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From: Brad Waddell

Welcome to the Monkees.Net Alert Newsletter!

Here is update on our special offer on Monkees Merchandise – this is your
last chance, and items are running out as we speak!

We’ve had a lot of requests – 🙂 – and we’re happy to do this favor for
the largest Monkees group on the planet – we really appreciate your support
for the Monkees-Alert list and the Monkees.Net web page!

If you missed The Monkees on tour in your area, or they did not come near
you, or you saw a show before they started selling the new Live Monkees 2001
CD, or if your dog ate your T-Shirt – you are in luck! We are going to one
of the last USA shows in Texas and are offering to pickup Monkees
merchandise for any list member who needs it!

OK – here is how it works. There is a flat shipping and handling charge of
$6 for any number of items you want if you live in the USA or Canada. If you
live anywhere else, the charge is $10.

Here are the items we expect will still be available – if any item is not
available, we will send you a refund for any items not included. I am also
assuming these prices will be correct, but some venues have added a
percentage to these prices, and if they do, I will let you know.

Some items, I have been informed by the merchandise person, have already
sold out. If you have previously ordered a sold-out item, you will get a
check in the mail from me along with any items we obtained for you.

Short sleeve t-shirt $30 (large only)
*sold out* Long sleeve t-shirt $45 (large only)
Group photo 8×10 inches $5
*sold out* Group photo magnet $5
Tour book $15
Monkees Live in Las Vegas 2001 CD $20
*sold out* Stuffed monkey wearing small Monkees T-shirt $20

OK, there are 2 ways that I will accept payment.

The preferred method is Paypal – a totally free service that allows you to
pay me instantly from a credit card or from your bank checking account via
the Internet. It is totally safe and used by 8 million people, and works in
many countries worldwide. Detail the items you want in the message box in
Paypal, add up the total amount and send it to my e-mail address: – this link will work to sign you up for this free

The other way is via Money Order in the mail, because of the time
constraints, we cannot wait for personal checks to clear. If you prefer
money order – send it to:

Brad Waddell
581 W. 4th St. #99
Benson AZ 85602-6501

Deadline: This is important – if your payment does not arrive by September
4, you will not be able to obtain your items. So you must mail immediately,
but as I said, Paypal is preferred because it arrives immediately and cannot
be lost in the mail. Thanks again for your support!

Update: If you have sent money to me via paypal and have *not* received an
e-mail from me confirming your payment, please let me know. Also, if you
have sent me a money order and did not include an e-mail address in the mail
to me, please let me know what it is in case I have a problem with your
order. Thanks!



Just found this exciting new product! You can purchase the Monkees official
UK tour poster (as well as other rock posters) at this web address:

The interesting thing is, this item may be a collectors item and may not be
available for long since it features the three Monkees, when in fact, only
2 will appear – you may want to quickly order this item before it is
changed or removed because of this. Thanks!



Monkee Business Fanzine Monkees News Update
updated August 29, 2001

The Monkees (Micky, Davy & Peter) are winding up their
2001 summer reunion tour:

August 30 (rescheduled from August 25), San Diego Civic
Center Auditorium, San Diego, CA, 619-570-1100
August 31 (rescheduled from August 24), Sun Theatre,
Anaheim, CA, 714-712-2700 or tickets at
September 7, Redmond Recreation Complex, Bensenville, IL,
September 8, Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie, TX, part of KLUV
radio’s Oldies Festival. Listen to KLUV 98.7 FM in
Dallas to find out where you can get your FREE
tickets to the Oldies Fesitval, or check their website If you want to attend the concert
but don’t live in the area (and won’t be around for
any of the ticket giveaways), you can send a long
SASE with a note stating how many tickets you
are requesting to: KLUV, 4131 N. Central Expressway,
Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75204. Also appearing at the
Oldies Festival are B.J. Thomas and Mary Wilson of
the Supremes.

September 8 is Peter Tork’s last date on the tour. After that
date, Micky and Davy will play the following shows:

September 15, Franklin Field, Philadelphia, PA, the Monkees
will do a 30-45 minute set at a Temple Owls football
game at Franklin Field. The game is at noon, and
tickets are available NOW via Ticketmaster. You
won’t find it listed under “Monkees”—it’s listed
as “Temple Owls vs. Connecticut Huskies”. Before
you buy your tickets, you should know that the
stage will face the South Side of the stadium. Those
seated on the North Side or in the endzone will be
allowed to move to the second level of the South
Side for the concert. Tickets range from $20 for
premium 50-yard-line reserved seating down to $5
general admission endzone seating. No one will be
allowed on the field during the performance. (The
first 2500 kids 14 and under receive the Hooter The
Owl mascot bobbing-head figure!)
Oct. 20, Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, SCOTLAND
Oct. 22, Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, ENGLAND
Oct. 23, Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, ENGLAND
Oct. 24, Telewest Arena, Newcastle, ENGLAND
Oct. 25, NEC, Birmingham, ENGLAND
Oct. 26, Wembley Arena, London, ENGLAND

