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Micky TV Interview

April 3, 2011 by  
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Q&A with Micky Dolenz

By Kevin Eck

It’s been more than 40 years since Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith
and Peter Tork — collectively known as The Monkees — took America by storm
with a popular network television series and a string of No. 1 albums and
singles. Although the series about a fictional rock band was canceled in
1968 after just two seasons and The Monkees as a recording act were done in
1970, they did not just fade away. Three members of the group reunited for a
highly successful tour in 1986, and they also toured at various times in the
1990s and even as late as 2001.

Dolenz, who played drums and sang the majority of The Monkees’ hits, still
tours as a solo artist. He is scheduled to perform at The Dundalk Heritage
Fair at Dundalk Heritage Park on Sunday at 8 p.m.

I conducted a phone interview with Dolenz, 64, Friday.

Tell us about the set list for the shows you are doing on this tour.

I do all of the big Monkees hits, of course. I sang most of them. So I do
all the big hits and I do them in their entirety. I think you sort of have
this unspoken bond with an audience when you’re in a position like I am.
They’re there to hear those hits and I know that. I give them all that, and
I try to keep pretty faithful to the intent of the original song and the
style, even the tone of the instruments. Now having said that, peppered
within all the big Monkees songs, I’ll tell some stories. For instance, I’ll
tell a story about meeting the Beatles in London in the ’60s and going to
some of the Abbey Road recording sessions, and then I’ll sing a song that I
actually heard them recording. Or I’ll tell the story of Jimi Hendrix when
he was our opening act after I found him at the Monterey Pop Festival, and
then I’ll do a Hendrix tune.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/bal-dolenz0704,0,6716853.story

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Video Interview

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) — He doesn’t Monkey around, and Friday night Micky
Dolenz was all business as he wowed the crowd at Ashalnd’s Summer Motion.

“It’s hard to beat this, you know,” Dolenz said. “It’s just pretty cool to
do rock ‘n roll. I mean, people show up and they know all the songs.”

Dolenz spent years as a member of the Monkees and then made music on his
own.

He says the fans want to hear the classics.

“I really stick to the original versions of the songs, and I do them in
their entirety, and I don’t mess about,” he said. “I think it’s really
important for an audience that comes to something like this. They wanna hear
those songs written by Carol King that I sang, and Neil Diamond and all
these great song writers that I had.”

Dolenz says he might do another Broadway Show in the near future.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/49898317.html

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From: Charles F. Rosenay

NEWS RELEASE TO MONKEES FAN CLUBS, MONKEES NEWS GROUPS

PETER TORK SIGNS ON TO APPEAR AS SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOR AT “BEATexpo 2009”

Connecticut: Join fellow fans from “across the universe” for a day-long
convention in celebration of the fans and the music of The Beatles, as well
as The Monkees and 60’s pop music, as the Liverpool Productions fan club
presents “BEATexpo 2009” on Sunday, November 29th, 2009 at the Holiday Inn
Downtown Stamford, 700 E. Main Street in Stamford, CT. This is the first
event of its kind in Connecticut in 12 years.

There will be special guests, concerts by tribute bands including “The
Beatles Forever Band,” “Octopus’s Garden” and Tim Palmieri’s “The A-Z
Beatles Songbook Show;” a rock & roll flea market/memorabilia marketplace;
rare video shows; special exhibits and displays; a “penny” auction and many
other features, events and attractions. “The Beatles Forever Band” is made
up of former members of the Connecticut tribute band “The Neatles,” who
actually headlined the original Beatles conventions in the state in the
early eighties.

Special guests of honor at BEATexpo include:

~Peter Tork of The Monkees at his first-ever convention for fans of The
Beatles. He will be talking about how The Monkees were molded from The
Beatles image, what it was like being side-by-side with The Beatles as the
largest pop-rock musical act of the 60’s, about his personal association of
The Monkees’ only film with The Beatles’ song “Strawberry Field Forever,”
about filming a commercial with Ringo Starr, and numerous other stories and
anecdotes. Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz have previously appeared at similar
Beatles conventions. This is the first-ever expo appearance for Peter Tork,
a resident of Connecticut. He will be meeting fans, signing autographs, be
available for photos and talking onstage in a question and answer period on
Sunday, November 29. His concert performance will be in the hotel’s ballroom
the night before, Saturday, November 28.

~Dennis Ferrante, John Lennon’s Recording Engineer
Grammy award winning recording engineer will talk about his years of
producing and engineering John Lennon’s albums from “Imagine” thru “Rock n
Roll.” Ferrante, who worked closely with Lennon throughout the ’70s on such
classic albums as “Imagine,” “Some Time In New York City,” “Mind Games,”
“Walls And Bridges,” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll” says that Lennon’s death absolutely
leveled him: “I cried all night. And I just couldn’t get over it, it was
like they shot my father, or my mother, or my brother. And I was so
distraught, I didn’t go back to work for almost a week. I stayed home. And
it’s funny because nobody called. ‘Cause they knew that I had worked with
him.” He will be meeting fans, signing autographs, be available for photos
and talking onstage in a question and answer period on Sunday, November 29.

~Sid Bernstein – the famed Promoter
Sid Bernstein is the legendary promoter who worked with Beatles’ manager
Brian Epstein to bring The Beatles to America. He produced their historic
1964 Carnegie Hall concert and both their 1965 and 1966 Shea Stadium shows,
the first stadium concerts in history. He imported the British Invasion to
the shores of New York City and helped build the dreams of The Beatles,
Rolling Stones, Herman’s Hermits, the Moody Blues, the Kinks, James Brown,
Ray Charles, John Denver, Joan Baez, Miles Davis, the Rascals, Frank
Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, ABBA, Aretha
Franklin, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and the list goes on and on. He will be
meeting fans, signing autographs, be available for photos and talking
onstage in a question and answer period on Sunday, November 29.

~Greg Hawkes from The Cars,
Greg Hawkes played with Paul McCartney on his album “Flowers in the Dirt”
and is recognized as one of the foremost keyboard players in the music
industry. A huge Beatles fan himself, Greg Hawkes has recorded a tribute
album of Beatles songs performed entirely on the ukelele(!) entitled “The
Beatles Uke.” He will be meeting fans, signing autographs, be available for
photos and talking onstage in a question and answer period on Sunday,
November 29. His concert performance will be in the hotel’s ballroom the
night before, Saturday, November 28.

~Butch Patrick of The Munsters
Iconic sixties TV star and pop culture personality Butch Patrick is best
known for his child role as “Eddie Munster” on the hit television program
“The Munsters.” Butch Patrick is a long-time Beatles fan and collector who
has authored a book on his life and his experiences. Coincidentally, Butch
Patrick appeared in The Monkees’ TV show. He will be meeting fans, signing
autographs, be available for photos and talking onstage in a question and
answer period on Sunday, November 29. He will also be part of the Special
Pre-Show Concert Event on Saturday, November 28.
More guests of honor and celebrity appearances will be announced. There will
be autographs signings and interviews, including question & answer sessions,
with all the guests.

The rock & roll flea market and memorabilia marketplace will feature over 50
vendors buying – selling – trading every imaginable collectible, including
records, CDs, DVDs, videos, photos, buttons, posters, picture sleeves, boxed
sets, autographs, dolls, original tickets, books, magazines and much more.
Paraphernalia will be priced as low as fifty cents for some items, and much
more for the higher-end collectors items.

“Ticket to Ride” All-Day Passes for Sunday (Noon-8pm) are only $15.00 in
advance or $20.00 at the door (if the event isn’t sold out in advance).
There is also an early-bird V.I.P. admission which gets fans and collectors
in at 11am for first crack at the vendors ($30.00), and they may stay on all
day. Advance tickets available at: https://beatexpo.ticketleap.com/BEATexpo

There will also be a Special Pre-Show Concert Event on Saturday, November
28, 2009 at 8pm with special guests, bands and attractions. Tickets $15.00
advance or $20 at the door (if not sold out in advance). Advance tickets
available at: https://beatexpo.ticketleap.com/BEATexpo. It is this Special
Pre-Show Concert Event where Peter Tork and some of the other special guests
will be performing live on stage in the ballroom.

“BEATexpo 2009” Special Room Rates at the Holiday Inn Downtown Stamford only
$79.00. Call for room reservations: (203) 358-8400 or toll-free (800)
465-4329. Website: http://www.histamford.com/
Parking for this event will be Free.

For updates and further information, visit www.ToursAndEvents.com or call
(203) 795-4737. You may also email TourEvents@aol.com.

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Christmas Cheer from Davy

April 3, 2011 by  
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EX-MONKEE DAVY JONES GETS US IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH NEW SOLO
DOWNLOAD ‘IT’S CHRISTMAS’
December 19, 2008

WHAT MAKES CHRISTMAS ‘CHRISTMASSY’

EX MONKEE DAVY JONES ASKS ‘THREE WISE MEN

Santa is still #1

‘Chestnuts roasting on an Open Fire’ or ‘Jack Frost nipping at your
nose’? What makes Christmas ‘feel Christmassy’

(MMD Newswire) December 19, 2008 — From Credit-Crunched Toy retailers
keen to sell their goods to devout Christians wanting to increase
their flock for the Christmas Services, marketing men and academics
have argued for years over the icons and tokens that surround
Christmas. Is it a pagan Festival or a Christian time to think of
others? Or just an excuse to drink and eat too much and argue with the
in-laws

Davy Jones, one-time boy singer with The Monkees, decided to make a
new Xmas song for ‘the terrible year of 2008’, he sought the help of
the men in white coats

Three songwriters dubbed ‘three wise men’ researched the themes and
ideas that surround the holiday period with the help of the public,
academics, scientists and composers of previous hits, and now they
claim to have found the twenty things that really make Christmas so
‘Christmassy’

Their results were not an idle academic study, because they have put
the top twenty ‘Christmassy things’ in a rocking new Xmas download by
Davy Jones of the Monkees, released worldwide on i-tunes and other
download sites on Monday 15th December 2008. A Limited Edition three
track CD is available on the UK site of Amazon

The writers, Rikki Blue, Paul Clark and Stephen Irvine, used Google,
Yahoo, ‘hits’ on websites, themes of popular tv specials and a
specially commissioned poll of music fans, and were surprised that the
twenty most popular aspects of Christmas included kids, Reindeer and
parties- and Religion.

“We wanted to create the ultimate Xmas song that would chime with kids
from London, Moscow, Washington, Tokyo and Sydney- a real rock number
that combines what makes us feel good during the coldest most
miserable part of the year.”

The song features the classic and the clich=E9d from sleighbells to a
kid’s chorus. 10% of the profits from the song will be going to help
sick children in UK hospitals.

Having created ‘the most annoyingly Christmassy Christmas song ever’
we needed to throw in the twenty most popular Christmassy things and
began a search to see what makes Santa Rock’n’ Roll.”

“We found that, despite becoming a more Secular society, at the heart
of the twenty most Christmassy things we found the core ingredients
for a fun time- from sweets and Carol singing to Bing Crosby.” Said
Paul Clark, one of the lyricists.

Before we all rush to condemn the list as yet another cynical nail in
the coffin of the traditional Christmas of old, Davy Jones says to
take it all with a pinch of salt. “It’s a fun song and a real
Christmassy thing. If people ‘get it’ and it lifts them up at the end
of a horrible year that’s great. We’re just having a good time and
reminding everyone that Christmas is about laughter and family.
Hopefully it will sell enough for us to donate a decent sum to a UK
children’s hospital, so it’s in a good cause. It’s only rock ‘n’ roll
– It’s Christmas!”

The results of the study show the twenty most popular things that we
think are ‘Christmassy’ –

1. Santa/ Father Christmas/ St Nicholas
2. Reindeer/ Rudolph
3. Toys
4. Sweets and Xmas food and drink
5. Games with the family
6. Cheer – including alcohol
7. The Party of the Year
8. Xmas Rock’n’Roll
9. Church Bells
10. Sleighbells
11. Children singing Carols
12. Bing Crosby and White Christmas
13. Tinsel
14. Cards
15. Gifts
16.Being with someone we love
17. Xmas or Yule Tree
18. Nostalgia- turning back the clock
19. Religion- Christianity
20. Scrooge from Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’

The composers, who have released the song by Davy Jones as a worldwide
download for Christmas, incorporated the entire list into the lyrics-
in the order of popularity.

“We start with Santa and his Reindeer and end with the ending of A
Christmas Carol. It’s a list of Christmassy. Now that’s my idea of a
modern ‘It’s A Wonderful Life'” said the composers.

LYRICS TO ‘IT’S CHRISTMAS’ BY DAVY JONES

Santa’s tuning up his band
Reindeer’s revving up as planned
It’s here, It’s Christmas time
Let’s make this Christmas fine.

Toys and Sweets and Games and Cheer
For the Party of the year

This year we’re really gonna have a ball
It’s Christmas
Come on it’s only Rock ‘n’ Roll
It’s Christmas

The Church Bells ring out ding-a-ling
The sleighbells ring out ting-a-ling
The children sing Bing sing-a-ling
It’s Christmas

It’s more than tinsel, cards and gifts to me
There’s someone special sitting under Yule Tree

This year we’re turning back the clock
It’s Christmas
Come on- Are you ready to rock?
It’s Christmas

“And so, as Tiny Tim observed=85.
God Bless us, every one”

Lyrics (c) 2008 Blue/Clark/Irvine (P) 2008 Formative Records – used
with permission

BACKGROUND

IT’S CHRISTMAS BY DAVY JONES

The short version: The new single by Monkees legend Davy Jones, ‘It’s
Christmas’, brings us wide-eyed Christmas cheer.

The long version: ‘It’s Christmas’ is a Christmas present to this mad,
sad world, direct from Monkees legend Davy Jones. A Christmas single,
it’s filled to the brim with the raffish mischief and bonhomie that
has so long been Davy’s trademark, and it’s just plain good fun. As
Davy says,

‘It’s been a dreadful year in some ways, but this song is full of hope
for the future. It’s about the true meaning of Christmas, and having a
good time with those who matter most to us. Christmas has always been
‘more than tinsel, cards and gifts.’ If it lifts people that’s
enough.’

The start of the song is a none-too-subtle nod to the classic spoken
word introduction to ‘Daydream Believer’. ‘What day is it Skip?’ Davy
asks.

A dozen children shout in reply. ‘It’s Christmas Day!’ ‘Oh right! No
need to get excited, it’s because=85 I’m sure you know.’ At this point
Davy is interrupted by a sudden thwack on a snare, and we quickly find
ourselves rollicking through the first verse. ‘Santa’s tuning up his
band, Reindeer revving up as planned=85′

‘It’s Christmas’ is that most glorious of things, a ridiculous
Christmas single, fully adorned with sleigh-bell solos, children’s
choirs, and vast quantities of Christmas cheer.

FACTSHEET

Who: Davy Jones

What: ‘It’s Christmas’ single release

At radio: From November 15th

For download: From December 15th, available from iTunes
[worldwide], Rhapsody, Napster, Amazon MP3, Lala, Shockhound, Groupie
Tunes and Amie Street

Physical sales: A limited edition CD is available only from
Amazon’s UK store, www.amazon.co.uk , from December 1 (featuring the
radio mix along with two Christmas cracker remixes)

A little more about Davy Jones and the Monkees

Born and bred in Manchester, Davy Jones began entertaining at 11 years
old as Ena Sharples’ grandson on Coronation Street. Theatrical agents
rushed for his signature, and he quickly found himself starring in the
West-End as Oliver’s The Artful Dodger. By 16, he was playing this
role on Broadway, and it was for this role that Davy was nominated for
the prestigious Tony Award. Soon he found himself on the legendary Ed
Sullivan Show – and his debut there was the very episode that
introduced The Beatles to the US. From this moment Davy was infected
with a desire for pop-star adulation.

He says:

‘I saw those guys [The Beatles] on Ed Sullivan. They’re from the
North too, you know. Well, there they were performing in the US, and
everyone was going crazy. That just changed my life, I guess.’

A miraculously short time later, Davy found himself with all the
adulation he could handle, bobby-sox tumbling all over the world as
his made-for-TV band The Monkees enjoyed hit after hit. Davy compares
The Monkees TV show to legendary pseudo-documentary A Hard Day’s
Night:

‘There was no plot to The Monkees – it was just A Hard Day’s Night all
year long. They were great times, the Monkees days. It was crazy,
but we had so much fun!’

Four handsome boys with clean hair and irresistible smiles, the band
(and the show) brought happiness to everyone who came across them
during their flight through teenybopper stratospheres in the mid-60s,
and have continued to do so ever since. Their hits, ‘Daydream
Believer’, ‘Last Train to Clarksville’, ‘A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit
You’, and ‘Pleasant Valley Sunday’, all sold in the millions. The
biggest hit of all was ‘I’m a Believer.’

‘And then I saw her face,
And now I’m a believer!
I couldn’t leave her if I tried=85′

These simple lyrics, delivered over a beat backing with energy and
joy, proved irresistible. The track eventually spent an incredible 7
weeks at no. 1 in the US, along with a four week stint atop the UK
charts.

Following the demise of The Monkees in 1970, Davy has observed
entertainment fashions as they come and go, whilst still sneaking out
for occasional forays such as featured performances as Fagin in
Oliver, occasional music releases, and his many live performances.
Lately, he’s also tried his luck with the pen, writing a successful
memoir, Daydream Believin’.

ENDS

NOTES FOR EDITORS NOT FOR PUBLICATION:

An image of Davy Jones is available – email office@formative.tv
Song clip is available at www.formative.tv on the multimedia page

DAVY JONES IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW BY PHONE

For press and publicity, and regional radio enquiries, please contact:

office@formative.tv

http://www.mmdnewswire.com/christmas-davy-jones-4366.html

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SONGVEST TO LAUNCH HOLIDAY AUCTION OF MONKEES SONGS

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Offerings Include the TV Show’s “(Theme from) The Monkees,”
“Last Train to Clarksville,” “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone” and More
* * * * *

New Pricing Model Makes the World’s Only
“Memorabilia with a Paycheck” Affordable for All

SongVest(R), the company that recently reinvented the music
memorabilia business by offering the ultimate fan collectable — the
songs themselves — has announced their next major online auction with
a twist. Just in time for holiday shopping, beginning December 10 and
running through December 13, 2008, SongVest presents fans with the
incredible opportunity to own a percentage of the writer’s share of
royalties paid by EMI Music Publishing on songs made famous by The
Monkees. By auctioning off a portion of her share, Caroline Boyce,
widow of songwriter Tommy Boyce (half of the famed writing duo Boyce
and Hart), is giving Monkees fans an unprecedented chance to
participate in the careers of their favorite musicians. As SongVest is
now adding additional shares with lowered percentages – equaling lower
auction reserves for select items – the opportunity is within reach of
all fans.

Songs included in SongVest’s Monkees holiday auction include:

“(Theme from) The Monkees”
(1) Numbered, limited-edition 10% share
(5) Numbered, limited-edition 1% shares
“Last Train to Clarksville”
(1) Numbered, limited-edition 20% share
(5) Numbered, limited-edition 2% shares
“(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone”
(1) Numbered, limited-edition 5% share
(5) Numbered, limited-edition 1% shares
“I Wanna Be Free”
(2) Numbered, limited-edition 5% shares
“Words”
(2) Numbered, limited-edition 5% shares

In addition to a share of the royalties generated by their favorite
Monkees song, the high bidders will receive a limited-edition,
personalized, and numbered RIAA-certified album award plaque.

Song revenue information can be found at www.SongVest.com

Caroline Boyce and “(Theme from) The Monkees” plaque.

The Monkees aired from 1966-1968 on national primetime TV, and this
SongVest auction marks the 40th anniversary of the show’s finale.
During their show’s original run, the beloved band generated two #1
hits, three Top 10 hits and four #1 albums, out-selling The Beatles
and The Rolling Stones combined in 1967, with more than 16 million
albums sold.

“(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby
Hart, was a hit for The Monkees (US #20) and was covered by many
artists, such as Paul Revere and the Raiders (whose version actually
predated The Monkees), The Sex Pistols and more. It was also a hit for
PJ & Duncan in 1996, when it reached #11 on the British Singles Chart.

“Last Train to Clarksville,” included on The Monkees’ 1966 self-titled
album, was the group’s debut single, and peaked at #1 on the Billboard
Hot 100 chart in the United States. According to the song’s authors,
Boyce and Hart, the song is their protest of the Vietnam War. The tune
tells the story of a young man who has been drafted and is waiting for
the train that will take him to an army base, knowing he may die in
Vietnam.

By connecting songwriters with fans, SongVest has created a new and
viable venue for the trading of artists’ intellectual and commercial
property – their song rights and multiple associated royalty streams.
Buyers make money every time the songwriter does; and using SongVest’s
personalized, hassle-free Music Mogul Dashboard=99, they can easily
track the performance of their song portfolio. And because all
transactions are reviewed and managed by legal and financial experts
to make sure they’re entirely lawful, and that future royalty payments
are sent promptly, buyers can play their song all the way to the bank,
secure with the SongVest management team that has more than 50 years
experience in the songwriting industry.

About SongVest

“Your Favorite Song. Don’t Just Love It. Own It.”

SongVest’s management team has more than 50 years of experience in the
songwriting industry, and their board of advisors is comprised of top
talent in the areas of entertainment marketing, entertainment law, and
music publishing. Chief Marketing Officer David Prohaska is a seasoned
music marketing executive who has worked in startup mode for both
music and technology companies. Advisory Board members include Jeffrey
Foskett, a music industry insider who has worked with Paul McCartney,
Brian Wilson, Elton John, and more; Dave Spero, a legendary artist
manager and noted music memorabilia collector who has worked closely
with the Eagles, Cat Stevens, and the Allman Brothers’ Dickey Betts;
and Michael Lloyd, producer who has sold more than 100 million records
with artists such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Barry
Manilow.

