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March 27, 2011 by  
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From: “Bandsix”

Warner UK informs me that a 60 track double CD called Definitive Monkees is
set for release in the UK with tv advertising on or around Feb 23. The
first disc is a greatest hits compilation comprising all previously
released tracks and the second disc – which will be limited only to the
first pressing – is 30 tracks comprising such things as the extended
versions and alternate takes that Rhino (part of the Warner group) released
previously on bonus tracks and missing links.

Sue Waller
Band 6 – The Monkees Official UK Fan Club


From: “Emily Brown”

Craig Kilbourne (The Late Late Show on CBS) was talking about the Monkees
Reunion Tour on his show last night (Thursday) . Here is what he said…

Joke Of The Day
brought to you by GM

“The Monkees are kicking off their reunion tour in March, opening each
concert with “Hey Hey We’re Out Of Money”. Yes, it’s true, I am gonna make
fun of this tour, but I am going” (sarcastically)

a.k.a. monkeemily


From: Amy Roundtree

Hi. I’m a local newspaper reporter in Tampa Bay Florida and I’m working on
doing a series of stories about the Monkees. One of which will be about fans
in the area. I’ve noticed that a lot of postings on this list have been from
Tampa Bay and I thought I would like to get in touch with some of these fans
for my story. If anyone is interested in being featured, or if you’d like
more information, contact Amy at


From: Kari Scheuerman

Here is a link to a Model Horse website that happens
to have a corky and Bimbo model. It is pretty cute,
with Micky (Corky) sitting on bimbo. Here is the info
that it give about the figure. “From the 1950’s TV
Series and reissued from the 1958 Breyer Original.
Corky and Bimbo were Brought back by collector
request, the very unique and adorable Corky and Bimbo
set was a “Horse” and Rider pair produced by Breyer in
1958. The characters were based on a television series
that aired from 1956-1958 called Circus Boy, and
featured the not-yet-famous Monkees singer, Mickey
Dolenz, in the leading role! In the series, an
orphaned Corky was adopted by a traveling circus,
where he played around with Bimbo the baby elephant,
and usually saved the day at the end of each episode.”



From: Susan Andriano

Just to let you know, Monkee tickets are on sale now for March 16th &
17th at the Xanadu theater, Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ.
Ticketmaster can be reached at 1 (800) 736-1420. Sue


From: “Alison Mailey”

I just spoke to a staff member at The Kahuna Pavilion in Wilmington,
DE…the date of March 15th is not set in stone. It could be the 9th,
13th, or the 15th. Ticket prices also were not confirmed, but were
estimated to be $21-$35. The Kahuna Pavilion seats 2300 and they
anticipate that this concert will be standing room only. The date should
be conifrmed by Monday, January 29th, so they recommended calling back
Monday and they’d be able to sell tickets then.

Alison Mailey


From: “Steven Bradley”

from the Rhino website

The Tim Buckley 2 CD anthology ‘Morning Glory’ is released on 20 March.
‘Song To The Siren’ , arguably the most beautiful and impulsive song he ever
wrote, is included here in 2 versions. The first is the original heard on
Buckley’s 1970 ‘Starsailor’ album in all it’s 12-string glory. Previously
unissued, the second ‘Song To The Siren’ was recorded live on the Screen
Gems set of ‘The Monkees’, for episode number 58 ‘Mijacogeo’ (The Frodis
Caper)’. Monkee Micky Dolenz who directed the episode, also introduces the

other news….

The February issue of UK magazine ‘Record Collector’ reports that Elvis
Costello is to turn his hand to writing a TV series for Warner Bros in
America about ‘some beautiful girls who play rock’n’roll and have a ball
spending someone else’s money’. They’ll also engage in all kinds of
‘Monkees’ adventures, and Costello will write an original song for each


the ‘Monkees Definitive’ is a single-CD compilation album due for UK release
on 23 February, followed by release in the US 3 days later. The catalogue
number will be 8573 866912. Track listing unavailable at the time of


Rhino Handmade plan a Spring 2001 UK release for the ‘Headquarters Sessions’
3 CD set, previously only available on-line.

from steve bradley


From: “Doreen Klein-Pritsos”

Here’s a link to the seating chart for the Taj Mahal. I know some of you
are going to try for tickets tomorrow.



From: “Alicia C.”

Hello everyone, The Monkees were in The Tampa Tribune paper on Jan. 26 , in
the Friday Extra letting us know that they wiil be in concert March 1st.
Fox 13 news channel say’s they will probably announce it a week before the
concert!! I hope they do!!!


From: “Alicia C.”

