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March 27, 2011 by  
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Happy Holidays from Monkees.Net !!

We went on vacation for 9 days, and here is the pile of news that stacked
up while we were gone. Hope you enjoy the next Monkee filled year!!


VH1 press release:

On Monday, December 25
Tune in to VH1’s Movie Marathon from 6:30a-12a. Movies include: “Daydream
Believers: The Monkees Story”(6:30-8:30a); “The David Cassidy Story”
(8:30-10:30a); “Out of Sync” (10:30a-12:30p); “Meat Loaf: To Hell and
Back” (12:30-2:30p); “A Diva’s Christmas Carol” (2:30-4:30p); “That
Thing You Do!” (4:30-7p); “Cry-Baby” (7-9p); “Blues Brothers 2000”

On Wednesday, December 27
Tune in to VH1’s “Behind the Music Marathon” from 6a-12a. Episodes
include: “1968: Behind the Music” (8-9a); “John Denver: Behind the
Music” (11a-12p); “The Partridge Family: Behind the Music” (12-1p);
“The Monkees: Behind the Music” (1-2p); “Lionel Richie: Behind the
Music” (4-5p); “Styx: Behind the Music” (6-7p); “Creed: Behind the
Music” (9-10p); “2000: Behind the Music” (10-11p); “1999: Behind the
Music” (11p-12a)


From: Randi Waddell

Brady Bunch Movie featuring 3 Monkees and Davy singing “Girl” on HBO
December 25 and Dec 29.


From: boots 66

Sun, 1/14 PETER TORK & JAMES LEE STANLEY – $17.50 / $15 m
at Towne Crier Cafe
130 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
845-855-1300 “>>

CBGB – Home of Underground Rock!
New CBGB Holiday Store! Shop Early –


Birthdays (Associated Press)
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 24-30:

Dec. 30: Actor Joseph Bologna is 62. Singer Mike Nesmith of the Monkees is
58. Singer Davy Jones of the Monkees is 55. Singer Patti Smith is 54.
Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Moesha”) is 45. Actress Patricia Kalembar
(“Sisters”) is 44. Actress-comedian Tracey Ullman is 41. Actor Jason Behr
(“Roswell”) is 27. Actress Meredith Monroe (“Dawson’s Creek”) is 24.
Singer Tyrese is 22.


An Electronic Postcard from MONKEE BUSINESS FANZINE
Date: December 22, 2000

Tour dates scheduled for Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues
for late December, early January, and March have been
CANCELLED to allow Peter to concentrate on the upcoming
Monkees reunion. Cross them OFF your calendar! Peter is still
scheduled to tour with James Lee Stanley in the short Two-Man
Band tour in January.

Likewise, Davy Jones has postponed his March dates at
Dover Downs in Delaware—they are rescheduled for August.

Happy Holidays and a very happy 2001 to all!!!



From: Davy’s Dream Web –

Hello Everyone,

Just in time for the holidays, Hercules Promotions (the merchandise
company Davy owns) presents Davy Direct. The new online merchandise store
only available through I know that many of you have
waited over two years for this and it is finally here. Check out the NEW
2000 Limited Edition Mousepad (a website exclusive) and I don’t think you
will want to miss “Davy Jones: Daydream Believin'” on audio cassette.

You will find the new Davy Direct at

Have a happy holiday season,



News just in direct from David Fishoff is that the information regarding
a Monkees concert at Gulfstream Park, Florida in March is NOT CONFIRMED.
Fishoff says, and I quote “the date is not confirmed and will not
happen. The real dates will be announced soon”.



Hello Everyone!!!

Davy Jones will be appearing at EPCOT (Lake Buena Vista, Florida) for
three days in April. Namely April 27, 28 & 29, 2001. This is on a Friday,
Saturday & Sunday. This information was obtained from Poll-Star and a couple of
Davy Jones Fan Club sites.

I’m a Disney Travel Specialist (and yes, cruises too!) and would be happy to
put together a hotel package for you including multi-day pass to the Disney
Theme Parks. You could go to EPCOT each day if you wanted to. There are
several hotels/motels both on and off the Disney property.

All on-property sites have free transporation to and from the theme parks.
Most of the off-site properties offer the same. Please let me know if
you are at all interested.

Rose Eckhoff, Outside Sales
Travel Planners International
2908 Lakeview Drive
Fern Park, Florida 32730
(407)-331-3888, ext. 328
1-(800)-631-3636, ext. 328


From: “Videoranch Foreman”

[VIDEORANCH NEWS] MP3s of Nez Live Tracks! You’ve never heard these before

Hi there.

Our “Blossom Special” CDs have gone over HUGE. We’re getting great feedback
from people who have already received theirs. Many have ordered second and
third ones because they’re so happy with the quality of the sound, and the
unique personalized CD and case.

If you’ve been thinking about getting one, we wanted to let you know that,
while Live at the Palais isn’t quite out yet, you can put Palais tracks on
your custom CD now.

Also, there are 4 amazing bonus tracks going on the Palais CD from 2 other
concerts (Live at the Armadillo World Headquarters,1981, and The Gretsch
concert, 1995). They’re available to put on a custom CD now as well. You can
listen to samples of 2 of the bonus tracks by clicking on the URL address
I’ll email you when samples of the other 2 are available to listen to. I
doubt very much you’ve heard these tracks before, unless you were at the

If you’re not living in the US and you want your CD in time for the
holidays, you should have us FedEx it to you. Email us for a FedEx quote.

In the US, you’re probably still OK through Monday and then you should think
about FedExing 2 Day Air to be sure. You can choose FedEx when you order

If you have any questions, email us. You can also call us toll free at
1-866-727-2639. We’ll contact you as soon as we’re ready to take Palais

Happy Holidays from Videoranch.
Sincerely yours,
Navajo Slim


From: Laura


I just saw on the American Pop website that Head will air on Saturday,
January 13th at 10pm and 4am on AMC!

