The Graduate (1967)
Director: Mike Nichols
On this day in music history: April 22, 1968 - “The Birds, The Bees, & The Monkees”, the fifth album by The Monkees is released. Produced by The Monkees and Chip Douglas, it is recorded at RCA Studios, Gold Star Studios and United/Western Studios in Hollywood, CA from Late 1967 - Early 1968. The bands’ fifth release will see them beginning to go their separate ways with each producing their own tracks with studio musicians, rather than working as a unit as on the previous two albums. The album will also be the last from The Monkees to be issued with separate mono and stereo mixes, with the former containing unique mixes and being pressed in such small quantities that they will become collector’s items. It will spin off two singles including “Daydream Believer” (#1 Pop) and “Valleri” (#3 Pop). In February of 2010, Rhino Handmade will release a 3 CD box set of the album featuring the original mono and stereo mixes, demos, outtakes and a booklet annotated by Monkees historian Andrew Sandoval. “The Birds, The Bees, & The Monkees” will peak at number three on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
no one will ever understand the deep fucking connection I have with this film
For real though
John Hughes was the king of cinema for generations of teenagers.
Such an important film. There hasn’t been a coming-of-age film like it since. Truly. It’s a lost genre. Also an incredible soundtrack full of great music from its era.