The Monkees - A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

Don Kirshner died today.

Music fans today may not know who he was, but the boy band Svengali stereotype wouldn’t have come to pass without him.

Kirshner was responsible for putting together such 60s bubblegum bands as The Monkees and The Archies

Music snobs who hate the corporate machine (and I suppose I’m one of them) might think that this made him part of the problem. And yes, I guess he was.

But I love The Monkees.