Contact:
Erik Stein
estein@solters.com
213-639-6162

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From: Jennifer Huebl

December 8, 2008, 4:44 PM

Then They Saw His Face, Now They’re Believers

By JAMES BARRON

It was, Jim Kerr said, one of those “Rod Serling-esque ‘Twilight Zone’
experiences” for everyone involved. And it would not have happened if
he were not a “degenerate smoker.”

Mr. Kerr, the morning host on WAXQ-FM (104.3), was having a late
dinner on Saturday night at Elaine’s, the Upper East Side restaurant
for people whose names are inevitably rendered in boldface. With him
were Micky Dolenz, a star of the Monkees, the made-for-television
bubble gum band from the 1960s known for hit songs like “I’m a
Believer,” as well as Mr. Dolenz’s wife, Donna.

As smokers will do, Mr. Kerr went outside to light up a Kool.

From Elaine’s neighbor on Second Avenue, Pat O’Brien’s Bar, singing =97
some of it on key, some of it off =97 caught his attention. “Its
clientele is very young =97 I’d be surprised if the there was anybody in
there over 30,” Mr. Kerr said, “and they play the music really loud.”

Loud enough for a degenerate smoker to hear that they were playing
“I’m a Believer,” but not so loud as to drown out everyone singing
along. Which, to hear Mr. Kerr tell it, was just about everyone in Pat
O’Brien’s.

Mr. Kerr opened the door to Elaine’s: “Micky, get out here right now.”

Mr. Dolenz headed to the sidewalk, wondering what was going on. “I
said, ‘We’ve got to see this,?” Mr. Kerr recalled.

They stood in the doorway at Pat O’Brien’s, taking in the singalong.
“There was one young guy who looked like he was about 25 and was so
into it, doing all the mannerisms, all the vocal inflections,” Mr.
Kerr said.

“All of a sudden, a woman looks over at Micky Dolenz’s face and lets
out a big scream =97 ‘There’s the guy who sang it!'”

Mr. Dolenz is 63, but as Mr. Kerr said, “His face has never changed.”

The Pat O’Brien’s crowd poured onto the sidewalk =97 even the bartender
vaulted over the bar to invite Mr. Dolenz in for a drink, Mr. Kerr
said. Mr. Dolenz “was having his picture taken with a million
cellphones,” Mr. Kerr said, so he ran back into Elaine’s to get Mr.
Dolenz’s wife.

“We’d been talking about audiences that are aging,” he said, “but here
was this young crowd freaking out like Monkee mania all over again.”

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/08/then-they-saw-his-face-now-the=
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From: Aaron Handy

We lose yet another member of The Monkees television series’
celebrated staff. Courtesy of Monkeeland.com:

Robert Schlitt dies at 75

Writer-producer worked on ‘Matlock,’ ‘Five-0’

By VARIETY STAFF

Veteran television writer-producer Robert Schlitt died in Encino.
Calif. on Nov. 25. He was 75.

Schlitt served as producer and writer on “Matlock” and supervising
producer of “Father Dowling Mysteries” and wrote episodes of shows
including “The Mod Squad,” “Hawaii Five-O” and “The Streets of San
Francisco.”

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Schlitt served in the U.S. Army in Frankfurt and
Paris, playing in a Special Services Jazz Band.

In 1957 he graduated from Columbia U., then traveled to Paris where he
worked as an actor and musician for two years, along with assisting
French filmmaker Jacques Tati in film post-production.

Schlitt’s translation of Felicien Marceau’s “The Egg” opened at
Broadway’s Court Theater in 1960, where it was included on best-
of-season lists.

He also co-created and performed in a satirical radio sketch program
on WBAI, “It’s Your World And You Can Have It.”

This work landed him a trip to Hollywood to write the premiere episode
of The Monkees with his then partner, Peter Meyerson.

He continued to work in television for the next 35 years, with
episodic writing credits that included “The Nurses,” “NYPD,”
“Adam-12,” “Kung Fu” and “Lou Grant.”

Writer-producer credits include “The Blue Knight,” “Hill Street
Blues,” “Q.E.D.,” “Chicago Story,” “The Lazarus Syndrome,” “Jake and
The Fat Man” and the Perry Mason TV movies.

He also wrote two films, The Pyx and Been Down So Long It Looks Up To Me.

He is survived by his two sons, two daughters and four grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the LUNGevity Foundation’s Robert L. Schlitt
Memorial Fund, www.lungevity.org/RobertSchlitt or at 312 464-0716.

With Peter Meyersen, Schlitt’s written contributions to The Monkees
were its series premiere, “The Royal Flush,” and Episode No. 7, “The
Monkees In A Ghost Town,” the original story of No. 23, “Captain
Crocodile” (its teleplay they wrote with Gardner and Caruso), and No.
27, “Monkee Mother”.

To absent friends…

_______________________________________________
Aaron Handy III
The Aaron Handy III TV Web Shrine – A Site Dedicated To Favorite
Shows—Yours And Mine! – http://tvwebshrine.150m.com/

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Peter’s featured alumni – Class of 1959!

In being a big fan of Peter, I thought it would be cool to access his
high school’s website. In doing so, I came across that his school is
having a 50th anniversary celebration, and Peter is named in the class
of 1959 alumni!

I thought you might like to see this and perhaps share with the fans!
The school is also putting out a commemorative book and there is a
chance that Peter might be featured in the book.

Thanks for all the great emails and updates – I enjoy reading each and
every one.
Keep up all the good work!

Anne Pinna in New Port Richey, FL.

The following page from the “Edwin O. Smith High School” web site has
been sent to you by Anne Susan Pinna

You can access it at the following URL:
http://www.eosmith.org/index.php?option=3Dcom_content&task=3Dview&id=3D174&=
Itemid=3D218

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From: Valdirenzo

Many local Comcast cable systems are offering “The Monkees.”for FREE,
if you have their ON DEMAND service, which is included in many Comcast
packages. Here’s how to find the program. Click on ON DEMAND, which in
most Comcast systems is located on Channel 1. Then click on TV
ENTERTAINMENT. Next click on TUBE TIME and then select THE MONKEES. It
is available in a beautifully restored color version.

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from: Christine Schraml

Hi-
Thanks to everyone on the list for their great information.

Just got this forwarded to me from a friend. Micky is on the third
season of a reality show called Gone Country on CMT. It will debut in
January.
Christine

Below is a link from people.com announcing the cast:
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20238563,00.html

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Peter Tork Cancer Fight – Round 2

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Peter Tork’s Cancer Reoccurs

By Eric R. Danton | The Hartford Courant
1:24 PM EDT, June 11, 2009

Peter Tork, formerly of The Monkees, was part of the first class to graduat=
e
from E.O. Smith High School in Mansfield. He currently lives in Mansfield.

Peter Tork’s cancer has recurred, a spokeswoman for the Mansfield resident
and former Monkee said Thursday.

“The doctors have given him an excellent chance, 80 percent, of containing
this new tumor and shrinking it, said Therra C. Gwyn, who described Tork as
“shaken but not stirred” by the news.

Tork had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer earlier this year and ha=
d
undergone chemotherapy and radiation treatment successfully enough to have
resumed performing in recent weeks, including gigs in Mansfield and
Manchester.

The singer and guitarist, who now performs as Shoe Suede Blues, will
continue radiation treatment, Gwyn said.

“He states unequivocally that he’s planning on carrying on for a long time,=

she said.

http://www.courant.com/entertainment/music/hc-tork-cancer-reoccurs-0611,0,1=
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Davy Jones comes to Manila for a special concert

When Davy Jones comes to Manila for a special Father’s Day concert on Jun=
e
20 at the Araneta Coliseum, local fans will get the chance to watch an
extraordinary musical artist and entertainment personality who has captured
the imagination of millions worldwide with his diverse talents and awesome
charm.
Whether as lead vocalist of the legendary group The Monkees, teen heartthro=
b
in the hit US television show of the same name, or lead actor on several
plays on the theatrical stage, Davy’s star constantly shone with remarkab=
le
brilliance.
More than 40 years since he first achieved international acclaim as a teen
star on television, Davy’s popularity has remained undiminished and his
celebrity status continues to endure.

http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/206240/davy-jones-the-monkees-no-1-teen-idol-=
all-time

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From: Aaron Handy III

Along with several other films made by the founding fathers of The Monkees
Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider (including Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces and
The Last Picture Show), The Monkees=E2=80=99 1968 motion picture HEAD is gr=
oomed
to be rereleased on DVD as part of Sony Pictures’ The New Hollywood Box Set=
;
a release date hasn’t been pencilled in yet. Movie-List has the details;
Amazon.com also has a preorder.

If a date is set, I’ll definitely let you know! Monkeemania!

Aaron Handy III – ah07_1999@yahoo.com, aaronhandy_iii@hotmail.com,
classictvbuff@aim.com, ahiii@lycos.com, ah3_tv_fan@excite.com,
ah_trois@mail.com, aarhan3@gmail.com
The Aaron Handy III TV Web Shrine – A Site Dedicated To Favorite
Shows—Yours And Mine! – http://tvwebshrine.tvheaven.com/

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From: bluemasque

The June issue of Bass Player magazine features a “Retro-Rama” piece on the
Gretsch 6173 bass guitar. Along with a color photo, the article mentions
Peter Tork playing one on the show & on tour, and Mike Nesmith’s love of
Gretsch guitars.

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From: nycjobs

You can hear Saturday’s interview with Micky here.
http://www.box.net/shared/q9a90d7yut#1:26602164

WABC Saturday Night Oldies April 11, 2009

21. 9:07 Sloop John B–The Beach Boys 1966
22. 9:11 Miss You–The Rolling Stones 1978
23. 9:22 I’m a Believer–The Monkees 1966

9:25 Micky Dolenz interview

24. 9:34 Pleasant Valley Sunday–The Monkees 1967

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Nesmith Avatar says “Howdy”

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Yes THAT Michael Nesmith has finally come up for air and started
communicating!

Both Michael Nesmith AND Peter Tork, historically the most reserved from
direct fan interaction are active on Twitter.com.

http://twitter.com/papanez

Nez is promoting his Videoranch3D online interactive environment where you
can interact with him and other fans in a virtual world and see concerts.

He also has announced online publication of his new book “The America Gene”
which will be available starting with individual chapter downloads at
VideoRanch.com. The majority of chapter one is a free download available
now.

Nez also did a reading of this chapter yesterday in the videoranch
environment, so expect more appearances of virtual nez in the future – no
idea if the physical nez will make any appearances of a human nature.

http://twitter.com/PeterTork

Peter is tracking his health challenges day by day as well as reports from
his concerts on the road while he is undergoing cancer treatments.

Plus, should you be interested, you monkees moderator can be tweeted as
well:

http://twitter.com/bradwww

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Davy Jones show at California fundraiser Friday

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Make-A-Wish to hold fundraiser Friday

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

An evening of dancing and music is being planned to help children with
life-threatening diseases.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties will host an evening
that includes music by Davey Jones of the Monkees as well as live and
silent auctions in the Praying Monk Room at The Canyon Club in Agoura
Hills on Friday night.

After a celebration of the power of wishes and the auctions, Jones
will perform. Auction items include art, a Hawaiian resort package, a
signed electric guitar, flying lessons, golf packages and a winery
package.

The Canyon Club is at 28912 Roadside Drive.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50.

For information, e-mail wishnight@tri-counties.wish.org.

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Peter Tork Fights Cancer

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Former Monkee Peter Tork Fights Cancer
(March 4) – A rare form of cancer has been discovered on the tongue of
ex-Monkees member Peter Tork, who will undergo surgery this week in New York
City.
The 67-year-old oldies legend told
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commonly found in a person’s salivary glands. Doctors are optimistic after a
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*Mariska Hargitay* suffered a collapsed lung in January, and has now been
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*Peter Tork,* best known for his time in The Monkees, was diagnosed with
a rare form of cancer called Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma and is expected to
fully recover after surgery and radiation.

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*Robin Williams* has canceled some performances of his one-man comedy
show due to shortness of breath. His condition is being evaluated by doctors
while he rests.

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*Ed McMahon* has been in the hospital for almost a month with pneumonia.
The 85-year old is reportedly in “serious” condition.

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Charlie Sheen’s wife *Brooke Mueller* spent some time in the hospital
this week after suffering premature contractions. The couple are having
twins.

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Usher’s wife *Tameka Foster Raymond* has been released from a hospital in
Brazil after suffering a heart attack immediately prior to undergoing
plastic surgery.

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She looked fine at the opening of Georgio Armani’s new store in NYC
Tuesday night (pictured), but later *Solange Knowles* collapsed on a
plane after taking NyQuil to battle a cold. She was rushed to a hospital in
Los Angeles after the plane touched down, and is now out and feeling better.

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Former Death Row rap impresario *Marion ‘Suge’ Knight* is being treated
in the hospital for facial injuries he sustained in a fight outside a
Scottsdale, Ariz. hotel early Monday. Police actually stopped the fight and
arrested two men, including Akon’s business manager.

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*Amy Winehouse* was rushed to the hospital on Feb. 13 after collapsing on
her extended vacation in St. Lucia. The ‘Rehab’ singer will be fine, but
sources say she was “a shaking mess” when she was admitted. Her rep tells
The Sun that Winehouse had run out of her medication for battling drug
addiction.

Bauer Griffin

TV icon Peter Falk is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, according to
his daughter who filed legal papers saying the actor “requires full-time
custodial care for his health and safety.” However, Falk’s wife opposes his
daughter’s legal action.

Dimitri Halkidis, WENN

After surgery, Tork will have to undergo radiation.
“I am extraordinarily grateful, amazed and humbled by the encouragement,
affection and support I’ve received so far,” said Tork, who expects to get
back to work in a matter of months. “Barring any complications, I fully
expect to honor a performance dateI have this June with (current band) Shoe
Suede Blues.”
Tork is best known for his role as the bowl cut-wearing
multi-instrumentalist in The Monkees, a made-for-TV band that over time
evolved into legitimate artists. Their many hits include ‘Last Train to
Clarksville’ and ‘Daydream Believer.’
When asked if he’d ever reunite with Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones and Michael
Nesmith to tour again, Tork said, “Well, never say never.”
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Micky Radio Interview Tonight

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From: Fred

Micky Dolenz will be the special guest of Mark Simone on the April 11th,
2009 Saturday Night Oldies Radio program. The show airs from 6pm to 10pm
EST. It can be heard in the NYC area on 770 AM. The station has a wide
listening range so you may be able to hear it in surrounding states, some as
far as Florida.

The program streams live the WABC-AM website.

http://www.wabcradio.com/

You can also go on the Saturday Night Oldies Message Board and comment on
the program live with other listeners.

http://www.musicradio77.com/wabcboard/wwwboard/wabcboard1.html

Frev

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From: drosenbe

Andrew Sandoval, James Lee Stanley, and PETER TORK have all been recent
guests on THE STRANGE DAVE SHOW….

Episodes are downloadable for free at
http://strangedaveshow.podomatic.comor%20through%20the%20ON%20DEMAND%20link%20at
www.strangedaveshow.com

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UK TV Crew Wants To Talk To Monkees Fans

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From: deborahdudgeon@btinternet.com

I’m a producer making a documentary about The Monkees for BBC radio in the
UK. We are currently in America interviewing people for the programme and
would love to hear from die-hard Monkees fans within easy reach of Los
Angeles, or New York. If you have been a fan since the 1960s, or you have a
large collection of memorabilia, or you’ve simply some interesting stories
to tell, we’d be especially keen to hear from you – please email me as soon
as possible – I’d love to hear from you. You can also try my cellphone –
00-44-7768-328-416.
Please reply to this as soon as possible, as we leave the US on Thursday
22nd May.
Many thanks,
Deborah Dudgeon

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Micky back on radio – new Davy commercials – John Stewart RIP

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From: Fred

From the Saturday Night Oldies Yahoo Group:

Mark Simone mentioned to a caller, no 80’s, “this isn’t WCBS-FM”.
Followed up with “I’m a Believer”

FYI, Micky Dolenz (who has visited S.N.O. twice) will be on the WCBS-FM Rad=
io
Greats next Sunday, February 3rd @ 7 PM EST. Yes, he’ll be up against
the Super Bowl.

Frev

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From: The60sshop@aol.com

Our popular TOMMY BOYCE AND BOBBY HART Series is going out again right
around the first of February. It will be updated THIS time around
with comments from BOBBY HART himself, who has read through our piece
and made comments and corrections along the way. In that he’s
currently working on a book of his OWN right now, documenting his
amazing career, this should prove to be a pretty timely piece.
(Consider it the equivalent of the director’s cut commentary dvd!!!)

Anyway, I thought you might want to invite any of your Monkees.Net
readers who are not already on our FORGOTTEN HITS Mailing List to drop
me an email so that they don’t miss this important piece.

By the way, THE MONKEES received MORE write-in nominations than ANY
other artist for The 2008 Hit Parade Hall Of Fame Ballot … fans now
need to go to the website and cast their votes FOR REAL!!! (I believe
they’re a shoo-in for this award … but let’s leave NOTHING to
chance!!!)

Thanks so much!

Kent Kotal
The60sShop@aol.com
FORGOTTEN HITS

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From: Beth Babson

While watching Mad Money I saw Davy Jones’ latest commercial for
GorillaTrades.com

http://www.gorillatrades.com/

Beth Babson
Canon City, CO

(ed: Davy has several pictures on this investing web site)

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From: Aaron Handy III

Courtesy of Yahoo! News:

AP ‘Daydream Believer’ songwriter dies

SAN DIEGO – John Stewart, who wrote The Monkees’ hit “Daydream
Believer” and became a well-known figure in the 1960s folk music
revival as a member of The Kingston Trio, has died, according to the
band’s Web site. He was 68.

Stewart suffered a massive stroke or brain aneurysm and died early
Saturday at a San Diego hospital, the band announced on its official
Web site.

“The world has lost one of its best men, but a man who lived well and
made many people happy with his love, his wit and his music,” the
announcement said.

Stewart joined The Kingston Trio in 1961, three years after the band
released its version of an old folk song, “Tom Dooley,” that went on
to become a hit. Stewart replaced the band’s founder Dave Guard, who
had left to pursue a new musical direction.

Stewart spent six years leading the group, during which time the band
recorded 13 albums, according to its Web site.

After the trio disbanded in 1967, Stewart went on to an acclaimed solo
career that included recording more than 40 albums.

Stewart’s wife Buffy and children were at his side when he died, the
Web site said. Plans had not been announced for memorial services.

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From: michael s nason

It’s been a while since Fort Lauderdale resident Davy Jones was hip
(if indeed his former band the Monkees ever was), but that doesn’t
mean he doesn’t have good ears. Jones staves off old age these days by
listening to tunes that are at least new to him. “I’m mostly into
music from the ’60s and the ’80s,” he says. “I actually missed the
’80s the first time around, so I’m catching up finally and listening
to lots of music from that decade.” Jones kindly gave us an annotated
list of albums on his radar:

Sir Paul McCartney, Memory Almost Full

“I got used to it after a while. He’s getting older, but I especially
like the song ‘Dance Tonight.’ “

Kenny Chesney, Just Who I Am: Poems and Pirates

“I kept hearing so much about the album, I figured I’d go out and buy
it. I like it, but I’m thinking, Country Artist of the Year?! There’s
more meat on Willie Shoemaker’s whip than there is on Chesney’s whole
body.”

James Blunt, All the Lost Souls

“It was a bit twee, but he’s got great songs on there.”

Norah Jones, Not Too Late

“My favorite artist of the year was Norah Jones by far. My grandchild
was born to Norah Jones’ music =97 that probably says a lot about me.
I’m old, man. I’m at the point where, when I walk up a flight of
stairs, by the time I get to the top, I forget why I went there and
walk back down again.”

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Monkees Doodle for Charity Auction

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Three of the Monkees (Davy Jones, Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz) have
contributed “Doodles” for a celebrity Doodle Aucti on to benefit NF,
Inc., a non-profit organization that supports families affected by
Neurofibromatosis.

Three of the four Monkees provided two Doodles (each! how generous of
them!), plus Micky’s daughter sent a doodle as well.

The auction just started yesterday on eBay, and I thought that Monkees
fans may love the opportunity to bid on something drawn by their
favorite Monkee!

Thanks for your time and attention.

Sincerely,
Erin Lassen
Volunteer
NF Doodle Committee

see the www.doodledayusa.org web site for images of the doodles from
the Monkees and many other celebrities.

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From: ashbinz

Micky Dolenz appeared on the Frosty, Heidi and Frank St. Patrick’s Day
Drinking Show on KLSX-FM on Monday, March 17, 2008. It should be noted
that the hosts of the show had been drinking for two hours by the time
of Micky’s visit.

A podcast of this show is available at this link:
http://podcast.971freefm.com/klsx1/970356.mp3

Micky’s appears approximately a minute and a half into the podcast.

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From: Photography by Lora

Hi Brad

We will have the pleasure of having Micky Dolenz perform at a benefit
concert here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 10th please see
information below. We will be having some sort of deal for a hotel
(s) in the area and we will update you with that information in the
coming weeks. Take care!

Lora Keyes
Photography by Lora
www.thephotolady.com

http://www.ticketweb.ca/t3/event/EventListings?orgId=22742

I’m A Believer –
Benefit for the Utopia Conservation Area & Gristmill restoration project

This Charity Concert is to help fund the restoration of Bell’s
Gristmill in Utopia, Ontario (just West of Barrie). This small
community of 100 people have banded together in effort to revitalize
the Utopia Conservation Area & the historic Bell’s Gristmill from the
1800’s as a functioning gristmill and environmental resource education
centre. This is your chance to help out a local community who’s trying
to make a difference!
Micky Dolenz lends his support by singing many of his hits such as
Last Train To Clarksville, Stepping Stone, I’m a Believer and others
from The Monkees TV show and more!

