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From: Miki

Due to the recent developments with the pope, CNN’s Newsnight with Aaron Brown has pushed the Mickey Dolenz story to a later date.

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Reviews
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From: Firemuppet

Micky took the stage right on time coming out to the Monkees theme song and quickly breaking into “last Train to Clarksville”. He had a full band behind him much like the 2002 tour as a matter of fact there was some familiar faces in the band. Also of note was that his sister Coco was on stage with him playing tambourine and doing back up vocals. He also brought her forward to perform some duets and solo songs. He hit the classics as well as some of his solo work it was a nice mix. He played for a solid hour and also revealed a little Monkee trivia. He performed a song entitled “Too Much Monkee Business” he stated he played this during his audition for The Monkees. After the show both he and Coco came out to sign autographs and meet the fans. Another great performance by Mr. Dolenz.

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From: Katherine

February 25th, I had the pleasure of seeing Micky and Coco perform at the
Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Casino, in CT. Feel free to visit my website for pictures
and a review at www.taralane.com/katherine. This show is linked at the lower
left side of the page under Monkee related events and then under the
subheading of Micky. On the far right, if you are interested you can find Peter Tork’s
latest associated band, Jeff Pitchell and the Texas Floods. Right after the
Micky show, I attended a Jeff Pitchell show in Manchester. The pictures for
that show are not up yet, but, I expect that they will be shortly.

Oh, incase you don’t check out my site, I wanted to share the highlight of my
evening at Mohegan Sun. I got to sing part of Going Down with Micky again!
Thrill of a lifetime for me… Also, I met Donna Dolenz. She is a wonderful
woman!

I’m going to see Peter again this coming weekend in Stanhope, NJ. I hope to
see some of you there for a great show! I hear that they just may be doing
Dress Sexy For Me! One can only hope.

Katherine

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Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2005 07:49:57 -0800
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The all new biography of Michael Nesmith of The Monkees is out, with 75 new photos and 2 new chapters, with details on the 1997 reunion, ABC special and the only known photo of Michael with his father. Buy it online and get free gifts and free shipping!

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Actor-director Micky Dolenz is 60.

MARCH 8, 1945

George Michael Dolenz, Jr. was born to parents George and Janelle
Dolenz in Burbank, CA.

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From: “Torka”

For all who might be interested… I just received an e-mail from Peter
with some new dates for Shoe Suede Blues, as well as additional guest
appearances for Peter with Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood.

The SSB dates have been posted to the band’s site at
www.ShoeSuedeBlues.info with all the information currently available. More
details will be added as I get them.

The Texas Flood appearances will be posted to the www.PeterTork.com
website as soon as Zan can get to them (the one for March 5 is already
there, if memory serves).

In the meantime, here’s the Readers Digest version:

PETER TORK DATES WITH JEFF PITCHELL & TEXAS FLOOD
March 5 – Stanhope House / Stanhope, NJ
March 13 – Towne Crier / Pawling, NY
March 25 – Club Helsinki / Great Barrington, MA
March 26 – The Bayou / Mt Vernon, NY
April 22 – Hard Rock Cafe at Foxwoods Casino / Mashantucket, CT
April 23 – Sit’n Bull Pub / Maynard, MA
May 13 – KClinger’s Publik House / Etters, PA
May 14 – Manchester Community College / Manchester, CT
June 12 – Newport Blues / Newport, RI
July 21 – Springfield Mass Festival / Springfield, MA
Oct. 22 – Mohegan Sun Casino (Wolf Den) / Uncasville, CT

SHOE SUEDE BLUES GIGS
June 3 – Turning Point / Piermont, NY
June 4 – (afternoon) Manchester Green / Manchester, CT
June 4 – (evening) Stanhope House / Stanhope, NJ
June 10 – Maggie’s Place / Doylestown, PA
June 11 – Legends / Bristol, CT
June 17 – Sit’n Bull Pub / Maynard, MA
June 18 – The Bayou / Mt Vernon, NY

Enjoy!
–Torka


torka@cybrary.net

All Wood and Stones http://www.allwoodandstones.com/
Shoe Suede Blues on the Web http://www.shoesuedeblues.info/
Torka’s Home For Wayward Girls http://www.waywardgirls.org/
The Cybrary Reading Room http://www.cybrary.net/

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Date: Sun, 03 Apr 2005 15:17:03 -0800
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Jack Keller, wrote ‘Bewitched’ tune, dies
Posted on Fri, Apr. 01, 2005
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Pop songwriter Jack Keller, who wrote the theme song for “Bewitched” and other TV sitcoms and was a producer on the Monkees’ first album, died Friday. He was 68.

Keller had leukemia, according to his son, Jordan Keller.

