a Partridge Family episode with David Cassidy


The Monkees -----> Kevin Bacon (2 degrees)

The Monkees >> appeared in their movie "HEAD" with Jack Nicholson (who also co-wrote it) who appeared in the movie "A Few Good Men" with Kevin Bacon


The Monkees -----> Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen (3 degrees)

The Monkees >> appeared in their movie "HEAD" with Annette Funicello who was in "Back to the Beach" with Lori Laughlin who played Becky on "Full House" with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.


The Monkees -----> Roy Rogers (as suggested by Chris) (3 degrees)

The Monkees >> appeared in the episode "Monkees in a Ghost Town" with Lon Chaney Jr. (he played "Lenny") who was in "Johnny Reno" with Jane Russell who appeared in the film "Son of Paleface" with Roy Rogers.

The Monkees -----> Jason Mewes (aka Jay) (4 degrees)

The Monkees >> appeared in "HEAD" with Jack Nicholson who was in "The Last Tycoon" with Anjelica Huston who appeared in "The Addams Family" with Christina Ricci who starred with Ben Affleck in "200 Cigarettes", who was in "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" with Jason Mewes


The Monkees -----> Jackie Chan (as suggested by Meruh (4 degrees)

The Monkees >> Michael Nesmith produced and made a cameo in "Tapeheads" with Tim Robbins, who appeared in "Top Gun" with Tom Cruise, who was in Jerry Maguire with Lucy Liu, who was in "Shanghai Noon" with Jackie Chan.


The Monkees -----> Elijah Wood (as suggested by Meruh (3 degrees)

The Monkees >> Davy Jones appears in the 2001 documentary "Mayor of Sunset Strip" with Corey Feldman who appeared in "The Goonies" with Sean Astin, who's in "Lord of the Rings" with Elijah Wood.


The Monkees -----> Daniel Radcliffe (aka Harry Potter) (as suggested by Meruh (3 degrees)

The Monkees >> appeared with Jack Nicolson in "HEAD" who's in "Mars Attacks" with Pierce Brosnan, who was in "The Taylor of Panama" with Daniel Radcliffe


The Monkees -----> Jimmy Fallon (as suggested by Beth (4 degrees)

The Monkees >> Davy Jones appeared with Mark Lindsay on "Happening '68", who was in "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band" with Peter Frampton who was in "Almost Famous" with Jimmy Fallon.


The Monkees -----> Christopher Walken (as suggested by Beth (2 degrees)

The Monkees >> Michael Nesmith produced and made a cameo in "Tapeheads" with John Cusak who appeared in "America's Sweethearts" with Christopher Walken


The Monkees -----> Stephen Spielberg (as suggested by Beth (3 degrees)

The Monkees >> Michael Nesmith produced "Square Dance" with Winona Ryder who appeared in "Dracula" with Anthony Hopkins who's in "Amistad", directed by Stephen Spielberg


The Monkees -----> Sammy Davis Jr. (as suggested by Erin (1 degree)

The Monkees >> Davy Jones guested on 'Rowan & Martin's LAUGH-IN' in 1968, which also included Sammy Davis Jr. as a regular castmember.


The Monkees -----> Kelly Macdonald (as suggested by Miriam (4 degrees)

The Monkees >> Appeared in HEAD with Jack Nicholson who was in 'As Good As It Gets" with Cuba Gooding Jr., that appeared in "Pearl Harbor" with Ewen Bremner, that was in "Trainspotting" with Kelly Macdonald.


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