Zor and Zam

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"Zor and Zam"
Song by The Monkees
from the album The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees
Released1968 (1968)
Songwriter(s)Bill and John Chadwick

"Zor and Zam" is a song written by Bill and John Chadwick and recorded by The Monkees for their 1968 album The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees. It was also featured in the final episode of season 2 of the band's popular television series, entitled "The Frodis Caper". The song involves the preparations for a war between two monarchs of rival kingdoms; however, when it comes time to fight, no one shows up and the war never happens.[1]

The song appeared in a markedly different mix on the television show than it did on The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees.


  • Micky Dolenz - Lead Vocal, Percussion
  • Davy Jones and Mike Nesmith - Backing Vocals
  • Keith Allison and Bill Chadwick - Guitars
  • Michael Melvoin - Piano
  • Chip Douglas, Richard Dey and Max Bennett - Bass
  • Eddie Hoh - Drums
  • Hal Blaine, Henry Diltz, Milt Holland and Stanley Levey - Additional Drums and percussion
  • Additional Personnel on horns, strings, etc.
  • Shorty Rogers - Arrangement


  1. ^ James E. Perone (2001). Songs of the Vietnam Conflict. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 53.

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