The son of a musician, Keller got his big break when he joined Aldon Music, Don Kirschner’s Brill Building publishing company, which also employed a stable of young pop songwriters including Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Neil Sedaka, and Howard Greenfield.

Keller and Greenfield wrote “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” and “My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own,” both No. 1 hits for Connie Francis in 1960, and “Venus in Blue Jeans” for Jimmy Clanton.

After Aldon was purchased by the TV production company Screen Gems, Keller and Greenfield wrote the theme song for the shows “Bewitched” and “Gidget.”

The TV work led Keller to the Monkees, getting producer credit on their TV theme song and first album.

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From: Randi Waddell

Ex-Monkee Micky Dolenz is a new voice at drive time
Friday, April 1, 2005
By ED BEESON
HERALD NEWS

Who says you can’t teach an old Monkee new tricks?

Micky Dolenz, the former drummer and singer for The Monkees, the sitcom-spawned rock band of the 1960s, thinks he can still learn a few. Now a jock with the oldies station WCBS-FM 101.1, Dolenz is betting he can transition into something new – live, unscripted radio.

As an actor, Dolenz has always worked with a script. Even his role as a drummer was scripted. He was cast as one on “The Monkees” without knowing how to play a single beat.

The same could be said of his jump into radio. After all, Dolenz famously sang “I’m a Believer.”

Especially when WCBS made him a good offer.

“To be offered a major radio show in a major market on a major station is not something you take lightly,” Dolenz said recently from his office at WCBS, on the 40th floor of the Viacom building in Times Square. Even if that means he now tries to go to sleep by 8 p.m., and wake before even the roosters rustle.

His show, “Micky Dolenz in the Morning,” which began Jan. 10, airs live every weekday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. It is a difficult hour to learn a new craft, perhaps more so at his age. Dolenz is no longer a 20-year-old rock-‘n’-roll hunk full of vigor. He is a 60-year-old man, thrice married, four times a father and, on this brisk March morning, an exhausted performer.

Insomnia the night before had sapped his energy for the day, which began, as weekdays now do, at 4:30 a.m. Earlier, during a commercial break, Dolenz was quiet, nearly remote. “I think I’m not biologically set up to do early mornings,” he said, the lines of fatigue evident in his face.

But then, he leaned into the microphone by his face and belted, “Spring! Let’s hear it for spring!”

Good morning, New York, New Jersey and beyond. It’s 8 a.m. Micky Dolenz is awake, alert (sort of) and back from commercial break.

Joining him is a nearly three-decade veteran of radio, the mustachioed DJ Mike Fitzgerald. His right-hand man is Brucer the Producer, the barrel-chested man born Bruce Goldberg. Mr. G., or Irv Gikofsky, broadcasts the weather from the comfort of his home, while Karen Stewart is the show’s newscaster.

And Dolenz? “I am what they call ‘color,’ ” he said.

Some might wonder why a powerhouse radio station would take a chance on an untested talent.

“Well, they want a star who’s going to get the people to tune in,” Fitzgerald said to Dolenz.

Over the past decade, radio stations of all formats have tended to gravitate toward celebrity hosts, especially for their personality-driven morning shows, says Sean Ross, vice president of music and programming at Edison Research Media, a radio research firm in Somerville. It is believed, Ross says, that celebrities not only draw curious listeners, but their very lives provide a unique perspective.

There is some proof for this. The soul crooner Isaac Hayes once co-hosted a successful morning show for New York’s Kiss 98.7. Millie Jackson, the Georgia-born, New Jersey-raised R&B singer from the 1970s, has broadcast a daily show for years for KKDA 730 in Dallas. Danny Bonaduce, the former child star whose career bears an uncanny resemblance to Dolenz’s, co-hosts a morning show for Los Angeles’ Star 98.7.

But Dolenz seems cast as part of the bigger picture of WCBS.

“He understands that he’s creating a bridge into the future for the radio station,” says Theresa Beyer, the station’s marketing director. His morning show, along with a slew of other changes, is expected to replenish the station’s audience with newer and relatively younger listeners. “At one point, the station had a little bit of a dustier image.”

Like many oldies stations nowadays, WCBS is attempting to correct that.

“Around the country, oldies stations are going through changes,” Ross says. Some stations, like WCBS, play more songs from the 1970s to grab a relatively younger audience, he says. Others are simply closing shop because they aged out of their market. “The ones that are doing the best now are the ones that have real morning shows.”

And WCBS has not done as well since Harry Harrison, the self-titled “Morning Mayor” and a four-decade veteran of New York radio, retired from his weekday morning show. His replacement, an afternoon DJ named Dan Taylor, sank in the ratings. From winter 2002 to winter 2004, the morning show plummeted from a tie for sixth place to a tie for 12th, according to Arbitron ratings data.

Last fall, incoming program director Dave Logan replaced Taylor with Fitzgerald, a former night DJ. Then he began to search for a morning crew.

