Monkee speak truth! -- Lennon wasn't paranoid! -- Turns out you've got lots of this dude's work in your collection in case you haven't noticed...

10/24/1966 (52 years ago today) - Newsweek magazine conducts an interview with The Monkees -- When asked how their music is created, Davy Jones tells them "This isn't a rock and roll group. This is an act." And, well, there you have it...

10/24/1973 (45 years ago today) - At the time, some of us thought he was really starting to lose it: On this date, John Lennon begins his litigation against the United States government, most notable was the accusation that his home telephone was being tappedTurns out he was right! And, well, there you have it...

10/24/2002 (16 years ago today) - From the "Remembering Those Who Also Served" Dept.: Record producer Tom Dowd passed away due to complications from emphysema; he was 77 years old. Tom was behind the control board on what can best be described as a definitive "who's who" of recordings that encompassed rock, jazz, blues, pop and soul -- Starting in the 1940's and continuing well into the 21st century, Mr. Dowd worked as both engineer and producer for {take a long, deep breath here, because the list is jaw-droppingly insane!} Aretha Franklin, Derek & The Dominoes, Rod Stewart, Willie Nelson, The Allman Brothers, John Coltrane, Sonny & Cher, Eagles, Charlie Mingus, Chicago, Herbie Mann, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dusty Springfield, The J. Geils Band, Meat Loaf, Ray Charles, Joe Bonamassa, The Spinners, The Rascals, Otis Redding, Diana Ross, Buffalo Springfield, The Drifters, Cream, Booker T & The MG's, Kenny Loggins, The Four Seasons and, somewhat astonishingly, actually many, many more. Now, there you really have it!!!

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