Opening will be Toronto’s 80’s band, The Spoons! Hear hits like Nova
Heart, Romantic Traffic, Tell No Lies and others.

Venue: Capitol Event Theater (2492 Yonge Street, Toronto)
Doors open: 7:00 pm
Start: 8:00 pm
Ticket price: $50.00
Order tickets online from www.ticketweb.com

600 are on sale on line staring Monday March 10th

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From: nycjobs

you can find a link where to download the radio show here
http://radioinsight.com/boards/index.php?t=msg&th=14561&start=0&rid=0&S=6a3c5c27d5348a26264a10537ae0d568

Davy was interviewed by Mark Simone on WABC Radio Saturday night

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From: Aaron Handy III

Courtesy of The Big Cartoon Forum:

Rock and R&B drummer Buddy Miles, whose varied roles included serving
as the lead voice of the California Raisins, died Tuesday at his
Austin, Texas home. He was 60.

Miles died of congestive heart failure, an announcement on his Web site said.

A singer and songwriter as well, Miles had stints playing with Jimmy
Hendrix. He was also part of the California Raisins, the four singing
and dancing Claymation figures who became hugely popular advertising
mascots in the late 1980s.

As Buddy Raisin, Miles was the lead singer in the TV commercials for
the California Raisin Advisory Board. He covered Marvin Gaye’s “I
Heard It Through the Grapevine.”

The success of the commercial led to a million-selling spinoff album
of remakes of rock and soul oldies, The California Raisins Sing the
Hit Songs.

Born in Omaha on September 5, 1947, the huge Miles sported a large,
sculpted Afro.

A member of the ’60s blues, rock and soul band Electric Flag and lead
singer of Buddy Miles Express, he was most popular when he joined
Hendrix and bassist Billy Cox to form Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys, dubbed
“the first black rock group” by the New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of
Rock & Roll. In 1968, Miles had played on Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland
album.

The Band of Gypsys’ sole album was a live set recorded on New Year’s
Eve in 1969-70. It included two songs by Miles, “Them Changes” and “We
Got to Live Together.” On one of Hendrix’s signature songs, “Machine
Gun,” featured a strong drum riff by Miles.

However, Miles’ association with the Band of Gypsys association was
short, the drummer himself said. In a 1988 Los Angeles Times
interview, he said that Hendrix’s management — not the guitarist —
fired him within a month of the concert.

Miles thinks that Hendrix’s managers didn’t want to stay with an
all-black group. “It had to be a racial thing. I think it had to scare
them because of the political aspect at the time,” he told the Times.

Interested in drums as a child, he was playing in his father’s jazz
combo by age 12. He was a busy session player and sideman within a
couple of years, working with such major R&B groups as Ruby and the
Romantics and the Delfonics. He played on the session that produced
the Jaynetts’ 1963 hit “Sally Go Round the Roses,” according to the
Rolling Stone encyclopedia.

Guitarist Mike Bloomfield approached Miles in 1967 while he was
playing with Wilson Pickett, and asked him to join Electric Flag. He
played on three Electric Flag albums before founding his own group,
the Buddy Miles Express, in 1968. He then worked with Hendrix.

Miles worked with such major music figures as Muddy Waters and John
McLaughlin, and recorded two albums — one of which went platinum —
with Carlos Santana. In the mid-1970s, he put the Buddy Miles Express
back together, turning out another hit song ,”Them Changes.”

Miles’ career stalled by the late 1970s due to grand theft and auto
theft convictions. Until 1985, he served time in the California
Institution for Men at Chino and at San Quentin State Prison, forming
bands at both institutions.

Following his release, he sang with Santana’s group. While working on
an album with the guitarist’s group, he was hired to voice Buddy
Raisin.

Buddy Miles, along with his group The Buddy Miles Express, was also
one of the featured performers in the 1969 NBC-TV special 33 1/3
Revolutions Per Monkee.

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From: cyndy

Here is the web page for The Hit Parade Hall of Fame.

http://www.hitparadehalloffame.org/index.html#

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From: Frank

Davy Jones news
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/local_news/epaper/2008/02/19/s3b_davy_0219.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxcat=76

Gorilla Trades (with Davy’s photo) is at
http://www.gorillatrades.com

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From: easywriter1

See Davy Sing “Sexina” theme

http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/2008/02/15/adam-west-and-davy-jones-meet-sexina/

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http://www.pioneerlocal.com/777666,db-davyjones-020708-s1.article

Davy Jones: Don’t call him an old guy

February 7, 2008
By DEBBIE BEHRENDS Staff Writer

With an off-the-chart energy level after three cups of Cuban java,
Davy Jones refuses to be unhappy and he refuses to be grouped with “a
bunch of old guys.”

Perhaps best known as the cute little Englishman of The Monkees, Jones
hasn’t stopped moving for long. He’s performed on TV, Broadway and
onstage; has written three books with a fourth one under way; and he
raises and races horses. All the while he’s raised four daughters and
is a grandfather twice — actually delivering his 5-year-old grandson.

“I’ve delivered cows, sheep, pigs, horses, cats and dogs. Why not a real baby?”

And even he can’t believe he’s 62.

“There must be a mistake. I’ve got so much more to do,” he joked
during a phone interview from his home in Hollywood, Fla. He also
proceeded to joke about snow in Chicago while he looked out at the
beach, palm trees and 72-degree weather in mid-January.

Does he keep in touch with any of those “old guys?”
Monkees business

“Yeah, I went to see them at the old actors’ home in Hollywood last
week. Are you kidding? I’m not hanging out with a bunch of old guys,”
he said.

Jones said he got a phone call from Peter Tork recently. Jones had
mentioned in an interview that Tork “never really got in touch with
his inner celebrity. He thanked me. I guess he thought that was a
compliment.”

He said Mickey Dolenz is always off doing his own thing. “He’s a
different kind of a guy. He’s always working on the next project while
we’re working on this one.”

He called Mike Nesmith “very aloof.”

But, he said that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t work with them again.

Always on the move, Jones was preparing for a cruise with other ’60s
acts including Bill Medley and the Lovin’ Spoonful. The week before,
he was performing and golfing at charity benefits in Las Vegas.

After becoming virtually a household name with the popularity of The
Monkees, Jones said he lost interest in performing for a while.

“I got more interested in the mid-80s after looking at all the garbage
out there,” he said.
Record deal

Jones says he likes a variety of music. He said the last record (yes,
he used the word record) he bought was Tony Bennett doing duets with
Tim McGraw, Bono, James Taylor and a wide variety of entertainers. He
also likes Macy Gray and likes “to listen to the expertise of Mutt
Lange and Shania Twain.”

He admits he loves to perform and will work harder for an audience of
10 than 10,000. Jones said he left home at 14 and “got exactly what I
asked for.

“When you become a celebrity, you become recognized, more articulate,
better looking … taller … . And that’s not always a good thing.”

He said he would like to “have a sit down, a walk on the beach, a
swim” with some of today’s celebrities and tell them “come on, get
over it.

“I’m sorry I’m happy. Happiness is the way. I get up in the morning
and say I love my life,” he said. “Never give up on your dreams.”

Sun-Times Media Group

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From: easywriter1

I was fwded this from a DJ in KC, who said it made a ‘best of”
grouping of some kind of music articles. I love the quote that ends
the article. Davy always give such great quotes.

The Kansas City Star

Davy Jones isn’t a happy Monkee about new ‘Teen Idols Tour’

TAMARA IKENBERG The Baltimore Sun

At 52, Davy Jones is one angry old Monkee. Terse and bitter during a
phone interview from his Los Angeles apartment, the pint-size flower-
power heartthrob admits, however sardonically, that money was a big
reason he teamed with Bobby Sherman and Peter Noone of Herman’s
Hermits for the “Teen Idols Tour. ” “No, I don’t want any money,”
Jones says dryly. Sarcasm makes his saccharine English accent sound as
alien as Alvin & the Chipmunks doing Marilyn Manson covers.

“I don’t want to be paid for it,” Jones continues in the same biting
tone, “I just want a cheese sandwich and a roof over my head. ” One
would think a man who’d serenaded Marcia Brady on “The Brady Bunch”
could put shallow material wants behind him.

But “potloads” of money are high on the priority list of the
performer who gained fame in the ’60s as a member of a faux rock group
assembled for the psychedelic TV show “The Monkees. ” As a Monkee,
Jones and his pals Mickey Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork held
instruments they weren’t allowed to play as they sang songs they
didn’t write.

However, Jones will perform such Monkees classics as “Daydream
Believer” on the tour; new material includes a song recently written
by Noone and himself. According to Jones, he has never had conflicts
with his old Monkee handlers over whether he could perform old Monkees
songs on his own or with the group on reunion tours.

“We don’t have to ask permission for things like that,” he said.

After all, it would hardly make sense for Jones not to sing his hits
for an audience sure to include die-hard Monkees fans hungry for a
blast from the past.

“I have my theme songs, and people know me. It’s not something I have
to work terribly hard at,” he said. “I’m not looking for success; I
already have it. ” Many of the fans attending the “Teen Idols Tour”
probably considered the Monkee boy a ’60s sex symbol, something Jones,
who has appeared at Starlight Theatre in productions of “Oliver!,”
seems a bit confrontational about discussing now.

“If it’s the sex symbol thing, that’s their personal business,” he
said. “I don’t perform one song for the people who want to see my
(rear) and another for the people who just want to hear me sing. ”

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From: MKS

I have uploaded a few intervews I have done for my radio show “The
Real Deal Drive In” featuring Micky Dolenz and Bobby Hart. The Micky
intervew was done a few years ago and old Monkees members will
remember it being posted on Monkees.net, it has been remastered for
replay on a recent show. I also interviewed Bobby Hart a few months
ago and it can be downloaded as well. There are a few interviews on
there that reference the Monkees such as Glen Campbell and more.
Interviews can be downloaded at http://realdealbobsteele.mypodcast.com
Enjoy,
The Real Deal Bob Steele
www.realdealbobsteele.com

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Buy The Monkees Theme Song! – Davy and Peter at Head Movie Showing

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From: Julie

On a new season of TV Lands Myths and Legends, They will be talking
about The Monkees. This episode is the air on Wednesday 10/15.
Knowing TV Land it will repeat many times.

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From: Monkeeboard

At last I have some Monkees news to share. The 40th anniversary of
Head will be celebrated with a special screening at Hollywood’s
Egyptian Theater on November 12th, 2008. The location is directly
across from where the movie debuted in November 1968. Davy Jones,
Peter Tork, Bobby Hart and other special guests will appear in person
for a Q&A. More details to follow.

The original pilot episode will be screened from 16mm, after which a
new 35mm print will be played. Then, following a Q&A with our special
guests, 4 episodes will be screened from 35mm prints of the Saturday
morning reruns with rare song mixes and an extended Kool Aid
commercial featurette! These are not the versions on DVD. If you can
make it to LA, you should be at this event! Davy will be performing
two shows in the area the weekend prior to the screening.

http://monkeesboard.rhino.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/4991076836/m/45310167811

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Last Train to Moobsville… Davy Jones flaunts his unsightly pecs
Daily Mail – UK
By Daily Mail Reporter

Davy Jones may have been a teen idol the 1960s but it seems The
Monkees star’s physique is nothing to sing about now. …

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1055880/Hey-hey-Ive-got-man-boobs-Davy-Jones-flaunts-unsightly-pecs.html

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From: Frank

Peter Tork appearing in NJ on Dec. 13

advance tickets www.secondsaturdaymusiccafe.com

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Hi there Monkee lover,

I thought you and your Monkee.net fans might be interested to learn
that the Monkee song “The Monkees” will be auctioned off on
SongVest.com between October 4th and October 18th. The Wall Street
Journal wrote about this news today – if you’d like to see the story
you can go here:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122100657934917451.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

If you’d like to check out more details on the SongVest auction, you
can visit the SongVest site here: http://www.SongVest.com

I hope this news is of interest to you and your fans!

g_hast

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Davy is proud to announce that
The Monkees Biography Episode
has been nominated for a prime-time Emmy Award!!!

Emmy Award

Congratulations to everyone!
Watch the 2008 Prime Time Emmy Awards
The Gala airs live, September 21 on ABC

Stay tuned to A&E’s Biography Series this September for the Premier of
The DAVY JONES BIOGRAPHY
Davy is currently filming his own Biography for A&E this summer!

http://davyjones.net/

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Davy Jones Biography

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From: catgod29

The Biography Channel will be reairing the biography on the Monkees,
Thursday, November 6, at 9pm ET/8pm CT. But, the Biography Channel has
also seen fit to air a biography on the most important Monkee of all,
Michael Nesmith! Er um, no, not Michael (sorry Mike) but the
Manchester Cowboy, Davy Jones (just wanna see if you’re reading any of
this stuff). His biography will air immediately following the Monkees
biography at 10pm ET/9pm CT. If I’m not mistaken, the Bio Channel will
repeat both biographies four hours later from the original time. I’ll
double check my guide for verification of the later times and update if
needed.
Now then, to Bio, where are the individual bio’s on Nez, Dolenz and
Tork? How dare you show favortism! Of course, I can’t wait to see what
you have to say about Davy’s career in 40 minutes worth of
programming.

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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/article1815250.ece

Hey, hey The Monkees are back
By COLIN ROBERTSON
Published: 16 Oct 2008

POP svengali Simon Fuller is bringing back telly classic The Monkees =97
and giving it a raunchy modern twist.
And hey, hey =97 producers are already on the hunt for four hunky surfer
dude types to play an updated version of the original boyband.

The lucky lads will become the new Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael
Nesmith and Peter Tork, who set teenage girls’ hearts racing in the
sixties.

The foursome starred as the boy-next-door band for five years from
1965 with hits such as Daydream Believer.

Their show started out as a scripted drama but eventually turned into
a reality-variety production after the lads tired of the corny
scripts.

Eventually The Monkees became so popular they began to call the shots
=97 and play their own instruments.

Mischief

Fuller, the man behind The Spice Girls and S Club 7, wants the new
Monkees to play their own instruments and effectively become a real
band. But unlike the squeaky clean original gang the new group will be
much more rock ‘n roll.

A show source said: “This will be The Monkees for the Gossip Girl
generation and a lot more raunchy.

“We are looking for some charismatic lads who are up for a bit of
mischief. The show will be much grittier than the original with more
sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll.”

Producers have already held open auditions in California as they seek
“great, offbeat character types with energy, charisma and humour”.

It is the second time that Fuller =97 who owns the rights to The Monkees
=97 has attempted to put together a revival show.

Five years ago he started work on The New Monkees but the idea was
scrapped after no broadcaster showed any interest.

The new show, which may not use the Monkees name, will launch in the
US before coming to Britain. Insiders said it was too early to say
which channel would take it up.

The Monkees, formed in LA, had a huge hit with their first album in
1966. There have been reunion tours.

But the group did not mark their 40th anniversary in 2006 and a
comeback with all members on stage seems unlikely.

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From: nycjobs@yahoo.com

I’m hearing the Monkees will be inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame

The Vocal Group Hall of Fame has announced sixteen new inductees who
will be added on November 6 in Sharon, Pennsylvania. The honorees are
the Chords, the Capris, Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, Jive Five,
Dixie Cups, Four Preps, Ruby & the Romantics, Sly & the Family Stone,
the Monkees, Sam & Dave, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Tony Orlando
and Dawn, Kool & the Gang, the Traveling Wilburys, Frank Sinatra’s
Hoboken Four group and the Five Red Caps. The Hall will host four
nights of concerts from November 6-9.
http://www.oldiesmusic.com/news.htm

http://www.vocalhalloffame.com/inductees.htm

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From: Tjchurch2001

It has been announced in local press & on thr Vocal Group’s Hall Of
Fame Website that The Monkees are among the 2007 Inductees. (Despite
it being late 2008, this is the latest class of inductees.)

Due to this, it has been announced on the Hall’s site that “Peter Tork
of The Monkees” will be performing on the first night of upcoming
Induction concerts, along with Three Dog Night, a member of the 5th
Dimension, & several others. While the Hall itself is still undergoing
major renovations, the concerts will be held at the Chevrolet Centre
in Youngstown, Ohio.
–TJ. Church, the Web’s resident Monkeemaniac

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New Monkees CD Releases with unreleased songs

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From: Andrew Sandoval

Here’s the scoop on the new CDs:

About The Monkees Deluxe Editions-

Tell your friends. After nearly a yearlong wait, we are finally ready
to unleash the latest of our restored Monkees reissues. In addition
to new liner notes, previously unseen photos and unbelievable
packaging, here’s what you can expect from the releases on July 10th.

HEADQUARTERS:

Presented in both original mono and stereo mixes, this landmark
recording has been newly mastered. In particular, the stereo mix is
sourced from a different tape than the 1995 Rhino CD. As for the
bonus tracks, they hail from a variety of sources. Let’s run them
down and explain.

Disc One:

“All Of Your Toys” (stereo remix) =AD this is a newly created stereo
mix compiled by resynching the various stages of the production multi
tracks. This resynching allowed for greater separation of the
instruments in the mix and fuller fidelity.

“The Girl I Knew Somewhere” (version one, stereo remix) =AD The Michael
Nesmith sung recording of this song appears on this collection for
the first time in stereo. This new mix was achieved by resynching
various stages of the production multi tracks allowing for a
different and longer mix.

“A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You” (stereo remix) =AD This is perhaps
the first complete stereo mix of this track that has ever appeared.
Previous stereo mixes lacked the final overdubs heard on the single.
They’re all here in wide stereo and superior fidelity.

“She Hangs Out” (single version =AD stereo remix) =AD The legendary
withdrawn version of this song appears on this collection for the
first time in stereo! Listen out for some extra studio chat and a
cool vocal ad lib at the end from Davy and Jeff Barry.

“Love To Love” (stereo remix) =AD This fresh remix of “Love To Love”
features a better representation of what appeared on the original
mono mix.

“You Can’t Tie A Mustang Down” (stereo remix) =AD This remix features
some previously unheard vocal work from Davy and appears in full
fidelity stereo.

“If I Learned To Play The Violin” (stereo remix) =AD All the elements
of this track were resynched for a first time true stereo mix with a
longer fade.

“99 Pounds” (stereo remix) =AD A first time true stereo mix for this
Changes album track!

“The Girl I Knew Somewhere” (single version =AD stereo remix) – This is
a newly created stereo mix compiled by resynching the various stages
of the production multi tracks. This resynching allowed for greater
separation of the instruments in the mix and fuller fidelity, as well
as a nice long fade.

“Randy Scouse Git” =AD This is one of the alternate takes that
previously appeared on the Headquarters Sessions set.

“Tema Dei Monkees” =AD A new stereo mix of the raw multi-track. You
hear every last little bit of Italian that Micky muttered at the
March 1967 session.

Disc Two:

“All Of Your Toys” (mono mix) =AD This is the original mono mix made in
early 1967 for the aborted single release of “Toys.” Note that this
mix lacks some of the final overdubs that are heard on Disc One’s
stereo remix.

“The Girl I Knew Somewhere” (version one, mono mix) =AD This newly
discovered original Mike sung mono mix from 1967 is previously
unissued.

“A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You” (mono single mix) =AD Forty years
after it was first issued, “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You”
appears for the first time on CD in it’s original hit single mono mix!

“She Hangs Out” (mono single mix) =AD The legendary withdrawn version
in its original mono mix from 1967 (with a bit of pre-song warm-up).

“The Girl I Knew Somewhere” (mono single mix) =AD The original mono hit
single version!

“Nine Times Blue” (demo) =AD Nesmith’s ’67 solo demo newly mixed and
mastered.

“She’ll Be There” & “Midnight Train” (demo) =AD newly mixed in stereo.

“Peter Gunn’s Gun” – A vintage Headquarters jam, newly mixed.

“Jericho” & “Pillow Time” (demo) =AD both appear as heard on the rare
Headquarters sessions set.

PISCES, AQUARIUS, CAPRICORN & JONES, LTD.

Presented in both mono and stereo mixes, this landmark recording has
been newly mastered. In particular, the stereo mix is sourced from
the first generation original stereo master mixes. Also of note, the
mono mix has never appeared in full on CD. As for the bonus tracks,
they hail from a variety of sources. Let’s run them down and explain.

Disc One:

“Goin’ Down” =AD the original stereo mix from 1967.

“Salesman” =AD a new stereo mix featuring a longer fade, Nez’s
cigarette rolling rap, plus some previously unheard chat and vocals.

“She Hangs Out” =AD a new stereo mix of the four track master prior to
the addition of Shorty Rogers’ brass arrangement. Features a longer
intro, a longer outro and other anomalies.

“Love Is Only Sleeping” =AD a new mix of the version that appeared on
the ’95 CD with some extra studio chat.

“What Am I Doing Hangin’ `Round?” =AD features a never before heard
lead vocal performance from Michael Nesmith (and a longer ending).

“Star Collector” – a new stereo mix of the four-track master prior to
the addition of the Moog synthesizer overdubs. Features a longer
intro, a longer outro and other anomalies =AD this is the longest
version ever!

“Riu Chiu” =AD the original television recording featuring all four
Monkees on vocals appears here for the first time on CD.

DISC TWO:

“Special Announcement,” “Salesman” (alternate mix), “Cuddly Toy”
(alternate mix) =AD these tracks are the original 1967 mixes as they
were set to appear on an early line-up of the album. By programming
your CD player, you can recreate the original sequence for the
original sequence.

“Goin’ Down” =AD the original hit single mix (albeit with a longer
fade).

“The Door Into Summer” (alternate mix) =AD the previously issued
alternate mono mix from 1967 featuring a different vocal performance
from Nesmith.

“Daily Nightly” =AD a previously unissued mono mix of this song lacking
Micky’s Moog synthesizer overdubs.

“Star Collector” =AD a previously unissued long mono mix of this song
featuring Moog aplenty!

And what about the single?

