Have you heard the totally hip 60s hit I’m Not Your Steppin’ Stone? It transports us to an imaginary cool scene with mini skirts, Afghan coats, and dancers doing the Watusi. It’s the best! If you know the song, you’ve probably heard the version by The Monkees. But did they write it? Let’s find out!
The songwriting duo initially wrote Steppin’ Stone for marketing to popular garage bands of the time. Coined in the mid-60s, the term garage music was a literal reference to bands who played and recorded in their garage.