The Monkees were investigated by the FBI regarding alleged anti-Vietnam War activities in 1967 related to a concert during which they flashed pictures and messages protesting the conflict, according to the complaint filed by Dolenz.
Dolenz and his late associates Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones and Peter Turck were also investigated over another matter that was redacted, according to the complaint.
Part of the FBI file on the band was released to the public just over a decade ago, but Dolenz, now 77, wants to see the case file in its entirety.
According to Dolenz’s complaint, a Freedom of Information Act request he submitted in June failed to get a response from the FBI.
The suit states that “this lawsuit is designed to obtain any records created and/or possessed by the FBI on the Monkees as well as its individual members.” “Mr. Dollins has exhausted all necessary administrative remedies in respect of him [Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act] Request.”
CNN has reached out to the FBI and the Department of Justice for comment.
CNN’s Holmes-Lybrand contributed to this story.
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