Serendipity brought a golden opportunity.

Last October, Dolenz dropped by for an on-air interview. He unwittingly impressed management with his easygoing humor and smooth rapport with Fitzgerald. Logan offered Dolenz the morning show. At the time, Dolenz had finished a two-year run with the musical “Aida,” including eight months on Broadway. He needed work. Not that he was desperate.

“I have a lot of interests. I have an awful lot of interests,” Dolenz said. He recently tried out for a television pilot with WCBS’ blessing, he said – and sold a children’s book to Penguin Books and, to a big manufacturer, “an invention, a household device” that he described only as “boring.”

Also, about once a month, Dolenz hits the road with his sister Coco to perform a repertoire of Monkees songs and originals at places like the Marie Irwin Center in Homewood, Ill., or the Mountaineer Race Track and Resort on Route 2 in Chester, W.Va.

WCBS’ offer trumped that.

Admittedly, “Micky Dolenz in the Morning” was rough when it launched, Logan says. Dolenz tended to be too tense on-air, causing many of his jokes to fall flat.

But over time, Dolenz has found his niche. “We dipped and now we’re on our way up,” Logan says.

Dolenz admits as much. “The show for me is like learning to ride a bicycle by learning on a Harley. With no training wheels,” he says.

“For the first couple weeks, I was like a deer caught in the headlights,” he said from the counch in his office after a recent show. “Thank God for people like Mike, or I would have totally just jumped off a cliff.”

“Yeah, but you’re a fast learner,” Fitzgerald said, as he was leaving for the day. “Since you got back,” from a recent vacation to England, “you jumped up a level.”

Fitzgerald kept the good cheer coming: “Right now, I’d have to say, is the height of my career.”

“Oh, cool,” Dolenz chirped.

Dolenz’s most striking feature is his smile. Of all the Monkees, his smile was the widest. It stretched across his face as wide as a banana and toothsome as an ear of corn. His smile made him look like a goofball, if not actually a monkey. If anything, it set him apart from his former bandmates: the demure Michael Nesmith, the leaden Davy Jones, the hazy-eyed Peter Tork.

WCBS’ photos of Dolenz show off that smile. They also give the appearance that Dolenz has a fuller head of hair and broader shoulders than he actually has. But Dolenz’s smile may not be the first thing people notice nowadays. Before meeting two reporters recently, Dolenz pulled a comb from his pocket and ran it through his thinning hair. He didn’t smile, but shook hands in a slightly officious manner, formal, but polite.

Then he spoke. “Hi,” he said.

Dolenz is a curiosity on the airwaves because of his voice. Flip the dial during the morning rush hour and hear nearly every jock booming a thunderous basso. Not so Dolenz, who squeaks, by comparison. His, however, is an endearing voice, lilted like the character Piglet from “Winnie the Pooh.”

Combine that with his refined, wordy politeness and he is a charmer. From his office, he asked if a reporter calling from West Virginia planned to attend Dolenz’s concert in the state. “If you do, you must do please look me up,” he said.

But niceties aren’t what the on-air Micky Dolenz is about. He counts his best qualities as “the ad-libs, the impromptu, my twisted observations.” The more Dolenz settles into his role, the more his humor grows absurd, perhaps unhinged – almost as if he has nothing to lose.

“What’s up?” a deep-voiced caller asked.

“Well, we’re having a contest and you called in,” Dolenz chimed.

Last Tuesday, a middle-aged caller fell into near-hysterics when she heard Dolenz speaking to her. Dolenz responded with hysterics of his own, sounding as if Goldberg was tickling him with a feather. Then the former Monkee abruptly halted and asked the woman for her answer to his contest question.

Gradually, Dolenz is creating more content for the show. “That’s a great idea, Micky, to pull that thing up, because people are traveling all the time,” Goldberg said after Dolenz read off several travel advisories from an air traffic control Web site. “That’s a great idea.”

When the singer Mario Vazquez walked off the set of “American Idol,” it gave Dolenz another idea.

“That’s the biggest story in the nation. If we could get a scoop on that, man. Do you think he’s a fan?” he said.

“Ahh …” Goldberg responded.

It may not have been a bad idea. Dolenz has shown himself to be an entertaining interviewer, which may be surprising as he says he had never interviewed anyone before this job.

“It’s like a dance. You don’t want to put too much of an imprint on him. You want Micky to be Micky,” Goldberg said after coaching Dolenz for an interview with Percy Sledge, the soul singer and recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

“Now the newest abductee to the Rock and Woll …” Dolenz said into his microphone.

“Abductee?” Goldberg said.

It is unclear how canned this humor is. But word flubs now seem to be a part of his shtick.

And that, amid a sea of perfectly trained radio voices, is starting to sound fresh.