If you buy both CD’s from monkees.com or rhino.com you get a free 7-
inch vinyl single (a limited edition of 2500) of two unissued
tracks. “I Didn’t Know You Had It In You Sally” was taped for the
group in February ’67, but Micky didn’t lay his vocal on the track
till ’69. The flipside is an alternate mix of “Daydream Believer”
before the addition of brass and strings. It features a cool extended
ending. The single comes in an old-fashioned picture sleeve that is
sure to delight.

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From: “taylormade3268”

Hi all,

Sad news today for the older Aussies.

Lynne Randall who was a popular singer here in the 60’s passed away.
She had toured in the US with The Monkees and Jimi Hendrix.
Some of your 1st generation fans who went to the original shows may
remember her.

Sadly she had a long term drug addiction which started when she became
addicted to drugs while on tour.

RIP Lynne(1950-2007)

Cheryl

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From: “Aaron Handy III”

Once again, we place our wool hats over our hearts in fond memory of
another recognized icon of Monkees TV. [Frowner]

Courtesy of Variety.com:

Actor Andre Philippe died April 29 of congestive heart failure in
Venice, Calif. He was 79.

During the 1960s, Philippe was a fixture on episodic television programs
including “Wild, Wild West,” “Bonanza,” “Get Smart,” “That Girl,”
“Combat” and “Hawaiian Eye,” on which he appeared 11 times.

Born Everett Cooper in the Bronx, NY, he served in WWII and then went to
Paris, where he adopted the name Andre Philippe while singing in
nightclubs.

His singing career led to an active television career throughout the
1960s. Philippe had a long friendship with Paul Mazursky and appeared in
Mazursky’s films “Alex in Wonderland,” “Harry and Tonto,” “Bob & Carol &
Ted & Alice,” “Down & Out in Beverly Hills,” “Scenes from a Mall” and
“The Pickle.” He later appeared on TV shows including “Medical Center,”
“Charlie’s Angels” and “Magnum P.I.”

He is survived by his brother, voice coach Dr. Morton Cooper.

Philippe is forever ingrained into the memories of Monkees fans in his
guest role as shady rival band manager Nick Trump in Episode No. 4 of
The Monkees TV series, “Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers”.

To absent friends…

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From: “grt73”

I don’t think I have seen anyone post yet that the invention of Liquid
Paper by Mike’s mother, Bette Nesmith, was the topic of the opening
paragraph of “Do You Have a Better Idea?” by Ian Ayres and Barry Nalebuff=

in the March 25, 2007 issue of Parade Magazine.

The paragraph reads, “Back in the days of typewriters, the mother of
Monkees guitarist Mike Nesmith got tired of retyping to correct
mistakes. So Bette Nesmith cooked up the first batch of Liquid Paper in a=

blender and poured it into a nail-polish container. She eventually sold
the business to Gillette for $48 million.”

Donna Thiessen

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Major Memorabilia Auction

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Exciting updated biography of Michael Nesmith of
The Monkees with 75 new photos and 2 new
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his father. Buy it online and get free gifts and free shipping!

http://www.monkees.net/book

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The David Gest Collection of Entertainment
Memorabilia to be sold by Bonhams Auctioneers

An outstanding collection of Entertainment
memorabilia amassed by the television producer
David Gest will be sold by Bonhams auctioneers on
Wednesday 5 December 2007. The sale, which will
be held at the Knightsbridge, London saleroom
includes the largest collection of Gold
Presentation Discs ever to appear at auction as
well as an array of important items relating to
Film, Television and Popular Music.

There are several items included within this sale
which may appeal to your fan club members and
enthusiasts in your field. Their lot numbers and brief details are as follo=
ws:

394 – Monkees memorabilia, comprising a copy of
the album ‘More Of The Monkees’ signed in black
markers by the band; and two toy guitars by
Mattell, Inc., both in original boxes

395 – Four ‘Monkee-Mobile’ toys

396 – A “wax box” of Monkees ‘Flip Movies’ booklets, with twenty-four wax p=
acks

397 – Six items of Monkees memorabilia,
comprising; a board game, unused; a hat; three
bracelets and a necklace (three on original card)

398 – Four items of Monkees memorabilia,
comprising; a binder and ‘Record Tote’ case, both
Raybert Productions Inc., a jigsaw puzzle and a
‘Swingin’ Numbered Oil Paint Set’

399 – An RIAA ‘Gold’ award for the single “Last
Train To Clarksville” by The Monkees, , named to ” The Monkees”

400 – An RIAA ‘Gold’ award for the single “I’m A
Believer” by The Monkees, named to “The Monkees”,

401 – An RIAA ‘Gold’ award for the single
“Pleasant Valley Sunday” by The Monkees, named to “The Monkees”,

402 – An RIAA ‘Gold’ award for the single
“Daydream Believer” by The Monkees, named to “The Monkees”,
=09=09
A catalogue for this sale providing lot
descriptions and estimates is available on our
website at http://www.bonhams.com/entertainment
(and is accessible from the sale details bar to
the left of this page). To access information
about the sale quickly both lot number and
keyword search functions can be performed on this catalogue.

Please find attached a copy of a press release
detailing some of the highlights of the sale,
which you may wish to publish on your website.

Printed versions of the catalogue can be order
from catalogues@bonhams.com at =A315.00 plus =A32 postage & packaging.

For all press enquires, please contact via email
michelle.gonsalves@bonhams.com or telephone number +44(0)207 468 8340.

If you have any questions about the sale, or
would like further information about the lots
detailed above please do not hesitate in contacting me.

Kind Regards

Stephanie Connell
Bonhams Entertainment Department
stephanie.connell@bonhams.com
+44 (0)8700 273620

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Celebrate the Season parade

How’s this for an odd group of Celebrate the
Season stars: Zachary Quinto, Peter Tork and
Santa Claus. They join mascots, musical acts and
floats carrying entertainers and sports celebs as
part of the annual Celebrate the Season Parade
that marches through Fifth Avenue, Downtown, from
9-11 p.m. Saturday. Along with the WPXI reporters
checking in for the parade telecast, Pittsburgher
Quinto — Sylar on NBC’s “Heroes” and Spock in
the upcoming “Star Trek” film — and Tork —
one-fourth of the TV-made ’70s boy band, the
Monkees — will help Pittsburgh kick off the season.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07322/834258-42.stm

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From: “rrfingerhead”

Warner issued a new Monkees tin CD set as part of their “legends” line.
I thought this bit of news might be of interest for you newsletter.

In stores now and online! By Warner, as part of their “legends” line.

Comes in a collectible tin and has the 3 past budget discs (from
Rhino’s flashback series).

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From: “Monkees.Rhino.Com”

New Deluxe Editions and Exclusive 7″ Vinyl Single Now Available

After nearly a yearlong wait, we are finally
ready to unleash the latest of our restored
Monkees reissues: Headquarters and Pisces,
Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. These two 1967
classics are the albums where The Monkees came
into their own as musicians and songwriters, and
each has been expanded with a full CD of bonus material.

And while supplies last, if you pre-order both
Monkees reissues you will get a FREE limited
edition vinyl 7″ single! Housed in a snazzy
Colgemsesque picture sleeve, both songs are
exclusive to this release. “I Didn’t Know You Had
It In You Sally” was taped for the band in
February ’67, but Micky didn’t lay his vocal on
the track till ’69. The flipside is an alternate
mix of “Daydream Believer” before the addition of
brass and strings. It features a cool extended
ending. We’re only making 2,500 units of the
single, and the orders are flying in – so act now!

Remember, you can’t get this exclusive
collectible in stores — but you can at monkees.rhino.com

monkees.rhino.com 3400 W. Olive Ave., Burbank CA 91505

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From: “grt73”

Just wanted to alert everyone that Davy was on
The O’Reilly Factor on June 14th on FoxNews. He
was on to discuss efforts by Rolling Stone
magazine to keep The Monkees out of the Rock ‘n
Roll Hall of Fame. They showed lots of clips
from the show and the guys on tour as Bill
O’Reilly interviewed Davy. Davy commented on how
The Monkees performed with leading 1960s
musicians and how they were part of the culture
at the time. O’Reilly pointed out that they have
sold 65 million records and that American Idol is
doing the very same sort of auditions today to
find talent that were done to form The
Monkees. O’Reilly said he thought The Monkees
should be in the Hall of Fame and that he was
going to do what he could to make that happen.

Here’s a brief summary if you missed it from Bill O’Reilly’s website:

Back of Book Segment
Looking back at The Monkees

Guest: Davey Jones

Rolling Stone magazine is leading an effort to
ban the Monkees, the made-for-TV band, from the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Former Monkees singer
Davey Jones sounded rather nonchalant about the
controversy. “I haven’t really thought much about
it. As far as being a legitimate group, I don’t
really know what that means. But the Monkees
withstood the test of time.” The Factor contended
that Jones and his mates deserve to be enshrined.
“You guys sold 65-million records, and many
groups in the Hall of Fame don’t come close to
that. You were a phenomenon and people still hum
your tunes, so you guys have to be in there.”

–Donna Thiessen

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From: Kenny Pearson

Rhino sent me the following email a few minutes ago. I
guess they must have had some other problems with the
system:

Dear Valued Rhino Customer,

Thank you for your recent purchase from
Rhino.com. In your order, you qualified for the
Free Monkees Promo 45 by ordered both
HEADQUARTERS and PISCES AQUARIUS CAPRICORN &
JONES LTD. Due to a technical issue, some emails
confirmations may have not included the
Promotional 45. Please be assured that your order qualified for this item a=
nd
you will be receiving it.

Regards,

Online Customer Service

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From: TheMonkeegirl@aol.com

It was brought to my attention, that
planetmicky.com has been hijacked, the new
address is http://www.planetmicky.net

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Tonight: Micky Monkees Christmas Show Louisiana

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Dolenz sharing holiday spirit and Monkees history

Micky’s Monkees Christmas
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 24 (8 p.m.)
WHERE: Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts (100 Lafayette
St.) Louisiana
ADMISSION: $40-$60

[]

Micky Dolenz

By JOHN WIRT
Music critic
Published: Nov 23, 2007

Micky Dolenz exploded into national fame when the Beatles-inspired TV
series, The Monkees, debuted in 1966. The show’s high-energy comedy,
songs written by top tunesmiths of the day and the charismatic four
young men who starred as a fictional band called the Monkees made it
an instant hit.

At the crest of Monkeemania, the Monkees replaced the maturing,
fame-weary Beatles on the covers of American teen magazines. Although
the diminutive Davy Jones won the hearts of millions of girls, it was
Dolenz who sang The Monkees series’ theme and many of the group’s hit
singles and album tracks.

Dolenz, Jones and fellow Monkees Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith sold
more than 65 million records. They performed for thousands of
screaming fans and starred in the 1968 cult classic, Head, written by
no less than Jack Nicholson.

When Dolenz brings his Micky’s Monkees Christmas to the Manship
Theatre Saturday, he’ll embrace his inescapable Monkees legacy. In
addition to traditional Christmas music and “Rockin’ Around the
Christmas Tree” and “Jingle Bell Rock,” Dolenz will perform such
Monkees hits as “Last Train To Clarksville,” “I’m A Believer” and
“Daydream Believer.”

While Davy Jones sang the original recording of “Daydream Believer,”
Dolenz doesn’t let that stop him from singing it at his solo shows.

“I acknowledge that David sang it,” Dolenz said last week from his
home in Los Angeles. “And David does the same thing in his show (when
he sings material originally performed by Dolenz).”

Dolenz also plays guitar during his performances and, depending on
the venue, he may assume his Monkees role as a drummer. He’ll be
joined Saturday by a six-piece band and his sister, Coco, who sang
backup for Monkees recordings.

“Our parents taught us how to sing when we were kids,” Dolenz said.
“We do a couple of songs we learned when we were kids. We’ve been
singing together for so long that we have an incredible, Everly
Brothers kind of harmony thing going on. So she’s an integral part of
the show.”

After Monkeemania ebbed in the late ’60s, Dolenz appeared in
theatrical productions on Broadway and in London and directed and
produced television programs in the United States and England. Still,
he knows that mention of the Monkees may always be the first line in
any print or broadcast story about him.

“The same thing happens with Paul McCartney and whoever,” Dolenz
said. “I don’t mind that, because I understand how success can
overshadow anything else I’ve ever done.”

Yet there was a time when Monkeemania was a dim and distant memory.
In 1977, Dolenz went to London to star in the Harry Nilsson musical,
The Point. He stayed in England for 12 years, becoming a
producer-director for the BBC and London Weekend Television. He also
directed music videos and the Monty Python-associated film, The Box.

But Dolenz was thrust into Monkeemania again in 1986, the 20th
anniversary year of the Monkees’ TV debut. MTV rebroadcast the
series; Dolenz and Tork recorded a new album; the original Monkees
recordings were reissued; and Dolenz, Tork and Jones performed a
reunion tour.

The renewed attention was a shock.

“I hadn’t sung, hadn’t heard anything about the Monkees,” Dolenz
said. “And I came over here and it just exploded. We were the biggest
tour that year.”

During the 20th anniversary tour Dolenz developed a fresh
appreciation for the Monkees.

“After revisiting the music and looking at the TV shows and doing
interviews, I realized that, if you go back to the genesis of it,
it’s not so surprising.”

The Monkees’ TV series and movie, Dolenz said, benefited from such
behind-the-scenes talent as producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider
and writers Paul Mazursky and Jack Nicholson. Monkees songs were
written by Neil Diamond, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart, Paul Williams, Carole Bayer Sager and Neil Sedaka.

“And then you put the four of us into the mix,” Dolenz said. “I like
to think we had something do to with it. You add all of that up, all
of those incredibly talented people and, well, it’s not such a
surprise. The whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts. It’s
that little bit of magic that happens in show business.”

http://www.2theadvocate.com/entertainment/music/11756311.html?showAll=y&c=y

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From: “rrfingerhead”

Over @ Rhino’s site on the Monkees section, Andrew Sandoval has done
some new podcast interviews w/ Nez & Bobby Hart (from 2006).

The Nez one talks about Nez’s new plans for his website, CD re-issues
(pending) of his solo catalog and Witcha Train remix CD reissue for
2008!

Also: Rhino has taken over the Monkees.com domain from Micky.

http://www.monkees.com

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MonkeeMobile up for auction TODAY in Arizona – Monkees Biography Re-air on A&E

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MonkeeMobile up for auction TODAY in Arizona – Monkees Biography Re-air on A&E

Fearsome Robosaurus is on auction block
Bob Golfen
The Arizona Republic
Jan. 15, 2008 12:00 AM

Robosaurus, the giant fire-breathing, car-crushing robot dinosaur
known to monster-truck fans everywhere, will crank up again today for
a fearsome demonstration of its powers at Scottsdale’s 37th annual
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event.

This year’s auction offerings run the gamut from pristine classics,
vintage cars, sports cars, muscle cars and cruisers to some real
oddities, such as a big collection of bizarre creations from the hit
cable-TV show Monster Garage, the Monkeemobile from The Monkees TV
show of the 1960s and the actual jalopy that the Clampett family used
to “move away from there” in The Beverly Hillbillies.

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0115auction0115.html

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Presumed Re-airing of the Biography Channel special on The Monkees

A&E Biography(R) “The Monkees”

Rated: TVPG
Running Time: 60 Minutes
Genre: Documentary
Closed Captions: Yes

Upcoming Airings:
Sunday, January 20 @ 8am/7C

Search for other upcoming episodes
Hey, hey, it’s the Monkees! Here’s everything you ever wanted to know
about the first of the manufactured bands that shocked the music
industry in the 60s by generating a slew of hit records including
“Last Train to Clarksville” and “I’m a Believer.” Formed after two TV
producers placed an ad for actors to star in a new TV show about a
band clearly modeled on the Beatles, the four successful applicants
became stars in their own right. The Monkees sang their own songs, but
they didn’t play their own instruments, even though that’s the way it
looked on their TV show.

http://www.aetv.com/listings/episode_details.do?episodeid=261553

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From: FORGOTTEN HITS

Although it won’t OFFICIALLY be announced until tomorrow … I just
received word that you (or the artist that you represent) have made
the 2008 Ballot for THE HIT PARADE HALL OF FAME!!!

I wasn’t sure if anyone had contacted you yet or not in this regard
… but wanted to pass along our congratulations from FORGOTTEN HITS
on this well-deserved honor!!!

Kent Kotal
The60sShop@aol.com
FORGOTTEN HITS

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From: Tina Zukoski

Please let everyone know that there is a different hall of fame that
The Monkees have been nominated for. It’s called the Hit Parade Hall
of Fame. Fans are the ones who nominate and then vote for singers and
groups to be inducted. The Monkees are on the 2008 list of nominees.
Please take the time to vote for the guys. Since we, the fans, are the
ones who choose who gets in there is a very real shot for us to honor
Micky, Mike, Peter, and David. Vote and spread the word! Here is the
website:
www.hitparadehalloffame.org

Thanks,
Tina

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From: rrfingerhead

Amazing Davy Jones reissue collection: Legit and remastered from Davy
Jones himself! Available from Davy’s own online store/website:
www.davyjones.net

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Monkees Documentary on Biography Channel Wednesday

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http://www.monkees.net/book

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From: Monkee Lady

Biography Channel, Wednesday December 19th, 2007 10pm Eastern
The Monkees
From next week’s TV Guide:
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/7792/tvguidearticleiy1.jpg

It doesn’t say in my satellite guide or on Biography’s website but
I’ve got a feeling the special could be the one that was produced by
Rhino in ’97 that aired on Disney and then made available on home
video.

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from: rrfingerhead

New Monkees Best Of CD/ NEz Reissues

http://www.demonmusicgroup.co.uk/home

has put out a new best of CD for the Monkees. This same label (pending)
will reissue Nez’s solo catalog next year.

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Davy Jones Performs Aladdin in Florida

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http://www.monkees.net/book

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(good article with some new information about Davy – brad)

Davy Jones, an actor with a Monkee on his back

By Mary Damiano | Special Correspondent
December 20, 2007

A few years ago, Davy Jones, the baby-faced 1960s pop star from the
Monkees, appeared as Jesus in an Irish production of Godspell. As he
hung suspended on the cross during the crucifixion scene, singing
about his imminent death, a fearful scenario flashed through his mind:
What if someone from the audience yelled out, “Give us Daydream
Believer before you go!”

Welcome to Davy Jones’ world.

“The Monkees absolutely ruined my acting career,” Jones says. He has a
point. Before the wacky TV show The Monkees made him a star, long
before he was Marcia Brady’s teen-idol crush on The Brady Bunch, Jones
was the toast of Broadway, with a Tony nomination for creating the
role of the Artful Dodger in the musical Oliver!.

“People don’t look at me as being an actor,” says Jones. He treasures
a review of a later production of Oliver!, in which he played Fagin,
that not only praised his portrayal but advised readers if they were
thinking they’d see Davy Jones from the Monkees, they should think
again. “There’s no reason I can’t play any part, but it’s hard to be
taken seriously,” he says.

Jones has learned to walk a tightrope between the serious and the
irreverent throughout his career, balancing his surreal celebrity with
a performer’s soul. And he’s serious about his irreverent turn in the
title role of the Gold Coast Theatre Company’s Aladdin, which will be
presented this month at three South Florida venues. The production is
a British pantomime, or panto, a traditional holiday show in England.

Jude Parry, founder of Gold Coast, likens panto to American
vaudeville. “Although it’s built around a story, panto grew out of
British music hall comedy,” says Parry.

This is the second year Jones has appeared in the panto. He was
approached last year because Parry wanted someone who was British, yet
would have a resonance with American audiences. This year, Jones
brought in his friend Christopher Andrews, a musician and actor who
wrote two songs for Aladdin. (The Gold Coast connection also affected
Jones’ personal life =97 he’s dating co-star Jessica Pacheco, whom he
met while they did last year’s panto.)

Performing in the panto feeds Jones’ love of the stage, and his desire
to bring theater to children. Pantos, which combine the struggle
between good and evil with broad comedy and sight gags, are often
British children’s first taste of live theater.

“If you think you’re going to see Shakespeare, forget it,” says Jones.
“I’m not quite sure whether it works for everybody, but it puts a
smile on the kids’ faces.”

Jones is passionate about enriching children’s lives =97 the man who was
known as the cute Monkee has four adult daughters and three
grandchildren. He recently bought an old church in Pennsylvania with
the intention of turning it into a children’s theater and memorabilia
museum.

Another reason Jones decided to do this year’s panto is that it’s
local. Although he has a house in Pennsylvania, he’s been spending
time in South Florida since 1965. He lived in Sunny Isles for several
years, owns a house in Indiantown where he keeps his racehorses (which
he plans on running at Gulfstream in Hallandale this season) and
recently bought a house in Hollywood near the beach.

While Jones enjoys the anonymity that Florida offers, he’s comfortable
with his celebrity. He performs more than 50 gigs each year, and
gladly sings the old songs that made him famous. (At a Mother’s Day
gig at Disney World, he gave away a thousand T-shirts that said “Davy
Knows Your Mother.”) He doesn’t speak to his Monkees bandmates often,
but doesn’t rule out the idea of a reunion, either. And what about the
fans who attend the panto expecting to see him sing one of his hits?
Is there a chance that Aladdin will belt out Last Train to
Clarksville? “We’ll see what works,” Jones says. “Why not give them
what they want?”

Mary Damiano is a freelance writer in Wilton Manors.

IF YOU GO
Gold Coast Theatre Company presents Aladdin at 3 & 7:30 p.m. Sunday at
Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 3 & 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Dec. 27 at Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort
Lauderdale; 3 & 7 p.m. Dec. 30 at Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach. Tickets $15-50, available at each box office or
Ticketmaster. Visit BritishPanto.org or call 305-538-5500.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/entertainment/stage/sfl-thpantopndec20,0,398208=
1.story

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New Monkees Documentary Saturday Night in UK

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From: “Cindi”

Here’s some info from the Peter Tork/Shoe Suede Blues Myspace blog.
Cindi

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Making The Monkees Documentary

“MAKING THE MONKEES,” a documentary Peter Tork, David Jones and Micky
Dolenz filmed in the fall of 2006 and early 2007 for BBC4 has been
completed. The official premiere air date is:

Sunday, June 3, 2007
10pm
BBC4
United Kingdom

Michael Nesmith makes an appearance via footage shot in 1997.

