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Monday, September 12, 1966: 'The Monkees'

     Imagine the Marx Brothers as a long-haired rock and roll group, who make a movie called "A Hard Day's Night" to be shown on the "Hullabaloo" TV series. That, friends, is the briefest way to describe The Monkees!
     Filmed at the pell-mell pace of teenage existence, photographed with some offbeat movie-making techniques, the program stars a group of three Americans and one English boy who never saw each other before the series.
     The plot? The freewheeling description by NBC puts it this way: "The Monkees quartet play dates, but are more often 'at liberty,' where they must conquer such foes as automation, unemployment, longhair music, landlords, rival musicians, strict parents and fickle girlfriends."
     -- Summary from TV Week, September 1966
     -- Image from TV Guide (via http://monkee45s.net/)

* Official website: @
* www.monkeeslivealmanac: @
* www.monkees.net: @
* Album reviews (www.allmusic.com): @
* TV series (www.imdb.com): @
* " 'The Monkees' broke the fourth wall of 1960s TV" (www.avclub.com): @ 


Tuesday, September 6, 1966: 'Star Trek'

The science-fiction series' first televised episode, "The Man Trap," premieres on Canada's CTV, two days before its American debut on NBC.
     -- Image from TV Guide, September 10-16, 1966

* Summary (from Memory Alpha): @
* Summary (from StarTrek.com): @
* Summary (from tor.com): @
* Script (from chakoteya.net): @
* Full episode (from CBS.com): @
* "TV: Spies, Space and the Stagestruck" (from The New York Times, September 16, 1966): @
* "Original 'Star Trek' Reviewers Just Didn't Get It" (from time.com, 2014): @ 


September 1966: 'Turn on, tune in, drop out'

     Though he had used the phrase earlier, Timothy Leary's mantra of enlightenment through psychedelic drugs (especially LSD) and unconventional lifestyles starts to become a well-known phrase in September.
      Above is Leary's definition of the phrase, from the September 20, 1966 edition of The New York Times: @
     Note: "The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs" also lists a usage from the April 15-May 1 edition of The East Village Other newspaper: @


* "Turn On/Tune In/Drop Out" (Berkeley Barb, June 24): @ 

* Leary interview with Playboy magazine: @
* Cover of Datebook magazine: @
* "Leary Seeks LSD Faith, Needs Court Authorization" (Associated Press, September 20): @
* "Dr. Leary's Formula: Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out" (The Village Voice, September 29): @

* "The Politics, Ethics and Meaning of Marijuana" (Leary in The Marijuana Papers," 1966): @
* "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out" (spoken-word album by Leary, 1966): @
* Listen to album: @
* Listen to 1967 version of album: @
* "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out" (1967 film by Jerry Abrams): @
* "Legend of a Mind: Timothy Leary & LSD" (Pop History Dig): @ 

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