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Peter Tork will appear at the Chiller Theatre celebrity autography
show April 29 in New Jersey.

http://www.chillertheatre.com/gt/gtc4.htm

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From: Videoranch Foreman

[VIDEORANCH NEWS] Videoranch Sale!

Greetings!

Spring is finally here and it’s the perfect time for working in your garden, or reading and listening to The Garden, by Michael Nesmith. For a short period of time, The Prison and The Garden 2 CD Set will be on sale for $22.00. That’s $7.95 off the regular price!

Also, …tropical campfires�, an entirely acoustic album, and one of our most popular here at the ranch, is on sale for $10.95, regularly $14.95.

And the Hits Just Keep On Comin’ is a great album with Nez singing and playing with Red Rhodes on pedal steel. It’s on sale, as well, for $11. 95, regularly $16.95.

Hope you have a wonderful spring weekend and have some time to stop by Videoranch.

Yours truly,

The Videoranch Ranch Hands
www.videoranch.com
vrforeman@videoranch.com
8 Harris Court, Suite C1
Monterey, CA 93940
Toll Free: 866-727-2639
Phone: 831-373-3100
Fax: 831-373-3103

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From: Miki

CNN postponed

Due to the recent developments with the pope, CNN’s Newsnight with Aaron
Brown has pushed the Mickey Dolenz story to a later date. Keep a eye on
Micky’s site for details.

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From: Jim Kraizel

Micky Dolenz live in Cleveland, OH

Hi,

I wanted to share my review of Micky’s recent performance in
Cleveland, OH with the rest of our group members.

Micky performed at the Moondog Coronation Ball in Cleveland, OH on
March 12. This is an annual event to commemorate the first rock
concert which was held in Cleveland by Alan Freed in the early 1950’s.

Micky was the 2nd of 4 performers that night.

I was really looking forward to seeing Micky solo, as I have only seen
him perform as part of the Monkees before, and I was not disappointed.

Being that Micky was just a part of the entire show, his performance
lasted only 50 minutes or so. I would have preferred more, but
understand given the nature of this concert.

Micky played guitar throughout the show, and was backed by several
musicians, at least 6 or 7. Curiously, he never got behind the drum
set! Coco was also with him, and delivered 2 outstanding vocal
performances on Distant Drum and Runaway (the Del Shannon song) In
addition, Micky and Coco did a duet of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, which
for me was really a highlight. As much as I love the Monkees tunes,
it’s so great to hear some unusual songs.

Speaking of the song selection, I thought it was a very well rounded
and diverse show, given the short amount of time he had to perform.
The usual hit songs were performed: Clarksville, Steppin Stone, I’m A
Believer, That Was Then, but Micky also sang a couple of Monkees tunes
that Davy originally sang – Daydream Believer & A Little Bit Me, as
well as the old standard “Since I Fell For You.”

When introducing one of Davy’s songs, Micky said “Let me adjust the
microphone stand” and lowered it all the way to the ground. In fact,
Micky fondly referred to both Mike and Davy, but no mention of Peter.
I’m not sure what to make of that.

Another surprise of the show was the appearance of Vance Brescia, the
writer of That Was Then, who appeared on stage with Micky to sing that
number. Turns out he is now the music director of Herman’s Hermits
starring Peter Noone (who were also on the bill.) Some of you probably
knew that bit of info, but it was news to me!

My hope is that someday I’ll get to see a full length show of Micky’s
one day, but until then, I’m glad I had the opportunity to at least
see him perform.

Jim Kraizel

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From: Firemuppet

Review of Micky’s Show

Micky took the stage right on time coming out to the Monkees theme song and quickly breaking into “last Train to Clarksville”. He had a full band behind him much like the 2002 tour as a matter of fact there was some familiar faces in the band. Also of note was that his sister Coco was on stage with him playing tambourine and doing back up vocals. He also brought her forward to perform some duets and solo songs. He hit the classics as well as some of his solo work it was a nice mix. He played for a solid hour and also revealed a little Monkee trivia. He performed a song entitled “Too Much Monkee Business” he stated he played this during his audition for The Monkees. After the show both he and Coco came out to sign autographs and meet the fans. Another great performance by Mr. Dolenz.

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Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 10:21:04 -0700
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From: luvamp

Hi!

I haven’t seen this listed. So, I thought you might like ton know. Micky’s been promoting this on his radio show.

VARIETY TELETHON WITH COUSIN BRUCIE!
Variety: The Children’s Charity will telecast their 20th Annual Telethon on Sunday, April 17th from 1PM to 6PM. Legendary CBS-FM radio broadcaster and Chairman of Variety, Cousin Brucie, along with CBS 2 News Anchor Ernie Anastos and Rosanna Scotto from FOX 5, will host the telethon on WPXN � PAX-TV. Joining Cousin Brucie will be Micky Dolenz, Mr. G., Bob Shannon, Holly Levis, Mike McCann and Bobby Jay!