Monkee Girl


From: Nez4Ever1230

In the December 18, 2000 issue of People Magazine there is a review of The
Backstreet Boys new CD Black & Blue in which the Monkees are briefly mentioned.
The reviewer discusses how several members of the group wrote several of the
songs on the CD. He also discusses how other groups such as the Monkees wrote
songs on their final albums and whether or not it is a good idea to write
songs on their albums for the first time. The review is on page 41.
Thank you,


Monkee Business Fanzine Monkees News Update
updated December 22, 2000

While the Monkees continue to plan their solo tour schedules, there is now
word that
Micky, Davy, and Peter will reunite to play a short 15-city tour in the
spring. The
reunion tour will be handled by David Fishof, who produced the guys’ 1986
tour. Fishof recently became Davy Jones’ personal manager and wants to
steer Davy’s
career back toward the stage and the musical theater—he also envisions
the Monkees’
tour leading up to a stint on Broadway. Davy recently told MONKEE BUSINESS
FANZINE (Dec. 2000) that the limited run Broadway show would be called
and would star the Monkees—“even ‘Beatlemania’ didn’t have the real
Davy said. “Monkeemania” would resemble the 1987 tour, with all the comedy
skits and schtick, with guest stars, a different celebrity playing Mr.
Babbit every
night, and the audience never knowing who would show up on stage with the
“It could be Peter’s friend James Lee Stanley or Micky’s sister or my band,
the familiar faces,” Davy says. In all of these proposed projects, Davy
told MBF,
“Mike is always welcome. He can do anything we can. He has done
everything we’ve done.”

Peter has been touring with both his Shoe Suede Blues rock’n’blues band and
the Two Man Band acoustic duo with James Lee Stanley.

Shoe Suede Blues Dates
Shoe Suede Blues concerts previously scheduled for the East Coast for December,
January, and March have been cancelled/postponed to accommodate Peter’s
schedule for the upcoming Monkees reunion tour.

Two Man Band dates
Jan. 12, WFMA Benefit Weekend/Tribute to John Stewart, Birchmere Music
Hall, Alexandria, VA, ticket info at 800-779-2226 or 202-
362-2225 or, directions at 703-549-7500 or
Jan. 13, Grace Norton Rogers School Theater, Hightstown, NJ, 609-
259-5764 or
Jan. 14, Towne Crier, Pawling, NY, 914-855-1300
Jan. 19, The Soda Pop Shop, Montclair, NJ, 973-509-7113
Jan. 20, Framingham Civic League, Framingham, MA, 508-365-6258
Jan. 21, house concert at the home of Helen Pantuso, Rockland County,
NY, e-mail for further info to or
Jan. 26, The Point, Bryn Mawr, PA, 610-527-0988
Jan. 27, Muse at the Gray Goose, Londonderry, NH, 603-437-6085
Jan. 31, Fitzgerald’s, Chicago, IL, 708-788-6670
Feb. 1, Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI, 414-276-7288

Davy can be found on tour, playing a number of solo
shows with his band across North America:

Date & Venue
Jan. 27, Moraine Valley College, Palos Hills, IL, 708-974-5500
Feb. 24, Rajah Theatre, Reading, PA, 610-371-8820
Apr. 7, Morganton Memorial Auditorium, Morganton, NC, 800-939-SHOW
April 27-29, EPCOT Center, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL,
July 13, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA
August 10-11, Dover Downs, Dover, DE, 302-674-4600 or 800-711-5882 (rescheduled
from March 16-17)

Micky has several irons in the fire this year professionally, but he will
still find time to tour with the Teen Idols (Micky, Bobby Sherman, and
Peter Noone) this summer. He also has a solo rock’n’roll show where he
does a full show of Monkees hits and rock’n’roll classics, backed by
his band and his sister Coco on vocals.

Micky Solo Dates
Dec. 19-26, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Eastern Caribbean cruise,
sailing December 16 and December 23
April 17-24, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, sailing April 14 and April 21
May 9, Potawatomi Casino, Milwaukee, WI, 800-PAYS-BIG
May 11, Sagamore Ballroom, Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis,
IN, 317-262-3410, with Peter Noone
May 19, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA, 404-223-8428, with Peter Noone and
the Grass Roots’ Rob Grill
June 8, Leelanau Sands Casino, Suttons Bay, MI, 800-922-2WIN, with
Peter Noone
Nov. 21-28, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, sailing Nov. 18 and Nov. 25

Micky with the Teen Idols Dates
Feb. 10, 2001, Capitol Civic Center, Manitowoc, WI, 920-683-2184

Michael Nesmith is working on his movie, “Fried Pies”, a second novel, The
America Gene, and he is opening another branch of his company Videoranch in
Anchor Bay Entertainment will be releasing some of Nez’s films on DVD for the
first time, “Timerider” and “Tapeheads”, along with his concert video “Michael
Nesmith–Live At The Britt”.
Nez’s company Videoranch is also planning to reissue his “Live at the Palais”
concert album on CD, complete with bonus tracks.
Check out for details and updates.

Rhino Records’ Handmade division has 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. The complete track listing is
available at
On Feb. 13, 2001, Rhino will retire the “Listen To The Band” Monkees 4-CD
boxed set and replace it with “The Monkees Music Box”, an updated 4-CD
set which is expected to include some unreleased alternate versions of Monkees
tunes—from tapes which have surfaced since the release of the previous box
set. Keep checking for a full track listing.

Maggie McManus (
2770 South Broad Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08610-3622
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