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The Monkees' Mickey Dolenz is suing the FBI over a surveillance case.

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The last surviving member of the legendary 1960s-era band is suing the FBI for a file indicating that the agency was spying on them.

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The FBI was looking into the band for allegedly distributing anti-Vietnam propaganda at their shows.

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According to an FBI source who attended a performance, "...subliminal messages were projected on the screen during the event 

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which... represented left-wing inventions of a political character..." 

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Mark Zaid, Dolenz's lawyer, is well-known for representing the whistleblower during former President Donald Trump's Ukraine crisis. 

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He is a major admirer of the Monkees, which sparked his interest in this case.

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"Some informant, probably an FBI agent who wanted to take their kid to The Monkees concert, went to The Monkees show in, I think, San Francisco, 

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and filed a report back to the FBI about the anti-war protest movement. Why was the FBI surveilling The Monkees,  

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whether the individual members or the band, what does it say? And what does it say, larger, about the activities of the FBI during the 1960s," Zaid remarked.  

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In 1967, the group had four No. 1 albums, a milestone that no other band has achieved to this day.