Check out www.wcbsfm.com for more information.

~LuV~

PS
Micky mentioned on a recent radio program that he was under consideration to be the voice of Mickey Mouse back in the 70’s- and actually made the shortlist!

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From: Zulmira

“The Monkees TV show is back on Brazilian TV”

The Brazilian television network “Rede 21”, an open channel of nationwide reach, is airing The Monkees TV show on a weekly basis starting on April 28, 2005.
This is the result of a successful campaign led by the oldies site “Central RetroTV” with a little help from the International Association of The Monkees Fans, by means of the “Monkees Brasil” discussion group and site.
The inclusion of the show in the “Cult Series” segment of this prestigious TV channel is something to be celebrated and to be grateful for.

Zulmira
International Association of The Monkees Fans
http://monkeesbrasil.net/
http://br.groups.yahoo.com/group/monkees_brasil/
http://www.retrotv.com.br

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From: Pat Zappi

Davy Jones @ College of Staten Island

Davy Jones and his band performed Saturday 4/2 at the
College of Staten Island, Staten Island, New York. The
venue was a campus theatre which seemed to hold about
800 people and had excellent acoustics. The theatre
was about 3/4 filled and the New York area crowd was
extremely enthusiastic. Davy responded with one of his
best performances in recent years. He seemed to enjoy
playing a theatre instead of a casino or fairground,
and was in fine voice throughout the evening. Davy
showed amazing energy for someone who has been
performing for over 40 years and danced wildly during
the “Oliver” medley and “She Hangs Out”. He sang his
best-ever rendition of “It’s Nice To Be With You”,
complete with occasional New York accent. Davy made
some short poignant comments about the life and death
of Pope John Paul and then dedicated a beautiful
performance of “I Wanna Be Free” to the deceased
religious leader. The unique setting gave alot of
additional time for stand-up style comedy, and Davy
delivered 5-10 minute jokes/bits between every song.
He claimed that Micky, Mike and Peter are in the
actors home in LA sharing a room with only one chair.
“Nesmith’s got the chair”, Davy said, and Micky and
Peter are “kneeling on the floor waiting for their
instructions”. This was very funny considering Davy
and Mike’s desire to control the project whenever the
Monkees work together. Sarcasm quickly turned to good
nature as Davy mentioned Micky’s NYC radio show to
wild applause and performed a sprightly rendition of
Nez’s “Papa Gene’s Blues”. He also plugged Shoe Suede
Blues in a nod to Peter Tork and said Peter was in a
group called “One Man Band”, but quit because of
“creative differences”. It was a terrific night and
you could tell by the many smiles that once again
people did not know that a member of the Monkees would
put on such a fantastic show. Hopefully Davy will
continue to play theatres of this kind so new and old
fans can really listen to and appreciate his
performance.

Pat Zappi

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The all new biography of Michael Nesmith of The Monkees is out, with 75 new photos and 2 new chapters, with details on the 1997 reunion, ABC special and the only known photo of Michael with his father. Buy it online and get free gifts and free shipping!

http://www.monkees.net/book

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Here they come – for the summer touring season!

Davy Jones

Sat 06/11/05 Omaha, NE Hartland Of America Park
Thu 06/16/05 Del Mar, CA Del Mar Fairgrounds
Thu 06/23/05 Oshkosh, WI Waterfest / Riverside Park
Mon 07/04/05 Tampa, FL Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Sat 07/23/05 Westerly, RI Misquamicut State Beach
Sat 07/30/05 Westbury, NY North Fork Theatre @ Westbury
Sat 10/15/05 Lockport, IL East High School
Sun 10/16/05 Crystal Lake, IL Raue Center for the Arts
Sat 11/19/05 New York, NY B.B. King’s Blues Club
Sun 11/20/05 Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House

Micky Dolenz

Fri 06/24/05 Homestead, IL Marie Irwin Center
Sat 07/16/05 Woodstock, GA City Park
Sat 08/06/05 Kalamazoo, MI Arcadia Festival Site
Fri 08/12/05 Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Sun 08/14/05 Lake Forest, CA Pittsford Park
Thu 09/29/05 Culver, IN Culver Academies
Sat 10/29/05 Westbury, NY North Fork Theatre @ Westbury

Shoe Suede Blues Feat. Peter Tork

Fri 06/03/05 Piermont, NY Turning Point
Sat 06/04/05 Manchester, CT Manchester Green
Fri 06/10/05 Doylestown, PA Maggie’s Place
Sat 06/11/05 Wolcott, CT Legends
Fri 06/17/05 Maynard, MA Sit ‘n Bull Pub
Sat 06/18/05 Mount Vernon, NY The Bayou
Fri 06/24/05 Worcester, MA Union Blues
Sat 06/25/05 Bristol, RI Jackie’s After Dark
Sun 08/28/05 Clemmons, NC Tanglewood Park

Michael Nesmith

Nesmith Living Room – Acoustic Show – By Invitation Only – Date TBA
(just kidding – but word is new music from Nez available for download soon!)

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Today In Music History – May 13

1967

The Monkees second album ‘More Of The Monkees’, went to No.1 on the UK charts for 1 week. (in 1967 only 4 albums reached No.1, ‘The Sound Of Music’, ‘Sgt Pepper’ and The Monkees 1st and 2nd albums).

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Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 18:59:13 -0700
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From: Brad Waddell
Subject: Micky Dolenz 100th Show – Andrew Sandoval Live – Peter Tork in UK
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Welcome to the Monkees.Net Alert Newsletter!

Please support our FREE fan newsletter.

The all new biography of Michael Nesmith of The Monkees is out, with 75 new photos and 2 new chapters, with details on the 1997 reunion, ABC special and the only known photo of Michael with his father. Buy it online and get free gifts and free shipping!

http://www.monkees.net/book

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(ed: you should all know Andrew Sandoval as the genius compiler of information for all of the Monkees reissue products on Rhino – his book is a masterwork!)

From: Andrew Sandoval

Hi there:

Longtime listener, first time caller – Andrew Sandoval here. My 15 year in
the making Monkees book will finally be available in the United States on July
5, 2005. However, East Coast fans can get a copy a month early at a special
event I am doing on June 2 at the Port Washington library. Here’s a link to the
library: http://www.pwpl.org/

A friend of mine runs a fine music series at the Port Washington Public
Library and has invited me to preview my book alongside some rare and unissued
Monkees audio and video bits direct from my archive. I will be there on Thursday
night, June 2nd at 8pm and I believe the event is free. I will also be happy to
discuss any of my other reissue or musical work at this Q&A presentation. I
welcome any and all of you to come by and say hello. I’m not from the area, but
I am told it is pretty easy to get to from NYC.

The organizer of the event is named Tony and he can be emailed with more
questions ttraguardo@yahoo.com

I will also be doing an event in July in Los Angeles when the book comes out.
I’ll keep you posted on that.

Andrew

Support our newsletter and Pre-ORDER Andrew Sandoval’s Book TODAY:
“The Monkees: The Day by Day Story of the 60’s TV Pop Sensation”
Click here: http://tinyurl.com/9lsjb

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From: “Senorita Estrella”

For Micky’s 100th show at CBS-FM, he (along with his band) will be broadcasting live from B.B. King’s Blues Club and Grill in Times Square. It will be on June 3rd from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Eastern. The show is said to be free, but those wanting to attend will still need a ticket.

For more information on getting your ticket or the 100th show itself, go to the CBS-FM website:
http://www.wcbsfm.com/personalities/dolenz_micky-100.php

Estrella
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/monkees-update/

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From: “Mark Withall”

MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS

Television has played such a huge part in all our lives, right down the years from childhood through to today. Perhaps “The Monkees” was one of those programmes you used to always watch after rushing home from a day at school in the 1960/70s, and the memory of which has stayed with you? If so, there�s an event you are not going to want to miss.

Cult TV are extremely proud to announce that one of the stars of The Monkees, Peter Tork, will be one of the guests at the 12th Annual Cult TV Festival taking place in Birmingham, UK, between October 28th and 31st 2005.

THE HISTORY BIT

Every year since 1994, the Cult TV Festival has entertained its attendees with a whole host of guests from right across the television spectrum. For those of you unfamiliar with the Festival, here�s some background.

The Festival itself covers a broad range on TV programming from SF to comedy, action adventure to animation, children�s series to drama, including series that you particularly search the TV listings for because of their quality, but perhaps seem unknown to most people. The sort of show that you view more than once, and perhaps buy the DVDs and merchandise for. Put simply, the Festival covers extraordinary fictional television.

The Cult TV Festival is a charity event run by fans for fans. In the previous 11 years we have raised GBP 41,000 (equivalent to 58,000 Euros or US$ 75,000) for charity.

CULT TV 2005

The Festival runs from noon Friday (28th) to noon Monday (31st) which, because the clocks go back one hour during the weekend, means 73 hours of non-stop entertainment and fun.

Guests can be from both in front of and behind the camera, as once again is proved this year from those announced so far. Aside from Peter Tork, they include:

John Saxon who has appeared in numerous TV series and who guest starred on “The Six Million Dollar Man” and over 100 feature films including �Enter the Dragon� with Bruce Lee.

Kim Darby, who appeared as “Miri” in the classic “Star Trek” episode of the same name; she also appeared in the classic John Wayne western “True Grit”, making her first UK event appearance.

Tanya Roberts, who was one of “Charlie�s Angels”, as well as starring in numerous action films and the sit-com “That 70s Show”.

Pamela Sue Martin, Fallon from “Dynasty”, and the star of the 1970s “Nancy Drew Mysteries”, who is making her first-ever European event appearance.

Guests who have worked on the BBCtv series “Doctor Who”, both the original series that ran 26 years and the brand new series that started a few weeks ago here in the UK. These include new series Director, Brian Grant, William Russell, Michael Keating (who was also Vila in “Blake�s 7”), Philip Madoc, Michael Sheard, and the producer of the audio adventures “Doctor Who Unbound”, John Ainsworth.

Check out the Cult TV website at www.cult.tv – click on the purple column and then “Star Guests 2005” for a full list of guests so far announced, as the list is growing by the week, or alternatively go directly to the list at: http://www.cult.tv/index.php?cm_id=35&cm_type=section.

As with all events of this type, all guests appear subject to work and personal commitments.

HAVE YOU EVER WANTED MORE?

The guests are just one facet to this Festival. Cult TV is a multi-stream event, with many things happening at the same time throughout the weekend.

Cult TV Festival registration gives you:

� Fully researched celebrity guest interviews;

� Themed parties on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights;

� The 12th Annual Cult TV Awards Ceremony (Saturday night);

� Sunday night star cabaret (including Peter Tork, and Mitch Benn, star of BBC Radio 4�s “The Now Show”);

� Workshops, demonstrations and discussion groups;

� A “Fanstrand” containing fun, games, discussion groups, and all sorts of fan activities;

� Quizzes and ice-breaking events;

� Screenings of archive TV series, as well as some premieres;

� Quality merchandise dealers;

� A 40 page Festival brochure, delegate pack and souvenir badge;

� Autographs (including free ones on the event brochure and possibly on personal items, depending on the guest). Photos will also be available for signing for a nominal charge. (Please note that Autographs are subject to availability and are not guaranteed for every attendee. Attendees are allowed to join the line to get their autographs in registration number order, unless they have bought the Goldmember package – limited to 50 only – for an additional cost).

Because at the time of booking we cannot guarantee on which day any one guest will be at the event, if they are not appearing for the whole weekend, or on stage for their interview, to avoid disappointment we only sell a full weekend registration, the price of which is GBP 99.00 for the first 500 registrations, after which the price increases to GBP 125.00 (lower child rates are available). The Goldmember Package, which also includes seating in the front three rows, and a limited edition Gold Brochure, is an additional GBP 50.00 per person.

Costs for accommodation and food are not included, but has been negotiated at a very reasonable three night package rate.

IS CULT TV EASY TO FIND?

The Festival is being held at the Renaissance Solihull Hotel, Birmingham, UK. This is around 5 miles by road from the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham International Airport and the Birmingham International Rail Station that serves both of these venues. That station is on the rail line from London�s Kings Cross Station. It is possible to take the short taxi ride to the hotel from Birmingham International. A second railway line serves Solihull itself on the line between London Marylebone Station and Birmingham New Street; the hotel is just half a mile from Solihull station.

HOW DO I BOOK?

You can book online, or download and print off a booking form, at: http://www.cult.tv/index.php?cm_id=610&cm_type=article

If you book online by debit/credit card there is a one-off fee of GBP 3.00 per booking (not per person). Cult TV will arrange your on-site accommodation for you � just tell us what you require.

Should you have any questions you can e-mail the organisers at festival@cult.tv.

Cult TV also has an online discussion forum at www.culttv.info, so if you have any questions or wish to join in with the current discussion topics please register there and ask away!

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From: “Aaron Handy III”

Once more, a member of The Monkees’ vast film & TV repertoire leaves
us.

Actress Elisabeth Fraser died of congestive heart failure May 5 in
Woodland Hills, Calif. She was 85.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Friday, May 20 in The Louis
B. Mayer Theater at The Motion Picture & Television Fund, 23388
Mulholland Dr., Woodland Hills.

Fraser, who often played a brassy blonde gal, was known for her
roles as Shelley Winters’ pal in A Patch Of Blue and as Phil
Silvers’ girlfriend on The Phil Silvers Show.

A Brooklyn native, she began her career in 1940 on Broadway, just
six weeks out of high school. She was cast in the role of the
ingenue in There Shall Be No Night with Alfred Lunt and Lynn
Fontanne. The play won the 1940-41 Pulitzer Prize, and she won a
contract at Warner Bros.

Some of her roles on Broadway through the 40s, 50s and 60s included
The Russian People, The Family, Tunnel of Love and The Best Man.”
She was featured in over 30 films including: The Man Who Came to
Dinner, Death of a Salesman, Two for the Seesaw, and The Glass
Bottom Boat.

