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From: Kim

The VH-1 Behind the Music show for the Monkees will be on 2/27/01 at 4pm
EST, according to .


From: Chan’nel

I went to see “O Brother How Art Thow” last night, and at the end of
the movie they have the girls who play Clooney’s daughters sing Angel Band
(Mike’s song on Missing Links vol. 3) while they are walking. They also
played it at the ending credits but I don’t know who was singing it. It wa=
a plesent surprise.

(ed: Michael did not write this song, it is traditional, but the Missing
Links CD accidentally credited him as writing it.)


From: Bonnie Verrico

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know the tour schedule for Peter Tork
and Shoe Suede Blues’ “Spring Into the Blues” tour this

Fri, April 20 – 7:00pm and 9:30pm
The VanDyck, 237 Union Street, Schenectady, NY
Phone 518-381-1111, web
Tickets $22

Sat & Sun, April 21 & 22 – 2 shows each night (times TBA)
Sit N’ Bull Pub, 163 Main Street, Maynard, MA
Phone 978-897-4663, web
Tickets TBA

Sun, April 23 – Possible NH gig

Tues, April 24 – 2 shows, starting at 9:00pm
Stone Coast Blues Room, 14 York Street, Portland, ME
Phone 207-773-2337
Tickets $12 advance, $15 at door

Thur, April 26 – 2 shows, starting at 9:30pm
The Hungry Tiger, 120 Charter Street, Manchester, CT
Phone 860-649-1195, web
Tickets $15

Fri & Sat, April 27 & 28 – 2 shows, starting at 10:30pm
Chicago Blues, 73 8th Street, New York City, NY
Phone 212-924-6811, web review
Tickets $20

Sun, April 29 – 9:30pm
Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ
Phone 732-502-0600,web
Tickets $13 advance, $15 at the door

Tues, May 1 – 8:00pm
Bodles Opera House, 39 Main Street, Chester NY
Phone 845-469-4595, web
Tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door

Wed, May 2 – 10:00pm
Funky Phish, 1668 Union Blvd, Bayshore (Long Island), NY
Phone 631-665-9851, web
Tickets TBA

Thurs, May 3 – TBA

Fri, May 4 – 10:30pm
Rusty Nail, 2580 Haverford Rd, Ardmore, PA
Phone 610-649-6245
Cover at Door (TBA)

Sat, May 5 – Time 7:00pm
Club 66, 207 Edgewood Road, Edgewood, MD
Phone 410-676-8966, web
Tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door

Sun, May 6 – 1:00-4:00pm
“Spring Into the Blues” Fan Party
Club 66, 207 Edgewood Road, Edgewood, MD
Contact the Fiore Promos Agency for Tickets and information
Phone 301-843-2448, e-mail
Tickets $30 advance, $35 at the door. Children 10 and under
$15. Group rate of $25 for groups of 4 or more adults.
Advance ticket requests must be recieved by April 18, 2001
Check or Money order for Tickets should be made out to Fiore
Promos, and mailed to: Fiore Promos Agency, Events
Department, 2014 Tanglewood Drive, Waldorf MD 20601.
Ticket Price Includes: Hot/Cold Buffet Lunch, Performances
by Shoe Suede Blues and Jane
Join Peter Tork, Tadg Galleran, Michael Sunday, Stevie Gurr
and John Palmer for music, conversation, food and fun at
this private fan party! The event will only be open to
ticket holders and limited to approximately 80 people, so
there will plenty of time for meeting and talking with your
favorite band member.

Sun, May 6 – Possible evening performance in Baltimore, MD

Peter Tork & Shoe Suede Blues
Spring Tour! April 20-May 6, 2001


From: Amy Roundtree

This is the story I wrote after I received e-mails from several worldwide
Monkees fans I contacted through the alert e-mail. This story will be
published this week in the Tampa Bay area in the free community newspaper
“In the Loop.” Thanks again to everyone who helped

The Original Boy Band – The Monkees Are Back Again
By Amy Roundtree

Here they come again.

Before the members of the Backstreet Boys or N’SYNC were even born, Ameri=
teenagers grooved to the beat of the original boy band, The Monkees.

The Monkees 2001 Tour kicks off right over the bridge in Clearwater on Marc=
1 at Ruth Eckerd Hall and the golden oldie favorite group is back with a ne=
sound orchestrated by current pop maestro Lou Pearlman.