Hello Monkee fans,
For everyone that’s going to The Monkees Reunion concert on March 1st., at
Ruth Eckerd Hall, if you want to meet them before the concert, go to the
left side of the building where the stars come in and you can get an eye
full along with autographs etc. PS. I’m in a wheelchair, so please let me
thru. Thank you!!!
Alicia Castellano


Monkee Business Fanzine Monkees News Update
updated January 25, 2001

Although the Monkees continue to plan their solo tour schedules, they will
be joining forces for a short tour March 1 through April 4. The dates are
below—some are confirmed, some are still being confirmed and could
change, and
there’s still room for further additions. For updates, check here or David
official tour website,, or at

Davy, Micky, and Peter did a photo shoot recently for an upcoming issue of
“Vanity Fair” magazine, and their upcoming reunion has already been
profiled on
“Entertainment Tonight”. The reunion tour is being handled by David
Fishof, who
produced the guys’ 1986 tour. Fishof recently became Davy Jones’ personal
and wants to steer Davy’s career back toward the stage and the musical
he also envisions the Monkees’ tour leading up to a stint on Broadway.

March 1, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL, 727-791-7400
March 2, House of Blues, Orlando, FL, 407-934-2583
March 3, Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, Pompano Beach, FL, 954-946-2402
March 4, Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL, 904-355-2787
March 6, Center Stage Theatre, Atlanta, GA, 404-885-1365
March 8, State Theatre, Easton, PA, 610-252-3132
March 9, Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, MA, 978-454-2299
March 10, Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT, 203-265-1501
March 11, Westbury Music Fair, Westbury, NY, 516-334-0800
March 14, The 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, 202-265-0930
March 15, Kahuna Pavilion, Wilmington, DE, 302-571-8401
March 16-17, Xanadu Theatre, Trump Taj Mahal Casino/Hotel,
Atlantic City, NJ, 609-449-5150
March 18, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT, 888-226-7711
March 21, Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY, 877-833-SHOW
March 22, Mountaineer Racetrack/Gaming Resort, Chester, WV, 800-8040-HOT
March 23, Palace Theatre, Columbus, OH, 614-469-9850
March 24, Sam’s Town Casino/Hotel, Tunica, MS, 800-456-0711
March 25, Star Plaza Theater, Merrillville, IN, 219-769-6600
March 29-April 4, Hollywood Theatre, MGM Grand Casino, Las Vegas,
NV, 800-929-1111

Fishof tells MBF that the guys will be recording new versions of
Monkees hits in February for boy band mogul Lou Pearlman’s Trans
Continental record label. The label’s new band Natural, described
in a recent issue of Pollstar as a “boy band that actually plays
instruments”, will tour with the Monkees. The Monkees’ tour may
generate a live Monkees album and live concert video/DVD.

Peter’s Shoe Suede Blues tour dates scheduled for the East Coast for
January, and March have been cancelled to allow Peter more time to prepare
for the upcoming Monkees reunion tour. Following the Monkees’ March tour,
Shoe Suede Blues will play the following dates:
April 20, The VanDyck, Schenectady, NY, 518-381-1111
April 21-22, Sit ‘N Bull Pub, Maynard, MA, 978-897-4663
April 24, The Stone Coast, Portland, ME, 207-773-2337
April 26,The Hungry Tiger, Manchester, CT, 860-649-1195
April 27-28, Chicago Blues, New York City, NY, 212-924-9755
April 29, Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, 732-502-0600
May 5, Club 66 in Edgewood, MD, 410-676-8966
May 6, Fan Party at Club 66 in Edgewood, MD, 301-843-2448

Peter has also been touring with James Lee Stanley, as the Two Man Band duo:
Jan. 26, The Point, Bryn Mawr, PA, 610-527-0988
Jan. 28, Muse at the Gray Goose, Londonderry, NH, 603-437-6085
(changed from Jan. 27)
Jan. 31, Fitzgerald’s, Chicago, IL, 708-788-6670
Feb. 1, Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI, 414-276-7288
Feb. 3, Fulton Opera House, Lancaster, PA, 717-397-7425
(changed from Feb. 4)
Feb. 10, Backstage at the Coffee Gallery, Altadena, CA, 626-398-7917

Davy can be found on tour, playing a number of solo
shows with his band across North America:
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—he’s
directing a
movie now and another in April—but he will still find time to tour with
the Monkees, with the Teen Idols (Micky, Bobby Sherman, and Peter
Noone), and in his own solo rock’n’roll show of Monkes hits and rock’n’roll
classics, backed by his band and his sister Coco on vocals.

Micky Solo Dates
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 (
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Trenton, New Jersey 08610-3622
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