Fraser appeared extensively on TV in shows including the Four Star
Playhouse and Kraft Theater and later on Bewitched, The Addams
Family, Maude and The Monkees.

A collection of her showbiz memorabilia from stage, film and
television is on display at the Library of Performing Arts in the
Lincoln Plaza Center.

She is survived by three daughters. Donations may be made to the
ASPCA.

We Monkeefans shall forever cherish the memory of Fraser’s guest
role as The Judge in Episode 34 of The Monkees, “The Picture Frame
(a.k.a. “The Band Contest”).

To absent friends…

Aaron Handy III

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From: [VIDEORANCH NEWS]

Nez writes about Douglas Adams at IGN.com

Greetings!

Beginning today, IGN.com is running a piece called The Hitchhiker�s Guide to Douglas Adams. It�s a series of anecdotes about Douglas written by friends and colleagues. It includes a nice little piece written by Nez, and we thought you might like to read it.

http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/607/607319p1.html

Sincerely,

Your friends at Videoranch.com

www.videoranch.com
vrforeman@videoranch.com
8 Harris Court, Suite C1
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831-373-3100
Fax: 831-373-3103
Toll Free: 866-727-2639

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From: Aaron Handy III

Hey-Hey! For the first time in 3 years, The Monkees TV show will return to cable & satellite as in June as part of Nick at Nite’s 20th Anniversary Schedule!! Here’s the official message:

Get those VCRs and other recording devices ready for Nick and Nite’s 20th anniversary weekend on June 25 and 26 which will be aired on TV Land. Note that the schedule begins with what Nick at Nite aired back in 1985 and then goes through the years and ends with what is currently aired today. Several episodes will be aired.

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From: Tim Powers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Henry Corden, the man who provided the voice of Fred Flintstone for more than two decades, has died at age 85.

Corden’s agent says the actor died last night at A-M-I Encino Hospital with his wife by his side.

After making a few movies in the 1940s and 1950s, Corden moved into voice acting in the 1960s. He had bit parts in cartoons such as “Jonny Quest,” “Josey and the Pussycats” and “The New Tom & Jerry Show.”

He took over as the lovable loudmouth Fred Flintstone when original voice Allen Reed died in 1977.

Corden, who lived in Encino, had been working until about three months ago.

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Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2005 14:08:10 -0700
To: monkees-alert@yahoogroups.com
From: Brad Waddell
Subject: Micky Dolenz loses show in radio format shift
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http://www.monkees.net/book

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On Friday, WCBS-FM in New York City made a switch in music format at 5 p.m. ET, kicking out the oldies format to replace it with a random music format which is sweeping the country called “Jack”. It’s very likely that the Micky Dolenz Radio Show on Friday, his 100th anniversary show, will be the last.

Another famous DJ, David Cassidy, who was heading the Chicago oldies channel will likely also be affected by this, as his channel has shifted to “Jack” as well.

Infinity Flips Oldies To Jack In New York, Chicago
June 03, 2005

Jack has woken up in the city that never sleeps. It’s also blowing across the airwaves in the Windy City. That’s right, Jack has been launched in New York and Chicago.

At 5 p.m. eastern, Infinity Broadcasting took oldies WCBS-FM in New York and oldies WJMK-FM in Chicago to the format that’s sweeping the nation. In New York, the flip was kicked off with “Fight For Your Right (To Party)” by the Beastie Boys.

“New York deserves a radio station that is equally as eclectic as its listener’s personalities and attitudes,” said Chad Brown, Vice President and General Manager, WCBS-FM.

“JACK FM promises to be unlike anything currently heard in the market. Others have tried to imitate the JACK format, but time and again it has been proven that the success of the format is achieved by fully committing to its objectives and delivering a completely new and unique product. We look forward to changing the landscape of the New York radio market.”

Artists that will be heard on the station, include Aerosmith, Duran Duran, No Doubt, Lenny Kravitz, the Eagles, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and REM. The station’s new Web site can be found at www.ilikejack.com.

In Chicago, expect to hear Guns N’ Roses’ “Paradise City,” The Romantics’ “Talking In Your Sleep Rick James’ “Superfreak,” Barenaked Ladies’ “One Week,” A Flock of Seagulls’ “I Ran,” and Robert Palmer’s “Bad Case of Loving You”.

Infinity Broadcasting launched its first Jack station in July 2004 at KJKK-FM in Dallas. The station has improved its position from 28th to 5th, and currently ranks as the most listened to station in the market with adults 25-54.

Jack format changes have also occurred at stations in Los Angeles, Baltimore, Minneapolis, Seattle, and Buffalo.

http://billboardradiomonitor.com/radiomonitor/news/business/top_news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000946463

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