Natural, the Monkees’ tourmates through most of the spring and
summer dates, have left the tour as of the end of July. You can
keep up with their endeavors via their website,
Look for the July 2001 issue of “Pop Star!” magazine, which
features Natural and includes a full-page article on Natural’s
experiences on the Monkees tour.

Micky has several irons in the fire this year professionally—he directed a
movie in January and will be directing a pilot for the Disney Channel
later this year—but he still finds time to tour with the Monkees and
in his own solo rock’n’roll show of Monkees hits and rock classics, backed
by his band and his sister Coco on vocals:
Nov. 21-28, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, sailing Nov. 18 and Nov. 25
Jan. 13-20, Costa Victoria cruise ship, sailing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL,
with Peter Noone and Paul Revere & The Raiders

Peter and James Lee Stanley will perform in Winston-Salem, NC, on
September 9, at Brew Ha-Ha’s. Tickets can be purchased at

Peter appears as the Band Manager in the short film “Mixed Signals”,
which had its debut screening at the Palm Springs International
Short Film Festival, Palm Springs, CA, on August 11. “Mixed
Signals” is expected to be shown at additional short film
festivals in the future.

Michael Nesmith is working on a new album, “Rays”, due out in 2002,
his movie, “Fried Pies”, a second novel, The America Gene, and he
has moved his company Videoranch to Monterey, California.
Anchor Bay Entertainment is releasing some of Nez’s films on DVD for the
first time—“Tapeheads” and his concert video “Live at the Britt” are already
available, and “Timerider” is expected in 2002.
Nez’s company Videoranch has reissued his “Live at the Palais” concert album
on CD, complete with bonus tracks.
Check out for details and updates.

Rhino Video has pencilled in a release date for a DVD box set of all 58
Monkees episodes for May 2002.
Rhino Handmade’s newest project, released May 9 by mail order only, is a
collection of live concert recordings from the Monkees’ 1967 tour—
check it out now at
Last year, Rhino Handmade released a 3-CD set, “Headquarters
Sessions”, chronicling the making of the Monkees’ album “Headquarters”.
The compilation makes use of unreleased demos, backing tracks, studio chatter,
song fragments, and early versions of tracks.
On Feb. 13, 2001, Rhino retired the “Listen To The Band” Monkees 4-CD
boxed set and replaced it with “The Monkees Music Box”, an updated 4-CD
set which includes some unreleased alternate versions of Monkees
tunes from tapes which have surfaced since the release of the previous box
set. See for a detailed track listing.

Maggie McManus (
2770 South Broad Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08610-3622
Four issues per year, $14 per year.
Make check/money order payable to Maggie McManus.

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From: Aaron Handy III

Just this afternoon, a wonderful message was posted in my Monkees Film & TV
Vault Guest Book:

> Look for The Monkees to come to TVLand in the
> weekends in October, Fandemonium Marathons will stop
> after the first week of October, as regular weekends
> come back in mid-October, Monkees will be one of the
> shows airing!

Isn’t that wild?! I’ve just updated the front of my site with this news!!
Fire up your VCRs, kids! (And pray that TVLand will air each and every
episode in 1 piece!)


Aaron Handy III
The Monkees Film & TV Vault
The Aaron Handy III TV Web Shrine


From: “John Jorgenson”

Hi Brad-
I have had a last minute change in plans for the tour-the Nottingham
show on the 13th has been replaced by a show at the 100 Club on Oxford St
in London. Can you let your people know about that? We are trying to help
the venue out and make sure to get some people down there for the show,as
the 100 Club is going out of their way to help us fill in that night with a

Many thanks-John Jorgenson


From: Schizofrantic

This hasn’t been made exactly clear on the list, but it seems there are two
different Monkeemobile models. Last week, someone described the model in a
catalog as a 1:36 scale and manufactured by a UK company called Corgi. Based
on another tip from the list, I went to Walmart and bought the Monkeemobile
(the only one there) for $9.84. Mine was made by Ertl, which located in
Iowa. It’s plastic, scaled 1:25, and has a completely different model
number. Ertl’s website ( didn’t clear up any of my confusion,
but I guess this means that two Monkeemobiles have been released this year,
which is kinda neat. Perhaps the Monkees’ reunion has spurred the companies’
interest in putting out new Monkees merchandise.

