Can you tell the difference between the Monkees and the Beatles?

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The Beatles and the Monkees were the two pop juggernauts of the 1960s. Both bands repeatedly topped the charts. Both quartets sold millions and millions of records, not to mention lunch boxes. The two obviously have a lot in common — beyond melodies, shaggy haircuts and black boots. Their album artwork looked pretty similar, too.

Think you can tell the difference between the two?

We snatched bits and clips from the record sleeves. You guess whether you're looking at the Beatles or the Monkees. Good luck!
  1. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  2. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  3. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  4. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  5. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  6. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  7. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  8. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  9. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  10. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  11. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  12. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  13. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  14. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  15. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  16. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  17. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  18. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  19. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  20. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  21. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?
  22. Is this the Beatles or the Monkees?

Can you tell the difference between the Monkees and the Beatles?

Your Result...

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66 Comments

greenhornet66 3 days ago
21 out of 22. i guessed number 21 being the Beatles when it was the Monkees in the pool.
Sarahclops 10 months ago
They both may have the same haircut but they are all different from each other.
BCBS 50 months ago
22 out of 22! I know my Monkees!! :)
EllisClevenger 62 months ago
You got 18 out of 22
Hey, hey, we can't fool you. You've probably seen both Help! and Head.
Missed #9, #12, #15, and #20.
I consider this a good score.
Disliked both groups. Although the Beatles did have a few good songs.
DiscoDave 62 months ago
Missed #6 and #16 - 20 /22. Much better than my last quiz
Edward 62 months ago
Considering that I think both "groups'" smell to high heaven, I only missed 3.
Some H.D. guessing.
CouchPotato19 Edward 62 months ago
Oh, my. Sounds like we could have a Lawrence Welk fan, here.
Snickers Edward 33 months ago
My guess is you weren't born in the 70's when these groups were on top of the charts.
rickyrose Snickers 22 months ago
nope. the 60's
MrBill 62 months ago
18/22; not too bad considering I do not pay much attention to album covers.
Greg 62 months ago
19/22 IMO The Monkees should be in the RR Hall of Fame they could've take the easy way and said were actors go ahead and use studio musicians. They could've lip synced on tour. But no they put in the work to be musicians. When the Beatles were making self indulging circus music on Sgt Pepper the Monkees were making songs like last train to Clarksville. Clarksville was the departure point for Vietnam "I don't know if I'm ever coming home" Pleasant Valley Sunday was a scathing indictment of suburban banality.
rickyrose Greg 22 months ago
wrong. the monkeys did NOT write their own songs. The Beatles wrote every song they played. The Monkees were a one hit wonder or two. Period. And they DID lip sync and they didn't play the instruments. They faked it.
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