The Monkees are an American pop rock band originally active between 1965 and 1971, with subsequent reunion albums and tours in the decades that followed. They were formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968. The musical acting quartet was composed of Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork and British actor and singer Davy Jones. The band's music was initially supervised by producer Don Kirshner. The Monkees have sold more than 75 million records worldwide and had international hits, including Last Train to Clarksville, Pleasant Valley Sunday, Daydream Believer and I'm a Believer. At their peak in 1967, the band outsold The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined.