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Davy on Brady tonight! Tork tour date cancelled!

March 27, 2011 by  
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brad

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From: Roseann Flickenger

The Peter Tork and James Lee Stanley Two Man Band concert at the Fulton
Opera House in Lancaster, PA, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001 has
been cancelled by the promoter due to uncontrollable circumstances. The
venue has been trying to reach all ticket holders to inform them of the
cancellation. If you are holding a ticket to the show, and have not
heard from the Fulton, call them at 717-397-7425 for more information.

James and Peter are sorry to miss everyone and said they’ll try to come
back again.

—Zan

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From: Donna

Hi Brad,
The “Getting Davy Jones” episode of “The Brady Bunch” is on TV Land as
part of the Fandemonium weekend tonight @ 10:00 p.m. (eastern)

Donna

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From: David Fishof Organization

Just wanted to give you the latest update! You can put it on your site
that the e-bay auction has ended and the proceeds $1,700 are going to go to
The Make-A-Wish Foundation per the request of The Monkees.

Thanks,
Mary

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From: “Al Bigley”

Thanks to Lee baber for this “clipping!”

Thursday February 01 03:00 PM EST
Monkees Re-Recording Hits For Teen-Pop Svengali

(2/1/01, 3 p.m. ET) – In a case akin to “life equaling art,” the
Monkees–rock ‘n’ roll’s original made-for-TV band–are joining forces with
Lou Pearlman, the Svengali behind teen-pop favorites such as the Backstreet
Boys, ‘N Sync, and the new TV-formed outfit O-Town.

The plan is for Mickey Dolenz, Davy Jones, and Peter Tork to re-record new
versions of hits such as “I’m A Believer,” “Daydream Believer,” and “Last
Train To Clarksville” for release this spring on Pearlman’s Trans
Continental label, according to a post on monkees.net . “>http://monkees.net>.
There’s no word on when the album will be out, but the trio plans to kick
off a tour March 1 in Clearwater, Florida, and wrap on April 4 at the MGM
Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. The Monkees are also considering a summer
amphitheater tour.

— Gary Graff, Detroit

Al “Clip Service” Bigley

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From: Muri

Hey there!

To all South Florida fans, the station Magic 102.7 is giving free Monkee
tickets to the Pompano Beach show March 3rd. Listen up all week.

~Muri~

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From: Roseann Flickenger

The review of “Once Again”, Peter Tork and James Lee Stanley’s new CD,
appeared
in The Washington Times this past Saturday, January 27. You can find the
text of this article at www.washtimes.com/arts and click on “Now Hear
This.” (A copy of that portion of the article is also attached to this
e-mail, courtesy of Jay Votel, the author.)

—Zan

The Washington Times
Saturday, January 27, 2001

PETER TORK and JAMES LEE STANLEY Once Again (Beachwood Recordings)
Ex-Monkee Peter Tork and his musical partner, lifelong buddy James
Lee Stanley, have collaborated on a new CD, which made its national
debut this month at the World Folk Music Association benefit concert at
the Birchmere Music Hall. Mr. Tork was part of a two-day bill that
honored John Stewart, former member of the Kingston Trio, with a
lifetime achievement award.
The connection between Mr. Stewart, Mr. Tork and this CD is one
song, “Daydream Believer,” a Stewart composition that scored a major hit
for the Monkees in the late 1960s. The two shared the stage with some
30 assorted folk artists to sing the song in a rousing encore at the end
of the first night of the Birchmere concert.
A pensive version of the song is perhaps the best track on “Once
Again,” which features three Tork originals and five songs written or
co-written by Mr. Stanley. In addition to “Daydream Believer,” two other
covers appear on the disc — a swell version of Paul Simon’s “One Trick
Pony,” which arguably is the second best tune on the record — and a
Fred Neil song, “Another Side to This Life.”
This is a stripped-down, spare record that features the best this
duo has to offer in its second recording project — good, California
harmonies at times reminiscent of the best studio efforts of Crosby,
Stills and Nash. The two voices and two guitars can be heard on every
track, and there is a little percussion on some of the songs. But the
music sounds very much like the fellows sound live and that’s truly
refreshing and somewhat retro.
Mr. Tork’s composition, “Easy Rider,” opens the disc and it sounds
like a latter-day Monkees effort.
His most appealing song on the disc is “Hi Hi Babe,” a
tongue-in-cheek kiss-off tune. Mr. Tork says in the song that after he
has put all of his lover’s belongings in a box and changed the locks on
the door, when she returns and knocks, he’ll greet her with a cheerful
“Hi, hi, hi, hi, babe, who was it you wanted to see?”
“Easy Rockin'” is probably the best of Mr. Stanley’s songs on the
disc because of its flowing harmony.
Anyone who was, or is, a fan of the Monkees might want to check
out the work Mr. Tork has been up to lately. Those who expect to hear
his comedic, off-key singing, a la “Your Auntie Grizelda,” will be in
for a pleasant surprise. — Jay Votel