Also appearing in the film are: Bobby Hart, Don Kirshner, Bob Rafelson,
Jeff Barry, Eric Lefkowitz and Andrew Sandoval.

Archival footage from The Monkees TV series and film, Head is also featured.

Watch closely for very brief appearances by: Aviva Maloney, Donna Dolenz
and Marilyn Ingram.

The film will continue to air during the summer on BBC4. “Making the
Monkees,” is a production of DoubleBand Films of Northern Ireland for BBC4.

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From: Hooloovoo

Any of our UK folks heard about this?
http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2001320029-2007240035,00.html

Article mentions a new C4 documentary called “Making the Monkees”
possibly set to air on June 3rd.

If that’s true – I’d love to get a tape from someone!

-Hoo

Hooloovoo — http://www.hooloovoo.com/
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Eagles may soar, but weasels aren’t sucked into jet engines.

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From: “Richard Burckhardt”

Check this out.

http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=115852

If anyone does get to record this, yell! I wanna copy!

Richard

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From: “bobirene13”

Here is the email I got from Dr.Rhino today about the release date
of the next 2 deluxe sets…
Dear Bob,

These titles are now scheduled for a July 10 release. I do not have
track information available at this time. Please stay tuned to
www.rhino.com for any developments.

Dr. Rhino

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From: michael s nason

They just started offering a Monkees show from 8/24/01 in Los Angeles on
the Wolfgang’s Vault website. The actual link is:

http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/ConcertDetail.aspx?id052453|7602

The sound is excellent, the song selection is great and the boys are in a
festive mood. You can listen for free on the website (signup is free) or
you can download the show for $10. Only thing missing is Mike!

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From: “diana_spickler”

I just saw an Pa.magazine artical on Davy Jones.
I was wondering; did he get married? In one of the
pictures he playing a guitar and he’s wearing a ring.
Keep up the great work with the site.It’s very
infomative.
Thank you,
Diana

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From: radiophile7777

Thought you might find this interesting. It’s from the on-line radio
“trade publication” All-Access:

“CBS Oldies KRTH (K-EARTH 101)/LOS ANGELES’ morning show host GARY BRYAN
has started a petition to get THE MONKEES into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of
Fame. The first person to sign the petition was Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame
songwriter and artist BRIAN WILSON of the BEACH BOYS. While THE MONKEES
already have a star on the HOLLYWOOD Walk of Fame, they have yet to join
the honorees of the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame. Their TV show, “THE
MONKEES,” aired 58 episodes during 1966-67 and left a lasting impression on
a generation with a series of hits including “Last Train to Clarksville,”
“I’m A Believer” and “Daydream Believer.”

BRYAN noted, “THE MONKEES are a significant part of rock n’ roll history.
The huge response from their fans is not surprising since they sold 150
million albums and toured worldwide as a real band.”

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From: Joseph Cooper

This was printed in the Columbus Dispatch this past
Sunday.

Coop

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Induction of Monkees in limbo
One man’s veto keeps chart-toppers at bay, Tork says
Sunday, April 22, 2007 3:53 AM
By Joseph Dionisio

Newsday

Peter Tork
“So you better get ready,” shouts the theme to the
Monkees’ 1960s TV series, “we may be comin’ to your
town!”

Unless your town is Cleveland.

Peter Tork says the Monkees merit consideration for
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but that one man
opposes their induction.

“The only person . . . holding a grudge is Jann Wenner
of Rolling Stone,” the former Monkee says. The
magazine editor “has never written a gracious word. He
personally has the veto power to keep us out.”

Not the Animals, the Rascals, the Lovin’ Spoonful, the
Dells, Del Shannon, Frankie Lymon or Black Sabbath has
more top-20 singles than the Monkees’ 10.

Bands as disparate as the Sex Pistols (Steppin’
Stone), Run-D.M.C. (Mary, Mary) and the Church
(Porpoise Song) have covered Monkees songs. Even
Radiohead’s Go to Sleep eerily channels Micky Dolenz’s
vocals.

“I’m convinced that Micky is one of the great singers
of our time,” Tork says. “He’s always been something
of a genius.”

One notable fan is Michael Stipe, who reportedly vowed
to bar R.E.M. from the hall until the Monkees got in.
Stipe declined to comment, but, in 1994, he did tell
Rolling Stone, “The Monkees . . . meant a lot more to
me” than the Beatles. R.E.M. was finally inducted last
month.

Wenner — who didn’t reply to an interview request —
allegedly denounces Tork, Dolenz, Davy Jones and Mike
Nesmith for not playing their own instruments on the
band’s earliest albums.

In this American Idol era, when acts are
“manufactured” like toasters, fewer critics crucify
the Monkees for being a TV show that spawned a band.

“I’ve not heard the slightest murmur about the Monkees
being fake,” Tork, 65, says from his Connecticut home.
“Everybody’s forgotten it except Wenner. He’s been
vicious.”

Backed by producer Don Kirshner’s songwriting stable
— Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Neil Diamond, Neil
Sedaka, Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart — the band
unleashed four straight No. 1 albums and three
chart-toppers. The singers eventually penned their own
catchy pop, albeit with less chart success.

Tork — who plays guitar, banjo, piano and bass — is
touring with the Shoe Suede Blues Band, which includes
guitarist Richard Mikuls, bassist Arnold Jacks and
drummer Jeff Olson.

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From: The60sshop@aol.com

Hi Brad!

Interestingly “timely” article about THE MONKEES and their odds of ever
making THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME.

Don’t know if you read our complete series or not … but if you think some
of your subscribers might be interested in seeing it, please let them know
that it will be available again sometime in May to a whole new mailing
list. (Our THIRD Mailing already!!!)

LOTS of press on this so far … I have already done SEVERAL radio shows on
this topic and THE MONKEES have the support of a large number of
fans. Unfortunately, this means absolutely NOTHING in the eyes of THE ROCK
AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Nominating Committee … and THAT’s the problem that
our series addresses!!! (And it’s not just THE MONKEES either … a
virtual Who’s Who of recording artists made our DESERVING AND DENIED List!!!)

Anyway, it may make for some interesting food for thought. Anyone
interested can simply email me at The60sShop@aol.com and ask to be added to
our list. In addition, we’ll be rerunning our TOMMY BOYCE AND BOBBY HART
Series later this year with BRAND NEW commentary from BOBBY HART himself!!!

Please let THE MONKEES fans know that we would LOVE to have them on our
FORGOTTEN HITS Mailing List. Thanks!!!

Kent Kotal
The60sShop@aol.com
FORGOTTEN HITS

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From: “bluemasque”

The April ’07 issue of Guitar Player Magazine features a cover
article, “40 Greatest Guitar Albums of 1967”. The 2nd album listed
is “More of the Monkees”, with a list of some of the session men,
styles of playing, and Louie Shelton’s gear.

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From: Mzhelenp

Jerry Renino

Jerry has been the bass player working with the Monkees individually
and collectively for many years. He started out in the ’80’s with the
Peter Tork Project, with Peter, Derek Lord (who wrote “Vagabond John”)
on drums, and Scott Avitabile on guitar. Then in 1989 Jerry was the
bass player on the Monkees tour. After that his band, Breakaway,
became Davy’s band (Jerrry, Steve Avitabile on keyboards, VJ Riccitelli
on drums, Rory Gordon on guitar with the addition of Steve Barlotta on
tenor sax). The band then added Wayne Avers (guitar) and Jimmy
Riccitelli, VJ’s brother, on keyboards.

Over the years Jerry performed with Davy, with Micky, with Peter, with
various combinations of 2 or 3 of them, and then worked with a lot of
other artists such as Peter Noone.

Jerry was a terrific guy – always quick with a joke, very considerate &
patient with the fans. He came from a very musical family – all 4
brothers AND his sister play instruments. Jerry went to SUNY Oswego as
a music major, which is why we thought establishing a music scholarship
in his name would be a wonderful way to honor his memory. His family
is thrilled, and extremely grateful for any and all contributions –
even $5 or $10 will help build the scholarship up to eventually become
fully endowed.

Once again, if anyone wants to contribute, make checks payable to
Oswego College Fund, Inc. and send to:
Jerry Renino Memorial Fund
SUNY Oswego
Development Office
219 Sheldon Hall
Oswego, NY 13126

I’m sure a lot of people here on the list have stories of their own to
tell about Jerry. He was a great guy, and will be missed….

helen

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From: Mzhelenp

Diane Medas had the idea to pay a lasting and on-going tribute to Jerry by
setting up a music scholarship at Jerry’s alma mater, SUNY Oswego, in his
name. So, it’s been done! Every year a music major will receive a
scholarship in Jerry’s name.

It takes $10,000 for a “fully endowed” scholarship, which means that the
fund earns interest and the interest is awarded every year. Until we can
reach that amount, the fund would only be able to give out about $100 per
year, so please spread the word to everyone you know who might be
interested in contributing. I’m sure his family would be thrilled if we
could raise the entire amount from his fans and friends.

Checks/money orders should be made out to:
Oswego College Foundation, Inc.

Mail to:
Jerry Renino Memorial Fund
SUNY Oswego
Development Office
219 Sheldon Hall
Oswego, NY 13126

Even if it’s just $5, every little bit helps towards the goal. Thank you!

helen, Cathy & Diane

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From: Mzhelenp

Jerry’s funeral was warm, touching, funny and filled with enormous love.
I’m sure he’d have been overwhelmed by the love in the room.

I know many people are looking for a way to pay tribute to the man. Stay
tuned here – we’ll have details within the next day or two about a way to
carry on Jerry’s music legacy, pay tribute, and please his family.

helen

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From: “lfedick”

Jerry Renino has left this life. We buried him this morning with a very
moving and dignified service. He was surrounded by people who not only
loved the man, but also his imperfections.

Jerry was a loyal and steadfast friend, employee, employer, and most
importantly a very genuine, creative and gentle human being. He was a rock
for many individuals, myself inclued.

To continue to speculate regarding the circumstances which lead Jerry to
leave us far too soon cannot bring him back. The continued spread of rumor
and misinformation will only serve to tarnish the wonderful legacy that he
has so deeply embedded into all of us who were fortunate to have known him
well.

“Bad Luck” shadows those who are unprepared, and this is certainly not
something that could be said of Jerry Renino.

Please, let’s celebrate the life of this wonderful man and hold his memory
with the dignity and respect of which he is so deserving.

Lisa Fedick

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Rock quick hits

Rob Zombie has posted photos of some of the cast members from his remake of
Halloween at the movie’s MySpace page, including a shot of actor Malcolm
McDowell in the key role of Dr. Loomis. Zombie also announced that Mickey
Dolenz of the Monkees has joined the cast of the controversial film, which
is now five weeks into shooting.

http://www.therockradio.com/2007/03/rock-quick-hits.html

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From: “Mary-Jean Valenzano”

Guess you might know this already but Davy Jones is playing at Penns Peak
in Jim Thorpe, PA on June 22nd. Tickets went on sale today and I got my
seat already! Can’t wait to see the show!

MJ Valenzano

Mary-Jean Valenzano
JDL Computers

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From: thephotolady

Just found out that Micky is going to be in 2 concerts in the Toronto
area. June 15th is in Mississauga (Ontario) at the Hershey Centre and
June 16th is in Hamilton (Ontario) at Copps Coliseum. Tickets wont go
on sale til 4-6 weeks before the date apparently. These concerts are
usually more than 2 or 3 acts but so far Micky is the only one on the
bill. The promotors also said they were having two members of the
Monkees but no venue will confirm that.
Lora Keyes

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From: WeebleSue

Hey – take a look at this cartoon! It’s WONDERFUL – Monkees vs Beatles!
http://www.arcamax.com/pic/24150/431220

Susan
It’s hard to be in a bad mood when your puppy is wagging her tail at you.
Susan Cannon
July 15, 2006
(or as it often comes out, “as she is tagging her wail at you!”)

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From: “robynapelt20002001”

micky in money magazine march 2007 issue photos
photos of micky georgia and micky at rockers 2007 on
www.wireimages.com www.gettyimages.com www.flimmagic.com from
robynapelt

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Reviews
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From: Wanda Perez

Last night(2/17/07) Davy gave a great concert at the
State Fair in Tampa, Florida. His show lasted almost 2
hours including his encore. After the show he signed
autographs but was unable to pose for pictures with
the fans due to the long line of people waiting. I was
lucky enough to pose for a picture with one of his
band members and get some of their autographs as well.

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From: “robynapelt20002001”

MICKY DOLENZ WILL BE AT ROCKERS ON BROADWAY JERSEY STYLE JANUARY 29TH
2007 DOORS AT 7.30PM SHOW AT 8PM BB KING BLUES CLUB AND GRILL 237
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From: “robynapelt20002001”

micky dolenz will be at a expo sherwood oaks all acess weekend
beverly hills feb 8th to 11 2007 see www.sherwoodoakscollege.com
for more yes you will have to pay and book . from
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From: Roshina

Grinding the Organ

IT’S LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING, and First Church of Christ, Scientist in
Carmel, California, is empty. So, naturally, Michael Nesmith wants to fill=

it with music. He taps on a computer keyboard for a minute and notches up
the volume =AD not quite to 11, but loud enough to feel in your bones. The=

piece, Tomas Albinoni’s Adagio for Strings, is familiar =AD it was used as=

theme music in Gallipoli =AD but Nesmith and Calvin, the virtual pipe organ=

he designed, have transformed it into something spectacular.

Calvin =AD short for computer-aided live venue instrument =AD consists of a=

Dell computer, six powered JBL speakers, and an 18-inch subwoofer. Its
modest wooden cabinet sits a couple feet from the console of the church’s
regular organ, with its floor-to-ceiling pipes. But Calvin’s sonic range
dwarfs that of its neighbor. “It sounds like the organ, but it’s so much
better,” Nesmith says, as Albinoni’s piece, ethereal and startlingly crisp,=

swirls around us.

Traditional pipe organs are one-man orchestras, versatile instruments that=

can mimic the sounds of violins, cellos, woodwinds, and brass. But even the=

most dexterous organist, limited to 10 fingers and two feet, couldn’t take=

on a complex, layered piece like the Adagio. “The organ could play it, but=

the organist couldn’t,” Nesmith says.

Calvin, however, can play just about anything, and Nesmith has programmed
in church hymns, Mozart, and, for kicks, Sting’s “Fields of Gold.” Calvin’s=

secret is a database from NDB, a Hungarian company that recorded more than=

3,000 tones from two of the world’s finest organs, capturing every sound in=

their Budapest cathedrals, including the reverb of the music off the stone=

walls. Teaching Calvin a new piece means matching these organ samples to
the original instrumentation. Adagio for Strings is usually played by a
50-piece orchestra. To make it work on Calvin, Nesmith programmed a series=

of digital files that tell the system to select organ sounds that best
represent each of those instruments. Some files for individual instruments=

are available online, and all Nesmith has to do is rearrange and mix them.=

Other times, Nesmith “plays” the information in himself. The result is not=

quite the same as live music, but it’s far better than a CD. Closing my
eyes during Calvin’s performance of Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C
Minor, I’m briefly transported from this wood-paneled, teal-carpeted church=

in Carmel to a soaring cathedral in Budapest.

Nesmith =AD yes, we’re talking about the former member of the Monkees =AD i=
s a
bona fide digital media visionary. A pioneer of music television and an
author of early hypertext fiction, he also helped produce the films Repo
Man and Tapeheads and started the seminal home video company Pacific Arts.=

Not surprisingly, his current project has met some resistance. Most of the=

Carmel congregation seems to appreciate Calvin (Nesmith says some wept
during its first performance of the Adagio), but a few churchgoers have
grumbled. Machine-made music in their place of worship? No thanks. Plus,
the regular organist feels threatened. “I can’t play like that,” she told
Nesmith after Calvin’s inaugural show.

Nesmith doesn’t intend to put musicians out of work, but in his soft-spoken=

way he is on a mission. “Typically, church music hasn’t been at the top of=

my list of things that are inspiring,” he says, fiddling with Calvin’s
controls. “If I’m in a good environment where people can really sing and
play, that for me turns into church. That’s as high as I get.” Nesmith
leans back as the opening chords of Ravel’s exquisite Pavane pour une
infante d=E9funte spread through the sanctuary. “At least,” he says, “this =
is
played well.”

=AD Jason Silverman

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Happy Birthday Peter Tork

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Happy 65th birthday Peter Tork! Born February 13, 1942

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From: robbie.white

The March 2007 issue of the UK “Uncut” magazine has a brief Peter Tork
interview on page 31 in their ” I Thought You Were Dead” column.

Robbie White

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From: “robynapelt20002001”

photos of micky dolenz at rockers 2007 on www.wireimages.com

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From: WeebleSue

When you go to the site, you can either search for “Micky Dolenz” or
“Rockers on Broadway.” you won’t get any results if you look for Rockers 2007.

There are 39 pictures of the event, most if not all with Micky in them, but
only one single shot of Micky alone. They’re all great, and he looks fabulous
as always. He always was my favorite Monkee.

Thanks for the referral…
Susan
It’s hard to be in a bad mood when your puppy is wagging her tail at you.
Susan Cannon
July 15, 2006
(or as it often comes out, “as she is tagging her wail at you!”)

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Alert: Jerry Renino, Monkees Tour Musical Director Dies

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Jerry Renino was a bass player and musical director for the Monkees touring
band.

From: MickyDolenz.com

From: Rosinha Monkees Viegas

From: Tami Oyler

Sandy called today to say that Jerry Renino had been found dead in his
home. He was touring with Peter Noone and missed a few shows, so they sent
someone to his house to check up on him. It appears he’d been dead for
about a week and a half. No results from the autopsy yet. He’d been having
a run of bad luck lately – dog died, marriage over, was losing his house
and moving in with mom and dad – so it’s possible that had something to do
with it. A very sad way to go. :(

tami

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Monkees Show Back on TV – Peter, Micky and Andrew Live this

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from: andrew

This Sunday (July 9th) at 9pm, Andrew will be performing at Spaceland
in Silverlake (Los Angeles, California). Admission is FREE!

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from: robynapelt

micky will be at rockers on broadway on july 10th 2006 at the cutting
room 19 west 24th street manhattan tickets $25.00 at the door
show is at 8.pm see www.rockersonbroadway.com or
http;//www.playbill.com/news/article/100496.html for more . from
robynapelt@ecn.net.au

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From: Laura

Peter will be on the radio this Sun., July 9th at 5 PM, eastern time. Here
are the details. Disregard, if you already know about this. I just
happened to see it on his website. You can listen on the internet.

Sunday, July 9th, 2006 5:00 PM
“White On Blues” Radio Show
www.wusb.fm

http://www.wusb.fm

Promo spot

Part of the ‘blues-a-thon’, from 5-7pm.
Peter is being interviewed for the show which will also feature a few cuts
from Peter’s past and present recordings – including a cut from “Saved by
the Blues.”

Peace, Love & JOY, Laura “The best way to find yourself is to lose
yourself in the service of others.”-Mahatma Gandhi

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From: “robbiegilmore”

From IMDB.com:

“I” To Become Classic TV & Movie Network

The former Pax TV network, now called “i” (that’s it, just “i”), is
metamorphosing into a network devoted entirely to old movies & TV
shows. After signing an agreement last week with Warner Bros. TV for
rights to air a number of “classic” TV shows, “i”, whose parent company
is now called Ion Media Networks (formerly Paxson Communications), has
struck a deal with Sony to air such TV shows as The Monkees, Charlie’s
Angels, & Silver Spoons, & such movies as Short Circuit, A River Runs
Through It, & the Academy Award-winning musical Oliver. The network
claims it has a potential audience of 92 million, including those who
can receive it on its owned broadcast stations & on cable.

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Rhino Expands First Two Monkees Albums
July 07, 2006, 3:30 PM ET
Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

Rhino has set an Aug. 15 release date for expanded editions of the first
two albums from TV stars turned pop idols the Monkees. Both will be issued
as two-disc packages including stereo and mono mixes plus rare and
previously unreleased bonus tracks.

1966’s “The Monkees,” which spent 13 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard album
chart, sports previously unreleased alternate mixes of “Papa Gene’s Blues”
and “The Kind of Girl I Could Love,” a version of “I Don’t Think You Know
Me” with Micky Dolenz on vocals, a jingle for Kellogg’s and a demo for
“Propinquity (I’ve Just Begun To Care).”

The following year’s “More of the Monkees” was even more successful than
its predecessor, spending 18 weeks at No. 1. Among the bonus tracks are
“Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)” with narration by Peter Tork, the first
recorded version of “Valleri,” an alternate take of “Tear Drop City” and a
different mix of “I’m a Believer.”

Owing to a history of inter-band acrimony, the Monkees last toured with all
four original members in 1997. Minus Nesmith, Dolenz, Tork and Davy Jones
subsequently hit the road on several occasions but have no plans to work
together in the future.

“I would not work with those guys again if my life depended on it,” Jones
recently told Scripps Howard News Service. “I can’t be responsible for
their attitudes and the way they treat people.”

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002801851

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Davy Jones Lashes Out
Heather Adler
Dose
Friday, June 23, 2006

Who was more influential: Jimi Hendrix or the Monkees, a faux-boy band who
didn’t actually play their instruments but became heartthrobs after they
launched a silly, slap-stick sitcom that featured corny adventures and
goofy outfits? Apparently, Monkee frontman Davy Jones thinks he some kind
of authority on dead rockers like Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Elvis Presley and
Janis Joplin. He says he doesn’t respect them.

