What you need to know about The Monkees FBI file

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The Monkees drummer, Micky Dolenz, is suing the FBI for secret files on the band. 

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Dolenz claims that he has a right to know what the FBI is up to, and he is also seeking financial compensation.

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In a lawsuit filed on Monday, the last surviving member of The Monkees, Micky Dolenz, is suing the Department of Justice to retrieve records the FBI kept on the band during the 1960s. 

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Dolenz claims that he has a right to know what the FBI was up to, and he is also seeking financial compensation.

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This isn't the first time Dolenz has tried to get his hands on the FBI's files on The Monkees.

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In 2009, he made a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), but the FBI refused to release any information, claiming that the files were too heavily redacted to be released. 

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Now Dolenz is taking legal action in order to get those records unsealed.

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In a statement, Dolenz said, "It's been 50 years since The Monkees came on the scene, and I've been trying for years to get access to these FBI files. 

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I want to finally see what they have on us. It's time for transparency."

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The Monkees, which had four No. 1 albums and a hit sitcom in the 1960s, were investigated by the FBI for alleged anti-Vietnam war activities in 1967. 

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The band has long claimed that they were unfairly targeted by the government, and Dolenz is now trying to get to the bottom of it.

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