The North East Film Archive is one of a network of regional film archives established to collect, preserve and show film made in, or about the North East of England. Our collections are non-fiction, and date from the early 1900s to the present day, providing a rich record of life in the region over the 20th century. Many of our films are available to watch, free of charge, on our website.
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15 February 1967: Interview with Davy Jones
Sixties pop idol Davy Jones, singer with American boy band The Monkees, talks about career success and his call-up to the US army.
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Tyne Tees TV interviews British teen idol Davy Jones, former jockey, actor and frontman of goofy sixties American pop group The Monkees, who John Lennon once called the “Marx Brothers of rock”. They are in London to promote their smash hit single ‘I’m A Believer’ on Top of the Pops. Dubbed the ‘Prefab Four’, the Monkees owed their staggering success to the NBC TV series created around an imaginary band who wanted to be The Beatles, hugely popular both sides of the Atlantic.
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