“I don’t have a lot of respect for people like Jimi Hendrix or Kurt Cobain
or Janis Joplin or Elvis Presley because they all killed themselves in one
way or another,” Jones told the Winnipeg Sun. “Although I often wonder what
they’d be doing now if they were still alive. Would they be these crumbling
look-alikes of the same people, greeting people at the entrance of Caesar’s
Palace?”

Jones went on to take credit for washed up Guns N’ Roses frontman Alx
Roses’s dance moves.

“I was watching videos with my kids about 20 years ago, and one of my
daughters said, ‘Dad, why are you dancing like Axl Rose?’ ” he says. “I was
like, ‘Are you kidding me? Did your mother tell you to say that?’ “

You know, Jones, sometimes it really is better than to burn out than fade
away. What have you been up to lately? You know, besides inspiring a
hard-rock dinosaur to move his hips?

http://www.dose.ca/toronto/music/story.html?s_id=WhQN5PtwypQEBhVeO40DJkuVnBYRv2adwV1KBjKv%2BCjhkIVhsLfpVA%3D%3D

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from: ben

The #2 Monkeemobile owned by George Barris is being
restored/updated. Advanced Restoration of Sacramento is doing a frame off
restoration and update to the 40 year old car. More information can be
found at The Monkeemobile website
http://groups.msn.com/TheMonkeemobile%20also%20a%20video%20of%20George%20Barris%20
talking about the project can be seen here
http://www.barrisbilt.com/monkee.html

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Crozet’s Braeburn entries hopeful in weekend races
By Nick Hahn / Daily Progress correspondent
June 30, 2006

Crozet’s Braeburn Farm has an entry in both of Colonial Downs’ weekend
stakes races.

……………..

Former Monkees lead singer Davey Jones returns to Colonial on Sunday
entering his 7-year-old gelding Indiantown Jones in a $20,000 allowance
optional claiming race run prior to the Van Clief.

http://www.dailyprogress.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=CDP%2FMGArticle%2FCDP_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1149188846950&path=!sports

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From: “bobirene13”

Andrew has been busy today! Over at Steve Hoffman forum,he has
posted some “hints” as what is on the 1st 2 releases:

The great thing about the new reissues is you get to hear all of
this music together – in one place. The bonus material is filled
with surprises (different vocals, mixes and studio chat). As for “So
Goes Love” it will appear for the first time at the original
recorded speed (it is sped up on Missing Links) and with a
previously unheard double tracked vocal.
Virtually every bonus track has some extra element to it – studio
chat, different mix – something unheard. We’ve been working up to
the last minute to have these be filled with good sound and great
songs.

And someone asked about what all the designations on the MOTM
reissue meant:
the designations don’t mean anything – all will be revealed soon….

We are getting close to getting the whole picture!

Stay tuned!

Bob T

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From: Ed Olsen

Hi Group,
Just saw the first 2 Monkees Albums, The Monkees and More of the Monkees
Deluxe 2 CD editions from Rhino listed on Amazon UK with a release date of
August 6, and on Amazon USA as imports with a release date of August 10.
The countdown has begun!

Thanks
Ed

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From: “bobirene13”

Here we go! Someone over at the Steve Hoffman TV website found the
tracklistings for the 1st 2 reissues. The links for the listings:
http://www1.cd-wow.com/detail_results.php?product_code=375684
The Monkees

http://www1.cd-wow.com/detail_results.php?product_code=375685
More Of The Monkees

And here they are…
MONKEES – The Monkees (2CD Remastered Deluxe Edition)
CD 1:
(Theme From) The Monkees (Original Stereo Version)
Saturday’s Child (Original Stereo Version)
I Wanna Be Free (Original Stereo Version)
Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Another Day (Original Stereo Version)
Papa Gene’s Blues (Original Stereo Version)
Take A Giant Step (Original Stereo Version)
Last Train To Clarksville (Original Stereo Version)
This Just Doesn’t Seem To Be My Day (Original Stereo Version)
Let’s Dance On (Original Stereo Version)
I’ll Be True To You (Original Stereo Version)
Sweet Young Thing (Original Stereo Version)
Gonna Buy Me A Dog (Original Stereo Version)
The Kind Of Girl I Could Love (Alternate Mix)
I Don’t Think You Know Me (Micky’s Vocal)
Theme From) The Monkees (Second Recorded Version)
So Goes Love (LP Version)
Papa Gene’s Blues (Alternate Mix)
I Can’t Get Her Off My Mind (LP Previously Unissue Early Version)
Of You (Previously Unissued Mix)
(I Prithee) Do Not Ask For Love (Alternate Mix)
Gonna Buy Me A Dog (Backing Track)
CD 2:
(Theme From) The Monkees (Original Mono Version)
Saturday’s Child (Original Mono Version)
I Wanna Be Free (Original Mono Version)
Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Another Day (Original Mono Version)
Papa Gene’s Blues (Original Mono Version)
Take A Giant Step (Original Mono Version)
Last Train To Clarksville (Original Mono Version)
This Just Doesn’t Seem To Be My Day (Original Mono Version)
Let’s Dance On (Original Mono Version)
I’ll Be True To You (Original Mono Version)
Sweet Young Thing (Original Mono Version)
Gonna Buy Me A Dog (Original Mono Version)
(Theme From) The Monkees (Third Recorded Version)
Kellogg’s Jingle
All The King’s Horses (Originally Unissued, Album Version)
You Just May Be The One (T.V. Version)
I Wanna Be Free (Fast Version)
I Don’t Think You Know Me (Mike’s Vocal)
Propinquity (I’ve Just Begun to Care) (Demo Version)
It Won’t Be The Same Without Her (Original Mono Mix)[/font]

More Of The Monkees (2CD Remastered Deluxe Edition)
CD 1:
She (2006 Remastered Original Stereo Version)
When Love Comes Knockin’ (At Your Door) (2006 Remastered Original
Stereo Version)
Mary, Mary (2006 Remastered Original Stereo Version)
Hold On Girl (2006 Remastered Original Stereo Version)
Your Auntie Grizelda (2006 Remastered Original Stereo Version)
(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone (2006 Remastered Original Stereo
Version)
Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) (2006 Remastered Original Stereo
Version)
The Kind Of Girl I Could Love (2006 Remastered Original Stereo
Version)
The Day We Fall In Love (2006 Remastered Original Stereo Version)
Sometime In The Morning (2006 Remastered Original Stereo Version)
Laugh (2006 Remastered Original Stereo Version)
I’m A Believer (2006 Remastered Original Stereo Version)
Apples, Peaches, Bananas and Pears (2006 Remastered LP Version)
Ladies Aid Society (2006 Remastered Original Mono Mix)
I’ll Spend My Life With You (2006 Remastered First Recorded Version)
I Don’t Think You Know Me (2006 Remastered Second Recorded Version)
Through The Looking Glass (2006 Remastered First Recorded Version)
Don’t Listen To Linda (First Recorded Version)
Kicking Stones (2006 Remastered Version)
Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) (2006 Remastered Version With Peter’s
Narration)
I’m A Believer (2006 Remastered Alternate Mix)
Mr. Webster (2006 Remastered First Recorded Version)
CD 2:
She (2006 Remastered Original Mono Version)
When Love Comes Knockin’ (At Your Door) (2006 Remastered Original
Mono Version)
Mary, Mary (2006 Remastered Original Mono Version)
Hold On Girl (2006 Remastered Original Mono Version)
Your Auntie Grizelda (2006 Remasteed Original Mono Version)
(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone (2006 Remastered Original Mono Version)
Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) (2006 Remastered Original Mono
Version)
The Kind Of Girl I Could Love (2006 Remastered Original Mono Version)
The Day We Fall In Love (2006 Remastered Original Mono Version)
Sometime In The Morning (2006 Remastered Original Mono Version)
Laugh (2006 Remastered Original Mono Version)
I’m A Believer (2006 Remastered Original Mono Version)
Valleri (2006 Remastered First Recorded Version)
Words (2006 Remastered First Recorded Version)
Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) (2006 Remastered TV Version)
I’ll Be Back Up On My Feet (2006 Remastered First Recorded Version)
Tear Drop City (2006 Remastered Alternate Mix)
Of You (2006 Remastered Mono Mix)
Hold On Girl (2006 Remastered First Recorded Version)
(I Prithee) Do Not Ask For Love (2006 Remastered Version)

So- With a release date sometime in August ( I have heard anywhere
from August 7th through August 21st), we now know what is coming!

I wonder why the MOTM list has 2006 remastered original versions,
while the 1st album just says Original versions?
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…

Bob T
My trade list site:http://home.bellsouth.net/p/PWP-bobttradelist

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From: The60sshop@aol.com

Today we reran the chapter on the history of THE MONKEES’ song VALLERI …
it comes from our THE SONGS OF TOMMY BOYCE AND BOBBY HART Series that we
published a couple of years ago in FORGOTTEN HITS.

Since you were so helpful in promoting this piece in the past, I’m sending
it to you again in its entirety in the hopes that other MONKEES / BOYCE AND
HART Fans (and ’60’s Music Fans) may want to look it over and check out our
FORGOTTEN HITS Music Service. (We’ve got three great new series coming up
that may be of interest: THE TOP 200 BIGGEST TWO-SIDED HITS OF ALL-TIME
followed by an exclusive interview with PETER NOONE of HERMAN’S HERMITS …
and then a VERY lengthy feature spotlighting some of the great, FAVORITE,
FORGOTTEN B-SIDES as nominated by our readers.

Interested parties should contact The60sShop@aol.com. Thanks, Brad!

By popular request today, we’re going to rerun (’60’s FLASHBACK
Style) one of the most popular chapters from our TOMMY BOYCE AND BOBBY HART
Series.

About two years ago, we ran a three week series spotlighting the
songs written by TOMMY BOYCE AND BOBBY HART … naturally, the hits they
wrote for THE MONKEES became a big part of that feature.

The story behind the song VALLERI seemed to most capture the
interest of our FORGOTTEN HITS readers … in fact, it was THIS particular
chapter that the online MONKEES fanzine FLEXQUARTERS ran an excerpt from
which resulted in several new readers joining the FORGOTTEN HITS Mailing List.

Today, by popular demand, we’re going to rerun this special VALLERI
chapter.

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Today we’re going to examine the FACTS and FABLES concerning
another one of THE MONKEES’ biggest hits.

In his book HOW TO WRITE A HIT SONG…AND SELL IT, TOMMY BOYCE
tells a funny, interesting story revolving around one of THE MONKEES’ last
big hits.

THE MONKEES were always being supplied new musical material from a
virtual who’s who of songwriters: NEIL DIAMOND, GERRY GOFFIN and CAROLE
KING, NILSSON, NEIL SEDAKA and DAVID GATES (later of BREAD) all had their
songs recorded by the band in the first couple of years. In addition,
MICKY DOLENZ, DAVY JONES, PETER TORK and, most frequently, MIKE NESMITH
were submitting their OWN compositions for consideration. Therefore, as
time wore on, when BOYCE AND HART were called upon to supply a song, they
pretty much needed to have one “at the ready.”

THE FABLE:
According to BOYCE’s account (as published in his book), back in
the day when DON KIRSHNER oversaw those musical selections, he called BOYCE
AND HART one morning and told TOMMY (who just happened to answer the phone
… BOBBY was still sound asleep) that he had a dream last night that the
title of THE MONKEES’ next #1 Record should be a girl’s
name. Spontaneously, TOMMY BOYCE replied, “Donnie, you won’t believe
this!!! But, last night while you were having that dream, BOBBY and I
wrote an unbelievably great song for THE MONKEES … and, are you ready for
this? … it has a girl’s name in the title!”
KIRSHNER was flabbergasted! “Tell me the title, quick! I want to
hear it! What’s her name?”
Of course, TOMMY couldn’t comply … the song hadn’t been written
yet! “Donnie, her name is so beautiful and so exciting that I couldn’t
possibly tell it to you over the phone. But I’ll tell you what … you’re
going to love it when you hear it tomorrow.” Despite KIRSHNER’s insistence
that TOMMY come over now and play him the song … or, better yet, that
KIRSHNER drop by THEIR place to hear the tune (that hadn’t yet been
written!), TOMMY finally stalled him with the excuse that BOBBY was still
sleeping. (Of course, HART didn’t know ANY of this as he really WAS still
asleep … and had no idea what TOMMY had just committed them to!)
KIRSHNER was adamant … “How about noon TODAY at my
place?!?!” BOYCE says it was more of a command than a question. “Okay,”
he said, giving in, “but do me a favor. Please have everyone there who’s
connected with the television show.” KIRSHNER agreed to assemble producers
BERT SCHNEIDER and BOB RAPHELSON, vice president LESTER SILL, and
chairman-of-the-board JACKIE COOPER. (Nothing like putting a little more
pressure on the situation!!!)
At 10:00 BOYCE decided to wake BOBBY and tell him the news …
after all, having just committed to writing the next #1 song in America was
a pretty big deal!!! Realizing the pressure they were under, both
songwriters quickly began making a list of girls’ names but none
particularly struck their fancy. TOMMY had the beginnings of a melody but
they just weren’t able to put it together with any of the names on the
list. They decided to take a drive, hoping for inspiration (or divine
intervention). At 11:00, while driving along Mulholland Drive, TOMMY
finally asked BOBBY to “reach deep into your past for a recollection of one
girl in your life, or even in your dreams, that you had never told anybody
about.” HART gave it some thought and then replied that there WAS a girl
in High School that he liked a lot but she never returned the favor. He
would think about her every once in a while over the years and once had
even written a song about her. “I was never too hot on the song,” he said,
“but what I liked about it was the name, which was hers.”
“Come on, BOBBY,” TOMMY exclaimed, “tell me her name and my melody
will flow right out to meet her.” And, of course, BOBBY then replied, “And
her name was VALLERI” … which INSTANTLY fit the melody that TOMMY had
been working on! Now fifteen minutes away from their meeting at KIRSHNER’s
house, that left them all of twelve minutes to complete the song!!! They
got as far as “There’s a girl I know who makes me feel so good” which,
along with the chorus, “and her name is Valleri … I love you, Valleri”
was all they had when they pulled into the driveway.
BOYCE was banking on the fact that KIRSHNER had wanted a song with
a girl’s name in the title SO badly … and the fact that he had already
told him about the GREAT song they had written “the night before” … that
the conditions were, in effect, pre-programmed for them to present THE
MONKEES’ next big smash hit single. (With all those executives sitting in
the room waiting for the debut, the anticipation was exceptionally high …
TOMMY believed that ANY song they would have played based around a girl’s
name would have qualified as “exactly what they were looking for.”) They
sang the chorus line in two-part harmony and then the first two lines of
the verse … which was all they had. They then explained that the song
still needed a little work but there was nothing to worry about … they’d
have it completed by tomorrow. They then “did a reprise on the part we had
written, singing it with the all gusto one reserves for GOD BLESS
AMERICA.” For the grand-finale, BOYCE hit a big final chord, tossed his
guitar over his shoulder and went down on one knee in his “best ELVIS
fashion.” The room fell silent as they waited for KIRSHNER’s
reaction. Finally, KIRSHNER jumped to his feet and shouted “It’s a smash
… Number One!!!” All the other execs in the room agreed. They had
pulled it off!
According to TOMMY, they completed the first verse later that day
and then booked studio time for the following afternoon. Then they went to
a movie!!! THE MONKEES were told to report to the studio the following day
at five o’clock and between two and five, the basic musical backing tracks
were recorded. In twenty minutes, BOYCE AND HART wrote a second verse and
between five and six o’clock THE MONKEES’ vocals were added. The whole
process took all of FOUR HOURS!!! It was quickly mixed and put into the
television show the following week!!!
BOYCE then goes on to say that “Just as soon as the television show
was aired, two disc-jockeys, one from Florida and the other from Chicago,
decided on their own to make a tape of VALLERI and pipe it out from their
radio stations. On each of those two stations, before it had even sold a
single record, the song became Number One on the request list. RCA called
Donnie Kirshner and told him that if he released it as a single, they would
pre-ship two million records and guarantee that it would be the Number One
Record. Good to their word, they released VALLERI the following week and
within three weeks it was Number One in both Cash Box and Billboard. Two
weeks later, it was Number One in almost every country in the world with
sales of close to three million records.”

THE FACTS:
Now that’s a pretty amazing and fascinating little story … but a
little bit of research indicates that TOMMY may have “stretched the truth”
just a little bit here and there.
What first tipped me off was the end bit regarding VALLERI’s
astounding chart life. Now PART of this story is true. After VALLERI
aired on an episode of the television series, WCFL, right here in Chicago,
started playing the heck out of it from a tape they had made from the
broadcast. Every night it came in at #1 on the Top Five Most Requested
Songs Of The Day … and this went on for weeks and weeks and weeks. (From
what I understand, some folks believe that WCFL then sent out copies of
their “bootleg” version of VALLERI to other stations around the country to
air … however, I am more inclined to believe that they kept it to
themselves as a “SUPER ‘CFL Exclusive.” However, a radio station in
Florida DID get the same results when THEY played a taped copy on the air
… the request lines lit up like a Christmas tree and Florida fans
couldn’t get enough of the song.) Growing up here at the time, I clearly
remember ALL of these events as I, too, thought VALLERI was a great song
and listened to WCFL’s Top Requests Countdown every night! I remember my
frustration at not being able to BUY the song because it was only available
on tape at the radio station.
However, THIS is where BOYCE’s story falls apart. VALLERI first
aired on the CAPTAIN CROCODILE episode of the television series on February
20, 1967, five months after the series premiered on NBC. It was not
released as a single until March of 1968 … a full THIRTEEN MONTHS
later!!! (An RCA / COLGEMS recording log that I found shows that THE
MONKEES first laid down this track on August 6, 1966 … HARDLY the week
before it aired! In fact, this was before a single episode of the TV
series had ever been shown … so, if ANY of that conversation between
KIRSHNER and BOYCE AND HART ever really happened, they wouldn’t have
referred to VALLERI as THE MONKEES’ “NEXT Number One Hit … it would have
been their very FIRST Number One Hit!!! They had not yet released a single
recording!!!)
When VALLERI WAS finally released as a single a year later, it was
a completely re-recorded version, which DID go to #1 in Cash Box but
stopped at #3 in Billboard. THE MONKEES recorded a completely new version
of this song in December of 1967 (sessions were held on the 26th and the
28th), which ultimately became the hit single release. (Being a HUGE
MONKEES fan at the time, I remember personally being VERY surprised to see
this single finally being released after all that time.) Songwriting
partner BOBBY HART explains that after wrestling control away from KIRSHNER
regarding the selection of the material THE MONKEES would record … and
then winning the rights to play their own instruments on those records …
by the end of 1967 they also had it written into their contracts that ALL
future recordings would show “Produced by THE MONKEES” on the label. (By
this time, each member of the band was generally recording their new tracks
individually anyway, so when a new album was completed, they simply went
with the group production credit.)
As such, the 1966 track (which was produced by BOYCE AND HART) had
to be scrapped because the Musicians Union contracts had already been filed
with BOYCE AND HART’s names on them as producers. This meant that when THE
MONKEES decided to release VALLERI as a single, a whole new track needed to
be created. BOYCE AND HART (who, by this time, had been dismissed as
producers) were approached about coming back and, according to HART,
“making it sound as close to the original as possible.” Contrary to
TOMMY’s account, BOBBY says “VALLERI was specifically written for
them. Over a year after we cut the song, LESTER SILL came back to us and
said, ‘They want you to recut VALLERI. You can’t have producers credit,
but we want you to go back in and do it again, making it sound as close to
the original as possible.’ So that’s what we did.”
During the re-recording process, yet ANOTHER mix was created …
and this is the one that seems to have found its way to oldies radio … in
fact, the “cold ending” version is now more likely to be heard than the
original hit single version! Today, we give you all THREE versions in
FORGOTTEN HITS … the very rare TV-version mix (VALLERI-1), the hit single
version (VALLERI-2, which is the re-recording from 1968 that fades out at
the end) and the other now-more-popular “cold ending” version
(VALLERI-3). Hopefully, along the way we’ve also shared a fascinating look
at the song’s origins! (Unfortunately, this seems to be yet another case
of 30-year hindsight propaganda making for a better story than the truth
… with so many erroneous “facts” stated in BOYCE’s account of the song’s
success, one cannot help but wonder what other “mistruths” might exist in
his account of the events of the day … writing the song in an hour and a
half, selling it to a room full of executives with two lines of verse and
two lines of chorus and then recording the whole thing with THE MONKEES in
one hour … now knowing that at LEAST three complete takes
exist!) However, the “embellished” account sure does make for a
fascinating story!!!

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Reviews
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From: Jane Turner

Hi,

Thank you so much for all your hard work in keeping us all informed as to
the acivities of the Monkees, I was able to see Day Jones in concert at
Freedomfest in Wheeling IL.

It was a cool sunny day, traffic wasn’t bad and our Monkee CD sounded
great, for the 2 hour ride, on the 4th of July. The festaval was easy to
find and easy to enjoy the activites they had in the afternoon. We set our
chairs up two rows behind a VIP fence to save our spot and enjoyed a
crowded and long parade, had not seen so many people watching a parade in a
long time. We journeyed back to our seats to watch the concert, as the
croud grew very large to see Davy. A lady in the row in front of us was
putting her chairs over the VIP fence and for some reason my daughter
followed behind. Then this lady didn’t know what to do and how we would get
in, because she was able to say ??. Meanwhile people moved up behind use so
we lost our spot. I told security and he let us in the VIP area. (Thank
You). My girls were thrilled to be on the other side of the fence.

The show started and Davy looked great, a little out of breath, his jokes
didn’t go well, always checking to see if the mic was on and there was a
heckler in the audience too. We heard all the classics and a few new ones
(to us). It was great. At past concerts I’ve been to, we were usually
standing most of time, but this one was like a sitting dinner show untill
the encore. I kinda felt bad, I know performers feed off the audience, and
he has said that too. Well during the encore, my kids want to move to the
side of the stage, and you know possibly meet him, I didn’t want to, but
I’m a mom, and I know it’s impossible anyway, but we moved, giving my girls
the thrill. And it turned out to be thrilling! I instantly got grabed by
the lady whom got us on the other side, going crazy, yelling and screaming
at us, escorting us back to our seats, yelling at us more which I couldn’t
hear much over the loud music. But I did hear the part where she was going
to have us arrested! ARRESTED! Looking at my husband, giving me the look,
we haphaserdly picked up all our things and left the VIP section. Now on
the outside, not beleiving what just happened, checking to see we got
everything and putting our stuff together, we listend to the last song, God
Bless America. And blessed we were, for not being arressted at a Davy Jones
concert!!!

We skipped the fireworks to get back on the road for our 2 hour journey
home. Talking about what happened, what could have happened (the girls were
a little scared, they are 10 and 13) and a whole bunch of other sinarios of
the event that took place. We came to the conclusion that they will have a
great story to tell when they get back to school, when they have to write
about “How I Spent My Summer Vacation”. Well lets see, I ‘almost’ got
arrested at a Davy Jones concert on the 4th of July!!!!!

To me I have come full circle, growing up in Milwaukee and seeing the guys
many different times, living in up state New York and going to a concert in
Boston, Living in West Virginia and going to Columbus and Pittsburg and now
with so many years that have gone by, being back in Wisconsin and still
seeing Davy Jone, live and in concert.
Thank You so much for still touring and saring the love of music and
entertainment with all of us, generations of fans!!!! We love you!!.

Jane
** We Love Wisconsin, Sheboygan Falls **

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From: “Morgen .”

Peter & SSB – Micky in Akron

The concert was great!!! He didn’t play Randy Scouse Git, I was very
disappointed. It’s HIS song, after all. You’d think he would sing a song
that he wrote!! He didn’t do “Goin’ Down” either, which is one of my very
favorites. Well, I guess he had his reasons. He did do a lot of classic
Monkee songs, and he put on a GREAT show, even if it was just too short!!!
I think he played for more than an hour, but it felt like 10 minutes.
Probably because I wanted more, more, more….
He signed my daughters Gakky Two Feet book, and she was ecstatic. She keeps
telling me how Micky signed her book and smiled at her, and how she said
thank you. She really enjoyed the concert, too, and sang along to every song!
I didn’t get a photo because my camera was going dead. I have a little
digital that you have to choose photo or record on, and the battery was so
low it was shutting off almost as soon as I turned it on. I just had to
push the “go” button on it, and it recorded briefly, so I got him signing
Rachel’s book, then it shut off! I met a really nice girl there named
Tiffany who had “I Love Micky Dolenz” on the back of her t-shirt, and she
took a pic with her camera and is going to email it to me. Ironically, my
husband tried once more to get a shot with our dead camera, and he managed
to get a shot of Tiffany’s mom with Micky! During the concert she handed
him her hat, and he wore it for the rest of the concert. He probably would
have kept it, but Coco took it off his head and gave it back. I’m sure he
would have given it back to her at the autograph table. Anyway, so the
little clip that’s on my camera is of her standing with him, and she’s
wearing her hat again. So I’ll have something to send to Tiffany, too!
There were a LOT of people there, and the autograph line was really long,
but Micky stuck around even after signing and let people take photos with
him. He was great, and he’s tops in my little girls book, still, and I’m so
glad that he was so nice even though I know he must have been wiped out.
(It was hot and humid).
Great show, great day. THANK YOU MICKY !!!

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From: Scott Catton

BOTH Davy Jones & Peter Tork will be featured guests at UNITED FAN CON
November 10-12 in Springfield MA.

There also will be a film crew there doing a Monkees documentary.

More info at (781) 986-TREK.

Website:www.unitedfancon.com

Best,

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From: united@unitedfancon.com

Hi, Brad. Our convention, United Fan con, will be held from November
10-12 at the Springfield Marriott in Springfield, Massachusetts. For
complete convention details, log onto our website, unitedfancon.com.
Our convention hotline for information is (781)986-TREK.

In addition to Peter Tork and Davy Jones, the convention features
actors, artists, and writers, such as William Shatner, Grace Park, and
Linda Blair, to name but a few.

Davy will be appearing in concert on Friday night at 8PM. Prices are
$45 for regular tickets, and $75 for front of room tickets. Davy may
or may not sign autographs following his performance. He is not
contracted to sign, therefore the decision to sign will be his. Peter
Tork will be appearing as one of our featured guests on Saturday and
Sunday. He will be signing autographs and taking photos with fans both
days. In addition, he will be doing a Q&A on Saturday, as well as
attending our banquet Saturday night, and performing an acoustic
mini-set in our cabaret that same evening. On Sunday, Peter is
expected to attend our breakfast with the fans, and close out the
convention with a full concert with his current touring band, Peter
Tork and the Shoe Suede Blues. Admission to Peter’s concert is
included in advance ticket purchases, or you can buy concert only
tickets, which include basic admission to the event on Sunday, for
$30. Peter’s concert will begin at 5PM on Sunday. In addition to all
these activities, a Northern Ireland film group called DoubleBand
Films will be filming Peter Tork during the course of the weekend for
a 40th anniversary Monkees documentary which will be shown on the BBC
in the UK next spring. There are several different ticket options
depending on what people would like to see at the show, including
all-inclusive Monkees packages.

Please do whatever you can to help promote our event. We are a fan
run, non-profit event that raises money for charities. This year we
will be raising money for Linda Blair’s World Heart Foundation and the
American Diabetes Association.

Regards,

Paul Scott Aldred
President, United Fan Con, Inc
paldred@unitedfancon.com
www.unitedfancon.com

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A company in UK is making a TV documentary about The Monkees and their fans=

and they want YOU to be in it – so UK fans – especially if you have a
memorabilia collection on the Monkees – write to them at this address:

rfeely@doublebandfilms.com

Ronan Feely

DoubleBand Films,
3 Crescent Gardens,
Belfast,
BT7 1NS
Northern Ireland

t. 028 9024 3331
f. 028 9023 6980

www.doublebandfilms.com

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From: Rachael

Micky Dolenz in Pippin is on tour ending up on Jan 15.

The link to the dates, tickets, etc., is:
http://goodspeed.org/shows/pippin.htm

There are also a couple of videos you can see, one has Micky singing in it.=

Hope you can get to go!

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From: “Aaron Handy III”

And yet another important connection to The Monkees television series
passes from this life.

Writer Stanley Zachary (?) “Zack” Cherry, who, with the late Joel Kane,
composed the script to Episode No. 56 of The Monkees, “Some Like It
Lukewarm” (a.k.a. “The Band Contest”), succumbed to cancer on September
27, 2006 at the age of 74. In addition to The Monkees, Cherry produced,
directed and/or wrote episodes for a variety of series, including The
Dick Van Dyke Show, The Kids from C.A.P.E.R., The Addams Family,
Gilligan’s Island and The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis (his first venture
with Joel Kane). He wrote the 1971 film Bunny O’Hare with Monkee
writing alumnus Coslough Johnson. Variety has an obituary.

To absent friends…

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From: MTreppiedi

I checked the archives first and didn’t see anything about this… although
there’s a blurb on the home page of Davy’s site (http://www.davyjones.net/%20=

scroll down).

My husband, who’s a newspaper copy editor, is getting our three-year-old
daughter hooked up with various kiddie CDs, DVDs and books from a woman at =
his
paper who reviews such things and therefore gets them FREE. Her kids,
however are
too old for a lot of it, so she’s giving them to Tom when she’s done with
them. Tonight he came home with a Sandra Boynton board book, “Your Personal
Penguin,” and included with it was a promotional CD – Davy singing a musica=
l
arrangement of the book’s words. (My husband feels very triumphant that he=

has not
only brought home something to make Marni smile, but Mommy as well!) The so=
ng
is TOO CUTE and I think Marni will bug me to play it endlessly… She’s sou=
nd
asleep when hubby comes home from work, so this will wait until tomorrow.

So now I have this, plus Micky’s “Gakky Two-Feet” book (by the way, Marni n=
ow
refers to her khaki shorts – that she still wears around the house now that
it’s too cold to wear them outside – as her “Khaki Two-Shorts” – HA!). Stil=
l
missing Micky’s “…Puts You To Sleep” CD, and yes, I’ve seen it on eBay, b=
ut
yikes, that fetched a big bid last time I saw it there!

The writing on the CD says it’s just a promo copy, and that the song will b=
e
available to consumers as an MP3 download only… but I’m guessing you need=
to
buy the book first
http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/0761143726/ref=3Ds9_asin_title/102-9827628-180=
2545
or, as it says on Davy’s site, purchase $100 worth of
merchandise from davyjones.net, to get a promo CD of the song…

—Maryann Treppiedi Jacobs
http://www.ladyshutterbug.net
http://www.secretserviceshowphotos.com
“Music is religion; Karaoke is a cult.”

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From: “Caroline Boyce”

To All My Music Friends,

I have good news =85 Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart have been nominated to be
inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame 2007 in the Non Performing
Songwriter category.

It reads:

“The songwriting team of Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart were responsible for=

such classic hits by the Monkees as their TV theme song “Hey Hey We’re =
the
Monkees,” “Last Train to Clarksville” and “(I’m Not Your) Steppin=
‘ Stone,”
which was also a hit for Paul Revere and the Raiders. The duo’s first hi=
t
came in 1964 when Jay and the Americans reached No. 3 with “Come a Little=

Bit Closer.” Boyce & Hart eventually signed with A&M Records, where they=

recorded such hits as “I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight” and “Alic=
e Long
(You’re Still My Favorite Girlfriend)” and toured with the Monkees.

Key songs in the Boyce & Hart catalog include “Come A Little Bit Closer,=

“Hey Hey We’re The Monkees,” “I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight?,=
” “Last
Train to Clarksville ” and “Valleri.”

2007 marks the 40th Anniversary of Boyce & Hart =85 we have some projects i=
n
the works and Tommy & Bobby receiving this honor would be so wonderful!

If you’re a member of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame or know someone who=
is
=85 I ask that you please vote for Tommy & Bobby =85 The SHOF requests tha=
t
the ballot be received by Tuesday, November 14 th, 2006.

Bobby and I thank you for your support =85 Have a great day!

Caroline Boyce
Magic Dolphin Music, Inc.
p. 615.269.8567
c. 615.473.8567
f. 615.469.4806
magic.dolphin@comcast.net

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From: Laura

This interview with Michael Nesmith is long, but well worth reading. I’m a=

big fan of his latest CD, “Rays”, so I really enjoyed reading about how it=

came together. I love that he doesn’t rule out performing live!!

http://www.bullz-eye.com/music/interviews/2006/mike_nesmith.htm

Peace, Love & JOY, Laura “The best way to find yourself is to lose
yourself in the service of others.”-Mahatma Gandhi

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From: Bill Groves

Thought I’d give you a heads up. I recently revived Television Chronicles=

in online form, and am recycling, revising and updating a number of
articles from our print incarnation.

For September, I’ve done an all rock & roll edition, the centerpiece of
which is an enhanced update of the Monkees piece I did in our second issue=

way back when.

The feature is up. www.televisionchronicles.com.

To get to the main Monkees feature, just go to the Program Selector
page. There’s another supplementary
feature, as well as the episode guide, that links from the main Monkees pag=
e.

Cheers,

Bill

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From: “Debbie”

Hi Brad ~

Peter Tork made an appearance at the recent Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp.
He appeared as part of the Counselor/Special Guest Jam. Besides Peter,
other jam members included: Spencer Davis, Kelly Keagy, Kip Winger,
Barry Goudreau, Mark Slaughter, Dickey Betts, Michael Lardie, Skunk
Baxter, Sandy Gennaro, Simon Kirke, Jerry Renino and Mark Farner. The
jam was described as “awesome!”

You can check out the entire story at
http://www.gibson.com/allaccessfeatures.aspx?aliaspath=3D/AllAccess/Rock%20=
N%20Roll%20Fantasy%20Camp

~Debbie Taylor

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Pop guitarist Casey dies

Larry Rodgers
The Arizona Republic
Sept. 21, 2006 12:00 AM

Phoenix-bred guitarist Al Casey, who died this week at age 69, helped put
the city on the pop-music map.

Casey left his mark on recordings by fellow Arizonan Duane Eddy, the Beach=

Boys, Monkees, Frank and Nancy Sinatra, Glen Campbell, Ella Fitzgerald and=

scores of other stars.

He teamed with Eddy to create the twangy, echoing guitar sound that would
evolve into surf music in the late ’50s. advertisement

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Reviews
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From: Rachael

Hi everybody! Just thought I’d say that I went to MI thi past wknd to see
the play Pippin, and I got to meet Micky, omg! Has anyone here gone to see=

it yet? Such a talented cast, and Micky as King Charlemagne is to die for,=

lol. Here’s a link to an article about him/it, with a short video, in which=

he talks about the fans who have gone to see it.
http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_4700.aspx

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Monkees qualify for Social Security!

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Exciting updated biography of Michael Nesmith of The Monkees 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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Happy Birthday to Mike and Davy!

Age before beauty : )

Singer Mike Nesmith of The Monkees, 64
December 30, 1942
Singer Davy Jones of the Monkees, 61
December 30, 1945
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From: “Julie McArthur”

Davy will be performing at Stevenson High School Performing Arts Center in
Lincoinshire, Illinois. He will be there on January 20, 2007 at 7:30 pm.

Julie

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From: “Aaron Handy III”

according to the SitcomsOnline.com News Blog
i Network will remove The Monkees (along with The
Partridge Family and Welcome Back Kotter) from its Friday schedule in
favor of ION Health Episodes and Growing Pains, as of January. It’s
unknown when these sitcoms will return.

So break out your copies of The Monkees Season 1 and 2 on DVD!

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From: Laura

Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues just finished the public dates for
November. The organization is now getting back to the other work…the EP
and “Cambria Hotel” the full length CD…and possibly some other new
merchandise.

Peter and Richard just finished mixing the EP for UK release only. It will
be used as promo for the UK shows and some will be available for sale
during the first UK Tour.

The final master and artwork for “Cambria Hotel” should be done in the near
future.

Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues will be in California for a bit in January
and then we go immediately to the UK at the end of January until mid
February. There might be one date in MA prior to our leaving for the UK.

There should also be a CD release event – not sure where or when yet – on
both coasts.

As soon as the CD is mastered and back from the replicators with the boxes
of finished product in hand – expect a large campaign for the record…and
possibly before they are back. You will know exactly where to get it and
where you can hear it. This is THE one. All of the fans are going to be
amazed…

Thanks
Marilyn
for Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues

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From: “Aaron Handy III”

Today we celebrate the life of one of the most celebrated of The
Monkees TV series’ crewmembers.

Irivng I. Lippman, cinematographer for such gems as Circus Boy, The
Monkees, The Love Boat, and 20 Million Miles To Earth, has recently
passed away, not long after having celebrated his 100th birthday. Read
more on him via Fishbowl LA’s obituary @
http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlLA/newspapers/hollywood_dp_photog_irving_lippman_19062006_47755.asp?c=rss%20
.

Once more, to absent friends… <:-/>
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From: snardvark

Videoranch 3D is now back online, request info for innvite and free
30day try out, at videoranch.com

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Davy Jones Concert on XM Radio Tonight

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http://www.monkees.net/book

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From: “Cynthia”

A bit late to get the word out, but there will be a live Davy Jones concert
broadcast on XM Radio on New Years eve. It’ll be on Channel 6 (aka “The
60’s on 6). People do not have to have XM to get it, you can go to
www.xmradio.com and listen for free if you have high speed. The free ride
only lasts for a few days, but it’ll get you through Davy’s show.

They are actually doing a series of live broadcasts that night that Monkee
fans may be into since they are all 60’s groups. Each show starts at
midnight for the timezone listed, so people will have to convert for their
time zone. Looks like a great way to spend 6 hours to me. :)

Oh, and I’ll give fair warning – I just got XM on Friday, Dec 22nd, and I
haven’t been able to turn it off since. They play more than just a group’s
top single…when is the last time y’all heard Porpose Song on the
radio??? XM = audio crack, instantly addictive!!!! Y’all have been warned. :)

Here’s the list:

Davy Jones – beginning at midnight Atlantic time
Tommy James & The Shondels – beginning at midnight Eastern time
Eric & The Animals – beginning at midnight Central time
Herman’s Hermits – beginning at midnight Mountain time
The Happenings – beginning at midnight Pacific time
1910 Fruitgum Co.- beginning at midnight Alaska time

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From: Wanda Perez

Davy will be performing at the Florida State Fair in
Tampa, Florida on Feb. 17 at 6:00 pm. He will also be
at EPCOT in Orlando, Florida performing 3 shows a day
in May.

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From: Gina Gomez

To all Micky Fans!

Micky Dolenz will be performing in the Musical PIPPIN the first part of
January 2007 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, CA.

Enjoy!!!

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Monkees back on TV – Special Screening of Head

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The all new biography of Michael Nesmith of The Monkees is out, with 75 new
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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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From: Andrew Sandoval

Andrew will host a screening of the Monkees’ Head at West Los Angeles’
Nuart theatre on Friday September 8th at Midnight! This will be from a
newly struck 35mm print! Rhino will also be doing some Monkees give
aways at the event.

You can win tickets for Head by tuning into the final two shows of
KLSX’s Breakfast With The Beatles (97.1 FM) on either Sunday August
26th or September 3rd. Rhino will likely also give away sets of the new
Monkees CDs on this program.

BBC Radio 2 will air an hour long documentary on the Monkees (September
16th). The show features comments from all four Monkees + Andrew and
many other guests. You can likely tune into this via the internet.

Another Monkees update will be coming soon.

Andrew’s brand new “best of” album can be ordered directly from
http://cdbaby.com/cd/andrewsandoval

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From: Robyn Apelt

just letting you know that micky along with other stars will be at rock n
roll legends on sept 16th 2006 $15.00 at 6 pm see
www.kingcountyjournal.com in news

also ami dolenz and jerry trimble have done a public service announcement
for artors for autism a video of it is on www.google.com just put dolenz
in search box click onto the word video above search box and up it will
come after the micky one . 2 in all .

its 50 years of australian television on the 17th of september 2006 1956
to 2006 they are playing small bits of tv shows for the 5oth birthday of
tv hear and yes they are showing bits of the monkee tv show every now and
again.

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From: Duane Dimock

New Monkees page at Rhino Records with a huge new photo gallery:

http://monkees.rhino.com/look/gallery.lasso?lookat=All

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From: rrfingerhead

Daydream Believers Special Edition DVD

Set to be released in Oct. No word on extras or any different
features. Does have a different cover.

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From: Janice A. Jennings

Robert Cornthwaite passed away at the age of 89. He played the character
of Druvanian Ambassador Nyetovich is Card Carrying Red Shoes. He
appeared in over 250 television shows and over 50 films.

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From: Judy Lee Spira

Friday, July 7th Jeopardy!
Double Jeopardy category: “The Oafish” (all the categories were based on
current TV series — Gray’s Anatomy, American Idle, etc.)
$2000 clue:
THORKELSON IS THE REAL LAST NAME OF THIS MAN WHO PLAYED THE DOPEY BASS PLAYER
OF THE MONKEES ON TV
A contestant correctly questioned “Who is Peter Tork?”

LL&P.
Judy Lee Spira

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From: Laura

Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp Newsletter

Greetings!

This Wednesday, In Touch will be doing a story on Karen Gresham from our
past New York Camp!

On Sunday, September 10th in Columbus, Ohio the One Day Only Rock ‘n Roll
Fantasy Camp will take place, where campers will be the opening act for
Journey and Def Leppard! It promises to be a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Have a great Labor Day Weekend and we’ll see you in Columbus! David Fishof

email: homeoffice@rockandrollfantasycamp.com
phone: 888 762 2263
web: http://www.rockandrollfantasycamp.com
Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp | 424 West End Avenue | New York | NY | 10024

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From: Paul

Yup, it’s true!

The i Network has made a change to their schedule for the end of September!

They will be adding The Monkees and The Partridge Family on Friday evenings
at 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. starting Friday, September 15!

http://www.sitcomsonline.com/blog/2006/08/i-network-adds-growing-pains-monkees.html

-Paul.

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Reviews
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From: Pat

Many many thanks to Teresa Gibson for this info that she posted:

“Peter Tork will appear in Dallas on July 12 at Poor David’s Pub, south of
the downtown area. Show is scheduled to start at 8:00, and tickets are $20.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from www.frontgatetickets.com. More
information will be forthcoming at Poor David’s website:
http://www.poordavidspub.com/#upcoming%20shows%20″

I went to the show and had such a wonderful time!!! I had a seat right up
front to watch Peter and his band put on a great show. They played several
original songs, a couple Monkee’s songs in a slightly different version and
some good classic blues songs. What a thrill to finally see him, hear
him, and even meet him after all these years.

I got some good pics that night, too. I have some of them
here: http://tinyurl.com/ga9mc

Thanks for this list!!!

