Micky Dolenz wants to know what happened. The last surviving member of the 1960s made-for-TV band The Monkees sued the FBI on Tuesday, August 30.
He asked the agency to give him all the unredacted documents about the band that were collected during their swinging heyday.
In 2011, the agency released a heavily redacted version of their file on the band, which was mistakenly called "The Monkeys" on the title page. According to
the lawsuit, Dolenz filed a Freedom of Information Act request on June 14 of this year to get the full story. Dolenz's lawyer, Mark S. Said, sued the FBI on
Dolenz's behalf to get access to the whole file after the FBI did not respond quickly to Dolenz's request. "This lawsuit is meant to get any records that the FBI
Paul sorvino, an imposing actor whose roles ranged from the mob boss in "Goodfellas" to an early stint on the long-running cop drama "Law & Order,"
Information Act] request," the letter says. The band was in a musical sitcom of the same name from 1966 to 1968. Their hit singles "Pleasant Valley Sunday,"
"Daydream Believer," and "Last Train to Clarksville" helped them sell over 75 million records worldwide.
The lawsuit says that Dolenz, who is 77, and the three Monkees members who have died (singer/guitarist Michael Nesmith, bassist/singer Peter Tork, and
but not limited to, John Winston Lennon (and the other three Beatles) and Jimi Hendrix."