The Monks were a group of 5 American GIs stationed in Germany in the mid-1960's. They began as The 5 Torquays and evolved into The Monks. Their lone album, Black Monk Time, is in my opinion one of the best of the 1960's. Below this post is nearly everything Monks that there is to be found. I do not have the live album "Let's Start A Beat!" so I would greatly appreciate it if anyone out there has that album available to share please post a link here.