Thank you,


From: “Teresa Gibson”

I just found out some information about the September 8 concert at Lone Star
Park, so anyone who is coming from out of town may need to know these

First of all, parking costs $7.00. You are not allowed to bring in food or
drink, so leave the coolers at home. There are lots of concession stands
throughout the park.

Also, the tickets are free, and that is general admission to sit wherever
you can lay your blanket or set up your chair. However, there are a limited
number of reserved seats available. For $20 per person, you can sit in a
tent at the left side of the stage (non-smoking) and receive a taco buffet
dinner from 5-8p.m. For $7, you can reserve a box seat. The boxes
accommodate 4–6 people, so if you buy one box seat, you may have to share
the box with other people. Some boxes are non-smoking and some are smoking.
The boxes are air-conditioned and have a remote tv monitor to see the
concert. For $5, there is counter seating available. It’s just a seat near
the track, but it is not air-conditioned and there is no monitor. If you
are interested in reserving seating, call Lone Star Park at 1-800-795-7223
between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Teresa Gibson


From: “Graham Morgan”

After reading that a reissue of the Corgi classic Monkeemobile is likely, I
rang Corgi today in England (Southampton) and they assured me that the
Monkeemobile is to be released in mid September for the UK domestic market
as well as the US (UK retail price #9.99). So their advice is to put your
order in at your local model shop now, or mail order it direct from Corgi!
The mail order pnone number is +44 23 8024 8844 but they will not have it
listed as a mail order item until its release.
Check out the Corgi website []
I and my family are deeply upset that Peter Tork cannot make the UK leg of
the tour. We do hope he might change his mind!
Just as upsetting is the fact that ‘Trouble’ channel on the UK Sky satelite
platform have abruptly cut short (half way through) its 3rd run of showing
the entire 58 episodes.
I hope that either Trouble or another channel decides to start showing them
again as a build up to the UK tour.
Graham Morgan


From: “Steven Bradley”

from the Manchester (England) Evening News, Wednesday August 29th 2001
from ‘The Diary’ page;


Grovelling apologies from the management team representing sixties band the
Monkees on their forthcoming UK tour. Following the Diary’s revelations that
guitarist Peter Tork would not be joining band mates for the British dates,
a spokeswoman assured disappointed fans; “If anyone wants their money back,
that’s not a problem”

Alas, following contact from an irate promoter this kindly offer has been
hastily withdrawn. The same, rather humbled, spokeswoman now informs me; “I
apologise profusely for the mistake. Unfortunately, there will be no

(the article goes on to say that David Cassidy has cancelled all of his UK
tour dates after a dispute with his promoter. the article is illustrated
with a small, recent pic of peter tork. i appreciate that most fans going to
the UK concerts won’t want a refund and will happily see just DJ and MD, but
thought i’d share the news with monkees fans)


From: Tjoneshtmfc

Hi Brad;
I am hoping you can help out by posting this on your list. Recently, I
learned that Sue Goettl, president of “Dolenz Dreamy Delights” fan club,
passed away on Aug.1st. Sue was a dear friend of mine, and I am working on a
memorial book to send to her Mom, to let her know that Sue meant so much to
so many of us. I am having trouble trying to locate all her friends and
members, as Sue never really mentioned them all to me. If you could post this
email, I would hope to find more of them. I would like everyone who knew Sue
to send me their condolence messages. I will then place them in the book and
send to Sue’s Mom the end of September.
If you can help, it is greatly appreciated.
Teresa Jones
President-“Head of The Monkees” fan club


From: Tjoneshtmfc

Hi Brad;
I just got the word in that, yes it is true the shows for both Anaheim and
San Diego have been cancelled, it is due to Micky having Laryngitis. He is
resting but has no voice. Hopefully, it will be back in no time!