Three of the original Monkees, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork have
gotten back together for the fifth time since 1969 and will be touring the
US from March 1 through April 6. Don’t think this is the last time you’=
hear about the pre-fab four, this reunion tour is planned to take the group
to Broadway, according to tour promoter David Fishof.

Davy Jones, still the cuddly cute teen heartthrob of the group, verified
those plans.

“I look forward to a Broadway show,” said Jones, who insists that he’s th=
only good-looking guy from the 60s. “Roy Davies [from The Kinks] says he ha=
the best looking butt, but he hasn’t seen mine. I don’t look all jowly =
old like the other guys from the 60s. The important thing is that when the
Monkees get on stage, we have a good time, and we know that the audience is
having a great time. We develop improvisations and little skits that will
eventually become a show, and we will take that as far as it goes.
Hopefully, the fans will be seeing us on Broadway in the next couple of
years. Our onstage show is different from other musical acts, though.
There’s dialogue and it’s a whole theatrical event just because we’re=
We’re unique, not like a lot of bands that just get on stage and sing the
hits and that’s all folks. We really have a good time together as a group=
stage and I’m very confident standing next to two guys I know I can rely

Jones also said that working with Lou Pearlman in Orlando was like reliving
the first days of the Monkees phenomenon. “He’s developed so many new
talents, and Pearlman brings together the most talented artists and
producers, it’s like when the Monkees first started and we had the best
songwriters and studio musicians working together.”

On the upcoming tour, the Monkees will record a live performance in Atlanti=
City that will be released as a cd that will include the recently remixed
classics “Daydream Believer,” “Valleri,” and “I’m Not Your Steppin’ Sto=

At this point, everyone knows that the Monkees did not play the instruments
on the group’s first two albums, but Jones says that was just how records
were made in those days. “Everyone had studio musicians, the Beach Boys, th=
Animals, the Association, the Turtles, =97they all worked with different
musicians to develop their sound. We were only different because we had our
own television show each week. Years before they developed music video
television, we taped our own music video each week and it was broadcast on
national television.”

In the past three years, the Monkees have been the subject of two televisio=
specials, an E! True Hollywood Story, and the VH1 double whammy =AD the mov=
“Daydream Believer,” and Behind the Music.

In 1999, long-time holdout Michael Nesmith (remember the guy with the
sideburns and omnipresent green wool hat) reunited in 1999 for the
aforementioned specials and a few concert dates in England, as well as a ne=
cd “Justus,” which was performed, written and produced by all four Monkees.
Despite the tell-all television features and intimate biographies about
Jones, Dolenz and Nesmith, there are still a few things that the general
public does not know about the Monkees.

For instance, you might know that the singles “Last Train to Clarksville”,
“I’m a Believer” and “Daydream Believer” reached number one in the US, bu=
did you know that from 1966-1968 records by The Monkees outsold the Beatles
and The Rolling Stones combined? Or did you realize that when the Monkees
reunited for the group’s 20th anniversary in 1986, their original seven
albums hit the Top 40 charts again, a feat only matched by Pink Floyd, Led
Zeppelin and the Beatles.

But don’t think that our favorite fifty-something fellows have been
twiddling their thumbs between Top 40 hits, they each have developed their
own highly successful solo careers.

Of course, this is the new millennium and all four Monkees oversee
individual websites that offer personal information about the guys as well
as a listing of tour dates and merchandise. There are also numerous
fan-based sites that keep updated listings of the Monkees whereabouts and
current projects.

Michael Nesmith, who has been credited with helping conceive the idea of
Music Television, stays active with the Gihon Foundation and its bi-annual
think tank known as the Council on Ideas, which was established by his
mother, Bette Graham, who also invented Liquid Paper. Nesmith heads Pacific
Arts, a video distribution company that was awarded $47 million in a 1999
lawsuit against PBS. Old Wool-hat is also an author, his first novel, “The
Long Sandy Hair of Neftoon Zamora” was released in 1998 and he is actively
working on movie scripts and a second novel.

As for the short English one, Davy Jones has recently completed the second
edition of his autobiography, Davy Jones: Daydream Believin’, which updates
his life and career to the present. Jones has actively toured the world
performing in live concerts and Broadway revival performances over the
years, and he has continued following his first passion: horses. On Februar=
1, 1996, Davy won his first face under rules in England, riding his ace
horse, Digpast.

Crazy curly-haired drummer Micky Dolenz has participated in nearly every
aspect of visual arts in the past 30 years. As an actor, director, producer=
musician, cartoon voice-over talent, painter and author in the United State=
and in England, Dolenz has easily kept himself occupied. This year alone,
Dolenz directed a movie in January and will direct another in April, but he
will still find time to tour with the Monkees, with the Teen Idols, and in
his own solo show of Monkees hits and rock and roll classics.