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From: Brad Senora

Hi all!

Here’s more Atlantic City news: Ticket Master has posted the wrong
seating chart for The Monkees at the Xanadu Theatre in Atlantic City, on
March 16 & 17. When I called the Taj Mahal Box Office, at (609) 449-5150,
I got this seating chart info: Their Xanadu Theatre has just 1,300 seats
with only 3 Sections: 102 – 103 – 104 with Rows A-M, Left Section 102
seats with higher numbers (8 rows near row A, 18 rows in middle), are
closer to Center Section 103, in Right Section 104, lower numbers are
closer to the Center Section. Tickets are $60- and $40- and went on sale
Saturday at noon thru Ticket Master.

Watch out for early Ticket Master website on-line sales a day or
even days before tickets are “available to the general public”. On the
tour date pages, the Ticket Master website features an extensive Monkees
Biography and a list of sale-priced CDs. Accompanying Ticket Master
concert info is the phrase: “Monkees Final Tour 2001”. Does anyone know
what that means?! Please reply. Thanks for all your news!

Happy Touring,

from Karen Senora

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From: Joy Brown

I was watching on”Headliners and Legends” on MSNBC on the 27th, and there
was a nice size clip of Jack’s involvement w/the movie “Head”. They also
solved the mystery of who the name of his girlfriend was in the ‘kissing’
scene at the beginning of the movie. Her name was Mimi Micheu, an
actress. I thought this was interesting.
Joy Brown

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From: Roseann Flickenger

A *SECOND* show has been added for Peter and James Lee Stanley on the
schedule for the Coffee Gallery/Backstage agenda for
Saturday, Feb. 10. It’s at 10PM, and there are still some seats
available. Here’s the info:

Where: Coffee Gallery/Backstage
2029 N. Lake
Altadena, CA 91001
Phone: 626-398-7917
Cost: $10/person
Website:
http://www.coffeegallery.com/showsat.htm
for more information and directions.

—Zan

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From: LAR

I just wanted to let you know that the concert that will be held at Sam’s
Town in Tunica, MS will not allow anyone under the age of 21 to attend.

I love this alert. It is great!

Thank you,
LAR

(editor: This is a typical problem for casino show. Unfortunately, casinos
are one of the easiest venues to get into with a show like this, because
the casino will take the risk, as long as adults are brought to the show.
If you think they should allow minors, call the venue and complain!)

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From: Estrella Lee

The following article was mentioned on a.m.m.
http://www.vh1.com/thewire/content/news/1438901.jhtml
It has a little more clarification on the live album and a live video.

Estrella
http://members.tripod.com/~s3tar/monkees/

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Monkees Swing Back Into Action on the Road, in Studio
By Teri vanHorn

The Monkees are back in action with their first tour
in five years and a collaboration with a 21st-century
version of themselves.

The ’60s hit-makers will head into a Florida studio
next week to record new versions of their hits
accompanied by up-and-comers Natural, the latest from
boy-band mogul Lou Pearlman, the man who helped
kick-start the careers of ‘N Sync and the Backstreet
Boys.

