The last Monkee who is still alive is suing the FBI because he thinks the agency has a "secret dossier" on him and his other former bandmates.
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Micky Dolenz, 77, was the lead singer of a popular British-American band in the 1960s. He filed the lawsuit through his lawyer, Mark Zaid, a freedom
of information expert and music fan who told Rolling Stone magazine that it would be "fun." Zaid said he met Dolenz through mutual friends.
Dolenz's band had hits like "I'm A Believer," "Last Train to Clarksville," and "Daydream Believer."
According to Rolling Stone, Zaid said he told Dolenz "it might be fun to see if the FBI had a file on him or his former bandmates." Soon after, Zaid
found out that such a file did exist and that a heavily edited seven-page section was made public in 2011.
Vaid said, "That just made it clear to me that there was something here." "It's not just going fishing. "Even though we are still fishing, we know there are fish in the water."
"The Monkeys" is misspelt on the cover of the FBI file on the agency's website. The documents don't say much about why federal agents were interested in the band,
except that it was during the Vietnam War and the government was sensitive to criticism from famous Hollywood actors and pop musicians.