September 12, 1966—A landmark day in the life of DJ Izzy. "The Monkees" debuts on NBC. Tonight we celebrate that 50th Anniversary with the four songs heard during the broadcast, plus another hour of Monkees associated tunage. And since we're already there, we finish out the show with more numbers from 1966!

BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE From the Land of the Round Haircut – on the Regally Paternal Side of Things – for The Father of Country Music JIMMIE RODGERS, The Father of Bluegrass Music BILL MONROE, The King of Country Music ROY ACUFF, The Immortal HANK WILLIAMS, Country Legend GEORGE JONES, Hipp