The super-boy-band is expected to record three songs,
“Daydream Believer,” “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,”
and “Valleri,” Natural’s publicist said. Like the
Monkees, Natural play their own instruments.

The songs will be packaged along with live tracks to
be recorded during the Monkees’ upcoming joint tour
with Natural on an album due later this year via
Pearlman’s EMG label. The tour’s Atlantic City, N.J.,
stops on March 16 and 17 will be filmed for a planned
concert video and DVD.

The Monkees will kick off the five-week trek on March
1 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Fla., with
Natural opening the show. Dates run through a
seven-night stand at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.

Original members Davy Jones (vocals), Peter Tork
(bass), and Mickey Dolenz (drums) are aboard for the
tour and recording sessions; guitarist/songwriter
Michael Nesmith is sitting out.

“We are honored to be working with such legends of pop
history. The Monkees have served as a model and an
inspiration for all our Trans Continental artists,”
Pearlman, who runs the Trans Continental management
company and label, said in a statement.

Rhino will release the four-CD boxed set The Monkees
Music Box on February 13. The set will include some
previously unreleased alternate versions of Monkees
tunes.

The Monkees last reunited for a tour in 1996. The
group members continue to tour solo between reunion
treks.

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Dreamers dream, wishers wish,
but doers make both come true.
–Author Unknown

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From: “Steven Bradley”

Every Saturday, the (London) TImes arts supplement ‘Play’ has a feature
called ‘The Vulture’, that ‘picks over the bones of reissued classics’. Each
week features a CD, a book and a video. The issue for 3 February features
the reissued Mike Nesmith albums ‘And The Hits Just Keep On Comin’ (1972)
and ‘Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash’ (1973). Here is the review…

Reissued by Camden, 2000

News that Michael Nesmith is currently attempting to sort out the world’s
problems by inviting leading intellectuals to appear at his grandly named
Council of Ideas brains trust in New Mexico may perplex former fans of the
Monkees. Back in the Sixties, he played the woolly hatted straight man in
that zany group.

However, those familiar with his Seventies solo work will not be surprised
by his intellectual pursuits. The recently reissued ‘And The Hits Just Keep
On Comin’ was one of the most literate records of the decade, a stark
appraisal of post-Monkees’ fame. In tackling his blighted love life, Nesmith
approached doomed relationships with the philosophical detachment of John
Stuart Mill. This important work was followed by the less cerebral ‘Pretty
Much Your Standard Ranch Stash’, which featured a full country ensemble and
included Nesmith favourites, such as ‘Some of Shelly’s Blues’ and ‘Winonah’.
Currently available as a bargain two-for-one package, these albums attest to
Nesmith’s importance in bridging country, pop and rock…..

Elsewhere in the Times (same day) is an article about current TV series
‘Popstars’. A TV company has auditioned hundreds of young hopefuls to put
together a pop band – sound familiar, Monkees fans? Each programme has seen
unsuccessful applicants jettisoned from the project as they gradually
whittle down to the final 5 for the mixed group. The TV company are under
pressure, though, accused of promoting the first release by ‘Inner-Spin’ in
breach of advertising rules. “We have been monitoring the series, but we
cannot judge what they do until we see what happens, once the band is
formed” said a spokesman. “However, it has to be remembered that products
created by a show’s format are a special case (for avoiding advertising
rules)” he added, “in the Sixties the Monkees did what ‘Popstars’ is doing
now”

from Steve Bradley.

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From: Trey

Hello Everyone,
I see in the Chicago Tribune that tickets are onsale now for the
Merrillville, IN Monkees concert on March 25. I found it surprising
that the concert is at 4pm. It is a Sunday afternoon. The ad had a
picture of all four Monkees from the 60s but where Mike would be
was a big Monkees logo and the words “The final Monkees 2001
tour” so you can only see the touring Monkees.
Trey

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