…and it is in my humble opinion it was November 12th 1966 that Monkee-mania started to take root in America. I find this amazing that in any given year you can expect to have anywhere from 15 to 18 different number one album’s except for 1967. In 1967 there were only 8 albums that topped the Billboard top 200 album chart and 4 of those were Monkee albums. Two of them The Monkees debut album and More of the Monkees were number 1 for 29 straight weeks “More of the Monkees for 23 of those weeks, But consider this, the Monkees debut album began its run at the top of the charts on November 12 1966 and stayed number one until Feb 11th of 1967. That’s when their More of the Monkees topped the album chart and it stayed number one until June 10th of 1967. So for 33 consecutive weeks the Monkees had the number 1 album on the Billboard top 200 album chart with their first two albums. But they weren’t done yet. Their album Headquarters spent 1 week at the top while their Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd ended 1967 on top for 5 straight weeks. What other albums came out in 1967 that are considered classics today but didn’t top the chart? How about The doors debut album with Light My fire on it and the People are Strange album. Both were released in 1967 as was Jimi Hendrix debut album Are You Experienced. The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour album that did top the chart but in January of 1968 ending the Monkees phenomenal run. Other albums released in 1967 considered classics today but didn’t top the chart include The Jefferson Airplanes album Surrealistic Pillow with Somebody to Love and White Rabbit on it. Then there was Cream’s Disraeli Gears album with the song Sunshine of Your Love on it was also released in 1967 but failing to reach number one. 1967 may have been the Summer of Love but a lot of that love was for the Monkees.