Folkie-favorite Peter Tork has maintained a prosperous solo musical career
throughout the years. Tork has been touring recently with long-time creativ=
partner James Lee Stanley and also with his band, Shoe Suede Blues. His
recently released solo album, Stranger Things Have Happened, has been noted
in several national and international media.

You may ask, what keeps the big red Monkeemobile rolling along the highway?
That’s easy, they have legions of fans, three generations of Monkee
maniacs who are anxiously awaiting every new project, such as the recently
released 3-cd set “The Headquarters Sessions,” and the upcoming “Monkees
Music Box” 4-cd box set.

One way that Monkees fans keep in contact is through the Official Monkees
website at , which supports the Monkees
Alert Mailing List. More than 3,000 fans worldwide receive the group e-mail
containing the latest news about each of the Monkees.

Of course, several fans get the opportunity to meet each other on internet
message boards, like Susan Taylor, who flew to London with two cyberpals to
see their favorite Monkee Mike Nesmith onstage.

The Tampa Bay area and Central Florida in general really is swarming with
Monkees fans of all ages and descriptions, but the phenomenon is anything
but local.

For instance, take Jennifer Lee from Orlando, she got turned on to the
Monkees during 1986 when the series ran on MTV and Nickelodeon. Deborah
Estes also became a fan during the second wave of Monkeemania, and like mos=
die-hard followers, she has gotten to meet two of the Monkees, Micky and Da=
have both had solo appearances in the area in the past year. But several
fans have traveled far and wide to see their favorite Monkee in person.

Debbie Elmore from Glendora, California, has been a fan since the beginning=
and she has gone to see Peter and his new band, Shoe Suede Blues, several
times. She also spent several hours one evening talking to Peter’s
girlfriend and taking photos for friends. Another fan, Laurie Henry, met he=
husband while attending one of Peter’s solo concerts in Clearwater in 198=

First-generation fan Judy Anghelescu and long-time local Monkee-lover Jana
Horne have both traversed the Atlantic to see the Monkees onstage. Combined=
the pair has probably seen more than 20 Monkees concerts. And like many
other fans who have gotten to personally meet the Monkees, Anghelescu
remembers their gracious attitude toward their fans.

When she met Davy after a concert in Mississippi, Anghelescu mentioned that
she was almost out of gas. “He was so concerned, digging in his pockets to
give me money, so worried I would not make it home,” she said. “Assuring hi=
that I would be all right, when he walked me to the door, he made me promis=
to come back if I didn’t think I would make it.”

Some fans devote a lot of time to their favorite band, like Jan Chilton of
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, who has followed Davy Jones’ career for mor=
than 30 years. She also runs a website in his honor.

Alicia Castellano, an Ybor City resident, goes to see Davy whenever she can=
“I saw him for the first time on Dec. 5th, 1998,” she remembers. “And I onl=
asked him for autographs and he asked me for my name, and address. I was so
freaked out, he made my dream even better because when we went inside for
the concert, he mentioned my name about four or five times on stage and
dedicated “I’ll love you forever” to me. I started crying tears of

Davy Jones remembers Alicia Castellano, too. “Everybody’s important to me=
said Jones. “Fans like Alicia are what keep the Monkees going. She’s a
mega-fan and her support has meant an awful lot to me.”

Like Chilton and Castellano, most fans shower their affections on one Monke=
in particular. Most fans cite Micky as their favorite Monkee, and most who
do say it’s because of his singing talents.

One fan wrote, “His voice is just out of this world.” Shari Bond adds, “I
love them all, but Micky’s sense of humor and dreamy, romantic voice have
always done it for me.”

The current wave of Monkeemania has brought along another generation of
fans. For instance, 14-year-old Jennifer Gagen carries her Monkees lunchbox
to school every day. And when Mary Lewis and her sister thought that the
1997 Monkees tour would be the group’s last, they drive to Virginia to ca=
the next concert. Since then, she’s been able to see them onstage more th=
16 times in six states.

Once more, Lewis will be among the thousands of fans who see the Monkees on
tour this year in what is being billed locally as the group’s final tour.
“There will be no final tour for the Monkees,” said Davy Jones. “People
still see the show every day; they still hear the songs on the radio. The
Monkees can’t stop going on together. The public won’t allow it.”

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