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More prizes in Monkees CD Raffle!

April 3, 2011 by  
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Thanks for the great response to the Raffle of Monkees collectables! We
have had such a great response we are adding MORE items to the raffle!
Check the list below, we think you will enjoy these items!

Also, to clarify something: the Citibank c2it service you sign up for
apparently does not credit your account with the free $10 balance
immediately, it may take up to 2 days to appear in your account, then you
can send the payment for any tickets you wish to buy.

Thanks for all the support, we appreciate it and good luck!


Happy holidays to all Monkees fans!

As you probably know, I run the Monkees.Net web site and the Monkees.Net
Alert Newsletter for free, and I always try to come up with creative (and
mostly free) ways to pay for our web server, bandwidth and so forth. I hope
you will all support me with this one!


We are giving away the following prizes:

1 Peter / Davy / Micky 2001: Live in Las Vegas CD
new in shrink wrap – only available from the concert vendors!
1 Teen Idols T-Shirt
featuring Davy Jones, Peter Noone and Bobby Sherman
1 Monkees CD-ROM with unreleased Monkees audio track
6 color candid photos of all 4 Monkees
taken at the 1995 Platinum Record ceremony held by Rhino Records
1 Monkees backstage pass from the 30th anniversary tour
1 Monkees Logo sticker
1 Paperback book: Love Letters to The Monkees
2 Monkees Monthly Magazines from the 1960’s
with loads of classic photos
1 Autographed photo of Micky Dolenz
1 book: The Monkees Scrapbook by Edd Finn & T. Bone
1 Monkees clothing patch
1 Monkees Postcard
Plus: Other secret surprise Monkees collectables including a rare video!!

How do you get a ticket to this raffle? It’s simple and free and will only
require a few minutes of your time. There is a new person to person payment
service (similar to which very much wants you to sign up, so
much so that they are offering you $10 to open your account. They also pay
me a fee for referring you to them.

It’s called C2it and it is operated by Citibank, one of the largest banks
in the country. There will be a sign-up screen which will ask for some
personal information, but they use all of the most advanced security tools
to make sure your information remains private in their system, none of it
comes to me.

All you need to do is click this link:

Sign up for the service, then the $10 balance will be added to your account
within 2 days. When it arrives click “Send Cash” and send $1 from your
balance to this e-mail address:

Then you can do what you want with the remaining $9 in the account,
transfer it to your bank, withdraw via check, pay it to someone else, use
it for eBay auction payments, send it to me (if you are feeling
particularly generous!), whatever you like. Each $1 entry will buy one
ticket to win the raffle. Overseas readers may be able to use the service –
we will ship the prize anywhere – check the web page for details on
supported countries.

You can use this service to send last minute payments for Christmas
presents to friends as well! It’s totally free to use, no service charges
or fees on sending or receiving money within the USA.

I hope you all enjoy this contest, the deadline for entry is December 31,
2001. The winner will be picked by random number from all entries and
announced on January 5, 2002. Please – tell your friends! If you have any
questions, please contact me at the e-mail address above.

Thanks very much for making time for us this season, we appreciate your
support of our free services and keep Monkeeing around!!

Brad Waddell


From: Melhi

“Tribute” is a feature length rockumentary about tribute bands and “The
Missing Links” Monkees tribute band happens to be one of the bands featured
in the film.

This little flick has garnered some glowing reviews, did very well at its
AFI premiere and a recent free screening in NY and it seems to be
attracting a nice little cult following. Who knows, maybe it’ll get a
wider release or be made available on home video/DVD before too long. 🙂

For more info, visit the movie’s official website:


The Monkees Mailing List and Resource Site
Featuring the Official Monkees FAQs!


From: “Randi L. Waddell”

Wed, Dec 19, USA TODAY LIFE section, Micky is quoted in the cover story
about Lord of the Rings!
He reveals he may have influences kids to read it in 67 since he wore a
“Frodo Lives” button on the show!

These fans make Tolkien worship a lifelong habit

By Susan Wloszczyna, USA TODAY

They say if you can remember the ’60s, you weren’t really there. So don’t be
too hard on Micky Dolenz of the pre-fab pop group known as The Monkees if he
can’t recall when he first encountered The Lord of the Rings trilogy with
its benevolent wizards, surreal beasts and sword-wielding warriors. “I do
remember people comparing notes on the books,” he says, “reading them from
cover to cover, maybe even a couple times.” Nevertheless, the lead singer on
such hits as I’m a Believer did his bit to spread the word. In 1967 or so,
when the chart-topping TV band began to don more self-expressive outfits on
its weekly series, Dolenz pinned a button on his hippie-style poncho: “Frodo
Lives!” Today, that would be akin to Britney Spears sporting a navel charm
engraved “Beowulf Rocks!”

The slogan referred to the furry-footed hobbit hero of Rings who bravely
bears the burden of ridding Middle-earth of evil. “I had the buttons made
and handed them out,” says the actor/musician, 56, one of the legion of
older devotees of the fantasy epic who are eager (if nervous) to see the
$270 million live-action movie versions whose first episode, The Fellowship
of the Ring, opens today. “It was a cult thing.”

Teenyboppers more used to flipping through 16 magazine joined the campus
crowd in devouring Oxford professor J.R.R. Tolkien’s three-part tale. And
the cult grew into a movement.

Rings was a modest success when it was first published in 1954-55. But its
popularity swelled in 1965 when the official paperback edition arrived in
the States. A total of 3 million copies sold between ’65 and ’68 alone.
These days, the figure stands at 100 million and climbing, and the novels
have been translated into 25 other languages.

Unlike Dolenz, many of those who came of age during the ’60s and ’70s can
readily recollect when they first entered the mystical realm of Gandalf the
wizard, Galadriel the elf queen and the mighty mortal Aragorn. And, contrary
to popular opinion, they weren’t a bunch of acid-dropping freaks. They found
profound visions enough in Tolkien’s words.


From: Karen

In the Special 35th Anniversary Issue of Phoeinx Magazine, there’s a
section on Phoenix in the 1960s. On pages 92 and 93, there’s a picture of
the Monkees’ arrival in Phoenix for their January 1967 concert. The photo
shows Mike and Peter exiting from their “armoured” limo in Veterans
Memorial Coliseum.

Happy Holidays!



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