Teresa Jones-President
Head of The Monkees Fan Club


From: “Kelly Lidji”

I thought, since I am sitting here brokenhearted over Peter leaving the
tour, I would write about the 1st Monkee show I saw this year.
Back in March, the Monkees played at The 9:30 Club in DC. There was general
admission and the doors opened around 7:00. Nicki (my partner in crime) and
I arrived at the doors at noon. We were armed with chairs and snacks ready
to spend the day. Two other girls, Lyndsay and Megan, arrived just about
when we did. So we had some company. It was about 3 hours before anyone
else arrived in the line, but, the early bird gets the Monkee! All the tour
buses were already there and we did get to see Natural (we didn’t know who
they were at the time) and Mickey came out and said hello. By the time they
opened the doors there were about 500 or so people in the line. What a mad
dash it was. We got right in the front in the middle. Up to this point,
the only Monkee show I had ever been to was at Valley Forge Music center
back in 1996. And there I was all the way in the back) Our view was going
to be amazing. We put all of our things under the stage on a little ledge.
Over a 1 foot drop to the floor. We were standing against a chest high
Once everyone was in we were so pressed up against this railing you couldn’t
get out if you wanted. And if you did, you would never get back in.
The show started and Natural came on. They were really cute and seemed a
little nervous. But they did a good job.
When the Monkees came on Nicki and I couldn’t even cheer. The fact that
they were there together, and right in front of us just took our breath away.
By this point I had been Peters massage therapist for about a year. It was
unreal to see him with them and knowing that this was, in fact, the man I
knew and the group I had loved for 15 years.
(wow, I feel better already)
The show was amazing, It seemed that they were singing just for us. I know
everybody that has been to one of the shows knows this feeling very well.
At one point I reached for my camera and knocked it off down into the crack
between the floor and the stage. The only way I could get it was to have
Nicki and the girls behind us hold my feet while I flung myself over the
railing to reach it. Thank goodness I have really long arms. As the show
neared it’s close we could barely stand up or breathe. They did several
encores and finished with a bang. When they came down the line to shake
hands, Peter said “Hi, Nicki” to her and smiled and said hello to me. They
left the stage and we began to gather ourselves together to leave when the
stage manager came across the stage and handed me 2 backstage passes. Nicki
stood there for, I swear it, 3 whole minutes with her mouth hanging open. I
finally had to grab her and force her to the bathroom to fix ourselves.
We went upstairs to the balcony that was serving as “backstage”. As we
walked up this woman was trying to get past him and he said, “You have to
have a pass”. He looked at me and said, “Now that’s a pass.” and let us
through. We went over and waited to talk to Peter. When he spotted us he
came over and kissed us and talked to us for awhile. Then we got an
autograph from Mickey, who I had never met. He was very sweet. Peter came
up to me again after that and said he wished he could have a massage but
they were leaving very shortly. Oh well. Next time. (And it was).
We were so happy from all this that we drove around DC without paying
attention to where we were going and got lost. We always do this.
All in all, not a bad night.
If anyone wants to see any photos of the 3 shows I went to this year or cry
over the loss of Peter, write me at


From: “Bruce John”

Bakersfield Concert

Dear Brad,
Our family became big Monkees fans when we were able to purchase the
boxset of all 58 Monkee episodes at our local video store. We
loved the show and purchased all the Monkees CDs. A big thrill was to attend
the Monkees concert in Bakersfield this summer. The boys were talented,
funny, and have a personality blend that I have never seen in a group
before. I loved their banter between songs, and all of their singing was
top form. Micky had us in stiches one minutes and gave us chills the next
minute with “Since I fell for you”, and we thought Peter sang and played
better than we had ever heard him. Davy won the hearts of the crowd right
away. We have been saddened to hear that Peter may be leaving the group. I
can’t imagine how the Monkees can go on without him, the show is perfect as
it is now, the band is top notch and the guys are working better together
than they ever have. The thing that made the Monkees special was their
longivity and how they have stuck together when things were hard the last 35
years. We were really looking forward to seeing them again next year as
often as we could, so I certainly hope Peter changes his mind. But for now,
I just want to say thank you to the three guys and their band for a
wonderful experience at Bakersfield.


From: “Blondie”

Hi Brad! I went to the Atlantic City concert in June. I just have one thing
to say….IT WAS ASWESOME! If you have not seen the Monkees live yet, make
sure you do! I am a second generaion fan. I’m only 14. I have always liked
the Monkees, but after seeing them live, I just fell in love with them. I can
only remember a litte bit of their shows from Nick at Nite. I have always had
a crush on Davy as well. Unfortunatley, I wasn’t as lucky enough to meet any
of them. Not yet at least. I really want to meet them, espeically Davy. I
have been reading stories about people meeting Micky or Davy in a bar after
one of their concerts….boy I wish that was me! Micky was so funnny! And I
loved it when Peter did his little Bach number on the organ! And when Davy
sang “Girl”, it made me feel like Marcia!! I never thought I would get to
actually see them! I can’t wait until I finally meet them!!! Thanks for
giving me a great time guys….you’re all teriffic!!!! You’ll always have a
place in my heart!!!

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