Pat

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From: DDDAllen123

Micky Dolenz concert July 4, 2006 Akron Ohio

Hey all I am the Crazed Love struck Fan of Micky’s lol like whom is not
right? anyways I had one of my best days ever in my life on this day Us
Micky/Monkee fans TOOK over the Front CENTER STAGE within touchable view
of Micky wooooo hoooo….I was trying to catch the Towel Micky threw out in
the crowd and I missed it so after he went up and got on the DRUMS to Play
3 songs “She””,Mary Mary”,and “Circle Sky” which I thought was the best
part of the actual concert what a real TREAT to see Micky Jamming on the
drums I THREW MY BLACK RHINESTONE HAT up on stage and yelled Micky put the
hat on and he DID OMG I WANTED TO DIE he looked so sexy and handsome I got
camera happy from the moment he came out till AFTER the show when we
got a lot of things autographed and Pictures hugging him etc….A TOTAL
of 266 pictures up close of Micky I have these pictures for anyone who
wants some and I personally ENJOY the ones with Micky wearing MY HAT and
I will treasure it Forever and he wore it for the rest of the concert.And
when we went to go meet him afterwards,Micky said to me ” I really liked
the hat I thought you gave it to me , I said “Oh Noooooo It
is Sentimental to me now you wore it” and he asked me where I got it I
said K-Mart he was like Wow K-Mart? he said I need to get me one like that
” and when we got auto graphs Micky told my Daughter Tiffany ” I tried
throwing the towel to you but the lady behind you caught it, Unfortunately
I threw it to far ” and then Micky gave Tiffany a free 8 x 10 picture of
him that he autographed I love Micky Dolenz forever , he is awesome . I met
him a couple times before in the past but I have got to say this was the
best experience I ever had. Thanks Cathy and Tiffany…. Monkees rule !!!!

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Monkees all over the place

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From: “fichteradio”

Micky Dolenz will headline the Fabulous Fifties Salute to the 60’s Weekend=

at the Wildwoods Convention Center April 29 along with Peter Noone and
Hermits Hermits, The Grass Roots, The Crystals, The Rip Chords, and 1910
Fruitgum Company. Tickets available at 609-729-4000 (Greater Wildood
Chamber of Commerce) or www.gwcoc.com

On Sunday, April 30 at 1 p.m., Peter Tork will appear outside Cool Scoops
Ice Cream Parlor for a ceremony renaming a stretch of 12th Avenue to
Monkees Way in North Wildwood. The Monkeemobile will be there along with
The Missing Links.

Micky will not be there. He is flying out after the Saturday night show. I=

am a reporter with the Cape May County Herald and lifelong Monkees fan and=

was fortunate enough to get phone interviews with Peter and Micky. After
April 19, we will post them as an audio podcast.

Thanks,
Jack Fichter

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From: “cstarr115”

On April 29, 2006 the Greater Wildwood NJ Chamber of Commerce presents
“The Fabulous ’50s Salutes the ’60s” concert starring Mickey Dolenz, Peter=

Noone and Herman’s Hermits, The Grass Roots, The Shangra-Las and The Rip
Chords.

For more info visit www.fabfifties.com or call toll free 1-888-729-0033

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Treasure Coast school news

Palm Beach Post Staff Reports

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Meet a Monkee: Davy Jones of Monkees fame will join in a Groovy Evening in=

Paradise at 6 p.m. Friday at the Stuart Recreation Center, 201 S. W.
Flagler Ave. Tickets are $75. Proceeds benefit scholarships, classroom
grants and education enrichment activities for students in Indiantown. For=

information, call (772) 219-1200 Ext. 30412.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/politics/content/local_news/epaper/2006/04/16/=
m6c_tcSCHOOLS_0416.html

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From: “steveoeoeoe”

Hello

i present a show on london radio station LBC 97.3fm. We have been in
negotiations to interview Peter Tork.

i think he may be coming on today Friday 7th April at 4.15 GMT –
were not totally sure as we dont understand his email.

If its not today, it will be soon.

You can listen online at www.lbc.co.uk – go to 97.3 and listen live
now.

if you miss it (it is pretty short notice) you can subscribe to the
premium podcast service and download the show from there.

Failing that, i will try and get a recording of the show on my
website www.iainlee.co.uk

aaaargh. im well excited.

were also trying to get Nesmith soon as well

iain
x

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From: Laura

Just type in the name of just about any band or artist and see what
happens. It’s so awesome!! I typed in Davy Jones and got a video of him
on the Ed Sullivan with the Broadway cast of Oliver when he was a
teenager. BTW – that was the same show on which the Beatles debuted.

I especially like the Three Dog Night and Young Rascals videos. There are=

a few gems of the Beatles, too.

Laura

http://www.youtube.com

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From: Melhi

Note: For fans wondering whether they’ll be able to tune this in,
locally, WBWC 88.3 FM is located in the Cleveland, Ohio listening area.
Fans outside that area can listen in via the web. (See Russ’ announcement,
below) Mark your calendars for June 8th!

On June 8th, you just go to the front page of the wbwc.com website and
click on “Listen Now.” (It’s the very first link in the left hand column.)
Then, you can listen in to the live Monkeethon broadcast.

From: “Russ Lindway”

To all Monkee fans:

UPDATE:

Thursday, June 8th — WBWC 88.3 FM, “The Sting” will air the “40th
Anniversary Monkeethon,” a live Monkees radio marathon that will also be
webcast globally at http://www.wbwc.com.

It’s official: The Monkeethon will now run 24 HOURS — 7:00AM Eastern
Daylight Time on Thursday, June 8th through the 6:00AM hour EDT on Friday,
June 9th! Heres what you can expect to be a part of when you listen
throughout the day:

*40 years’ worth of great, timeless group and solo music from The Monkees,
including rarities, non-album tracks, studio outtakes and covers

*An exclusive interview with Monkees expert and author, Andrew Sandoval

*Archive interviews with the Monkees, Bobby Hart and Don Kirshner (1966
through 2005)

*MONKEES MERCHANDISE TRIVIA CONTEST GIVEAWAYS EVERY HOUR! Each hour, well
give away a copy of Andrew Sandoval’s book, The Monkees, an exhaustive,
year-by-year, day-by-day diary of Monkeemania from the beginning until the
bands 1970 breakup. (Thanks to the folks at Thunder Bay Books.) We’ll
give away Monkees CDs and DVDs during select hours. (Thanks to the folks
at Rhino.) And, during one incredible hour, we’ll give away the Grand
Prize: an exclusive second-edition boxed copy of Michael Nesmiths brand
new album, RAYS & with a certificate of authenticity signed by Nez!

Phone in your Monkee song requests during the show at 440.826.STING (7846).
E-mail your Monkee requests and comments during the show or RIGHT NOW at
requests@wbwc.com

Here’s an hour-by-hour breakdown of what you’ll be hearing during the
24-hour 40TH ANNIVERSARY MONKEETHON (times are EDT):

7:00-8:00AM: Eclectic

8:00-9:00AM: Peter Tork group and solo music feature

9:00-10:00AM: Eclectic & including a Neil Diamond “Writer’s Block”

10:00-11:00AM: Headquarters album feature

11:00AM-12:00PM: Eclectic & including Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart “Writer’s
Block” #1

12:00-1:00PM: Micky Dolenz group and solo music feature

1:00-2:00PM: “Time Tunnel” concert feature & including live
Monkees performances from 1967 and 2001

2:00-3:00PM: Michael Nesmith feature & his Monkees music

3:00-4:00PM: Eclectic & include a Carole King and Gerry Goffin
“Writer’s Block”

4:00-5:00PM: Davy Jones group and solo music feature

5:00-7:00PM: The Monkees Top 21: a countdown of The Monkees 21
charted hit singles as a group

7:00-8:00PM: Eclectic & including a Michael Nesmith “Writer’s
Block”

8:00-9:00PM: Michael Nesmith feature & his post-Monkees music
9:00-10:00PM: Eclectic & including Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
“Writer’s Block” #2

10:00-11:00PM: Cover songs #1: Monkees song performed by other arti=
sts

11:00PM-12:00AM: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. album feature

12:00-1:00AM: Monkees music from movies and TV specials

1:00-2:00AM: Eclectic & including a Harry Nilsson “Writer’s Bloc=
k”

2:00-3:00AM: Eclectic & including Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
“Writer’s Block” #3

3:00-4:00AM: Cover songs #2: Monkees song performed by other
artists

4:00-6:00AM: Eclectic

6:00AM hour: Bye-bye & bye-bye & bye-bye & bye-bye & bye-bye &

Spread the word to believers and non-believers alike! THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY
MONKEETHON & 24 hours of musical Monkeemania, Thursday, June 8th beginning
at 7:00AM Eastern Daylight Time. Listen locally on 88.3 FM, The Sting, or
on the worldwide web at www.wbwc.com!

Until then & we’d like a glass of cold gravy with a hair in it, please.

Russ Lindway & John Basalla, co-hosts (request@wbwc.com)

Part of the 25th anniversary of the WBWC Summer Marathon Series!

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From: “Robbie White”

Hey, Hey, It’s Michael Nesmith

WIRED
By Jason Silverman
02:00 AM Apr, 13, 2006

You remember Michael Nesmith. He’s the Monkee in the wool cap.

But Nesmith is more than a pop-culture icon. He’s built impeccable
credentials as a media visionary. In the 1980s, Nesmith invented MTV, helpe=
d

pioneer the home-video revolution, won a Grammy for his music video Elephan=
t

Parts and produced the cult films Repo Man and Tapeheads.

Throughout the 1990s he gathered deep thinkers at his Santa Fe, New Mexico,
ranch to participate in his solutions-oriented conference, Council on Ideas=
.

And in 1998, Nesmith published his acclaimed novel The Long Sandy Hair of
Neftoon Zamora on the web.

Now, it’s back to songwriting. After a five-year hiatus, Nesmith, who
Rolling Stone said writes “the greatest music never heard,” has released
Rays, an atmospheric, eclectic CD. He spoke with Wired News from his studio
in Monterey, California.

Wired News: The release strategy for Rays seems inverted — first on iTunes
and later in the big-box stores.

Michael Nesmith: Ten or 15 years ago, I got hip to the net and thought it
could be a great one-to-one way to sell things. I wrote Neftoon Zamora as a
hypertext novel. Back then, the only browser was Mosaic.

From there, everything began to line up…. Online delivery started up. MP=
3
scared me for a while, because I believe in intellectual property rights.
But when iTunes and Rhapsody arrived, transaction bases with users paying
for stuff, it made sense to reverse the distribution sequence.

So instead of going after radio airplay and trying getting into the big
boxes and then, maybe, giving the crumbs to the downloaders, I thought, I’l=
l

go with the downloaders first…. It wasn’t some visionary hit. I was just
swept along in the current of events.

WN: How different would your career have looked if MySpace had been around
in the ’60s?

Nesmith: When I struck out on my own, my idea was to break a chain … (of)
doing the same thing that my family had done and ending up in a business I
didn’t want to be in. If opportunities like MySpace had been available then=
,

I would have jumped that way. But as it worked out … I went the
traditional
television avenue.

WN: Do all of these digital opportunities change the nature of music?

Nesmith: Yeah, they do. They significantly change it. You have to think in
different ways about what a song is.

When the carrier is a 45, one of those big-hole vinyl LPs, you can only get
so much data on there, maybe 10 minutes. Radio airplay constrains it even
further. So you ended up in the ’50s and ’60s with singles that were
two-and-a-half or three minutes long. And you have these very simplified
musical elements, just simple 1-4-5 turnarounds and other real easy-to-do
things.

When you get into these big sampler engines and computer-based sequencing,
the world opens up to you…. You can explore deep musical ideas and play
with theory in ways you weren’t able to before.

Forty years ago, maybe you played the piano, maybe you played the guitar. O=
r

you wrote sheet music. But at the end of the day, if you came up with
something, you couldn’t render it beyond what you and a few friends could
play. Now you can render something the size of a mountain, with hundreds of
instruments and all sorts of explorations of harmonies and tonal centers an=
d

odd improvisations.

WN: Do you get lost in the possibilities? It’s not like going into the
studio with a couple of guys and banging out some songs.

Nesmith: That’s an early discipline any artist learns. You don’t get taken
with the colors of paints that you’ve got. You’ve got to narrow it down.
It’s great to have all the possibilities, but it all starts with an idea.

To sit there and hope something will happen is like dumping 400 gallons of
paint on the floor and hoping a picture is going to emerge. It doesn’t work
that way.

WN: You helped popularize music videos. I don’t suppose you’ll be doing a
new one in support of Rays?

Nesmith: No. Haven’t planned it. I did music videos in the ’70s and that wa=
s

fun because it was the launch of the basis of it and I was discovering some
really interesting principles that govern the form. But after that I lost
interest. MTV took off and it became this maze, this massive amount of
information. I don’t want to contribute any more to that.

WN: Now that indie musicians and filmmakers are selling direct to their fan=
s

— sometimes hundreds of thousands of units — what role can the corporate
media play?

Nesmith: I don’t hold much hope for Warner Music Group or Sony being a
player in the future…. The problem with those kind of companies is that
they
don’t have any good way to add value anymore.

For years, they’d support the artist in their nascent stages and get the
goods to market. Those are old-time, Methuselean economics…. There are
whole
new businesses that will wander in and boot these guys out.

WN: So we can write the obituaries?

Nesmith: Those obituaries were written two decades ago. What you are seeing
here is an inertial burn (laughs).

WN: So what happens to the consumer?

Nesmith: Well, its all to the good, I think…. It’s a new personal freedom=
,

new individualism. The individuals who come up with ideas can make perfectl=
y

good or even spectacular lives for themselves with just their own little
shop. I’m certainly one of those guys. And there is a lot faster traffic
than me out there.

Has anybody ever put together a word that means producer and consumer at th=
e
same time? That’s what’s going to happen. We’ll be both. We’ll have the
means of production and consumption under our own control. I can’t imagine
that being anything but good.

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From: “robynapelt20002001”

just got from monkeetalk.com that mickys photo is in people
magazine in the usa now.

For all of you American Idol/Micky fans, this is in this week’s People
magazine, page 22: “…Hey, hey, it’s a Monkee–in the audience! ‘My
favorites tonight were Chris and Katharine,’ says Monkees’ drummer, Micky
Dolenz, who also compared his old group to the show. ‘They’re both
phenomenons,’ he says. ‘But this is about talent.’ And the Monkees weren’t?=

‘Ha! That is up to you’.”

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from: scotto

you are probably aware that michael nesmith has released “rays” via itunes
and rhapsody. what you may not know is that rhapsody has a “stream 25
free songs per month” policy, requiring no more than the installation of a
plug-in; no registration, no payment, just get the plug-in and play the
music. a huge chunk of mike’s back catalog is in there, and his current
album “rays” is available here:

http://rhaplinks.listen.com/rhaplink?album=3D1202717&from=3Dreal

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From: tntgibson

On May 23, a new album of Neil Diamond covers called “Forever Neil Diamond”=

will be released by Shout Factory. The first song on the disc is the
Monkees’ version of “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You.” Curiously enough,=

neither the Monkees’ version of “I’m a Believer” or “Look Out” are
included. The Four Tops’ version of “I’m a Believer” is on this one. I
have pasted a track list below.
Teresa Gibson

TRACK LIST:
The Monkees – “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You”
Bobby Womack – “Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)”
The Box Tops – “Ain’t No Way”
Urge Overkill – “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon”
Deep Purple – “Kentucky Woman”
Elvis Presley – “And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind”
Crooked Fingers – “Solitary Man”
Shane McGowan & The Popes – “Cracklin’ Rosie”
UB40 – “Red Red Wine”
Arthur Alexander – “Glory Road”
Four Tops – “I’m A Believer”
Lulu – “The Boat That I Row”
Jr. Walker & The All-Stars – “Holly Holy”
The Band with Neil Diamond – “Dry Your Eyes”

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Article published Saturday, April 15, 2006

Man who copied music online barred from sites

BOWLING GREEN =AD A Perrysburg man who illegally copied recordings of the
1960s pop music group The Monkees and sold them on the Internet has been
ordered to have no contact with online auction sites.

Robert Russo, 42, pleaded guilty in February to a bill of information in
Wood County Common Pleas Court charging him with criminal simulation, a
fifth-degree felony.

At his sentencing this week, Judge Reeve Kelsey placed him on community
control sanctions for two years and ordered him to “not have any contact=

directly or indirectly with any online auction sites” and not conduct any=

Internet commerce.

Russo also was ordered to complete 300 hours of community service, pay a
$5,000 fine and court costs, and forfeit property seized by police.

In a search of Russo’s Portside Circle apartment, authorities seized
electronic audio copying equipment and about 1,000 compact discs.

He sold more than $8,900 worth of copied CDs by The Monkees between August,=

2000 and December, 2005, police said.

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=3D/20060415/NEWS02/6041500=
1/0/NEWS01

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Davy TV Land Special Wednesday – Micky on Tony Danza Friday

April 3, 2011 by  
Filed under monkees alert

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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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From: Julie McArthur

Just a reminder that the Living In TVLand with Davy jones is on tomorrow
5/3. It is on at 10 E/P.

Julie

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From: Hooloovoo

Micky will be appearing on the Tony Danza show Friday May 5th to promote
his new book! The show is on at various times in different cities so check
your local listings here:
http://tvplex.go.com/buenavista/tonydanza/local_listings.html

-Hoo

Hooloovoo — http://www.hooloovoo.com/
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Eagles may soar, but weasels aren’t sucked into jet engines.

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From: robynapelt

new photos of micky donna taken april 25th 2006 on www.wireimages.com
www.gettyimages.com

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From: tacoclark

Collectors Choice Music has released a CD of Diane Hildebrand’s album,
EARLY MORNING BLUES AND GREENS. That was her only album, originally
released on Elektra (in 1967 or 1968). The fine print on this reissue says
it’s manufactured by Rhino, but it’s on the Collectors Choice Music label
and, so far as I can tell, it’s only available from the Collectors Choice
Music catalog and website. A nice sixties folk item.

Thanks,

Mark Carter

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From: fichteradio

Our newspaper has devoted an audio podcast to the Monkees. I conducted
phone interviews with Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz and edited them to a 14
minute mp3 file. You can access it at:
www.capemaycountyherald.com – Click on podcast.
I also have the full length audio interviews which are more than 40 minutes
long in unedited form. If anybody has a Web site that can host a large
audio file, I would be happy to make them available. This is all in
conjunction with Peter and Micky’s Wildwood appearances.
Thanks
Jack Fichter
Cape May County Herald
(New Jersey)

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Ex-Monkee Davy Jones saddles up for a ‘normal’ life

By BILL DeYOUNG
Scripps Howard News Service
02-MAY-06

INDIANTOWN, Fla. — Davy Jones embraces the past and cherishes the present,
but says his future doesn’t include any more Monkees reunions.

This year is the 40th anniversary of the created-for-television, pre-fab
four, and Jones, at 60, says he’s had enough _ especially after the last
reunion, a ’97 British tour that ended in acrimony.

“I would not work with those guys again if my life depended on it,” says
Jones, who was born in Manchester, England, but has owned a home in this
rural Florida town for 20 years.

“I can’t be responsible for their attitudes and the way they treat people.
The way they talk.”

Jones is the subject of Wednesday’s (May 3) episode of “Living in TV Land”
(TV Land, 10 p.m. EDT).

Jones says part of the bitterness from the last reunion came _ in his
opinion _ because Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork _ and, to a lesser extent,
Micky Dolenz _ think of themselves as rock stars, and not veterans of a
popular 1960s sitcom about rock stars. The four rarely agree on anything.

“Get over it, OK?” Jones laughs. “The Monkees is gonna be the Monkees
forever and ever. It’s going to be like the Marx Brothers and the Three
Stooges and the Bowery Boys.”

Jones performs about 100 solo shows every year and his set is chock-full of
Monkees hits and Monkee-esque stage patter.

“I’ve got friends that I’ve known for 40 years, and a lot of people that I
don’t know that talk to me as if they do know me,” he says. “Which makes me
feel good. I’ve touched a lot of people’s lives. The Monkees touched a lot
of people’s lives, and I can’t destroy that by going out with those guys
and having bad attitudes around me.”

Jones’ extended family may include millions of fans worldwide, but his
inner circle is small. Twice divorced, he has four grown daughters and two
grandsons _ and a stable full of the best pals a longtime horseman could
ask for.

Every morning at 6, Jones drives the 30 minutes from his home to exercise
his 12 horses, groom them and clean out their stalls. As a youngster in
Manchester, he aspired to become a jockey, and today several of his horses
race at Florida tracks _ with someone younger in the saddle.

He spends the summers at a ranch house in Pennsylvania (he also owns an
estate in England and an apartment in Los Angeles). The horses make the
journey, too.

But, says Jones, what he craves is stability. Something normal.

“I don’t want to be Peter Pan all my life,” he muses. He loves the fact the
locals have gotten used to him turning up in restaurants and grocery stores.

He has applied for American citizenship _ something he says he should’ve
done years ago.

“This is such a beautiful, amazing country; there are so many places you
can go,” Jones says. “This is where my loyalty lies now … I want to be
American. I’ve been here since 1962, and everything was given to me. So I
want to die an American, 30 years from now.”

http://www.shns.com/shns/g_index2.cfm?action=detail&pk=PROFILE-05-02-06

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Reviews
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From: “Katherine McCabe”

I haven’t seen this posted yet so I would like to be the first to say that
Peter came out and played on stage for two songs at Wildwood! It was an
incredible experience to see them on stage together! The entire weekend was
a blast, but the highlight was most certainly seeing Peter and Micky
together. They sang For Pete’s Sake, and then, Peter did Lucille. What a
rush!!

Thats all for me,

Katherine

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From: Joanna Parsons

I must agree!! The fun started Friday night with a dance hosted by
The Geeter himself, Jerry Blavat. If you are from the Philadelphia area you
allready know who he is. If you are not from the area, you will remember
him as the emcee of the band contest from episode #56, “Some Like it Lukewarm”
Saturday during the day The 1910 Fruitgum Company and The Rip Cords
performed.
Then came Saturday night!!!! The Rip Cords performed again, followed by
The Crystals, followed by The Grass Roots(who were great!), followed by
Peter Noone(always an energetic, fun experience)….then Micky! Not only
did he have Jerry Renino and Wayne Avers with him, but also Sandy Gennaro
and Dave Alexander!! I knew we were in for a treat!
If you have seen Micky solo lately you know he mentions the
songwriters as he performs the songs. So, he says he wants to sing a song,
but he has trouble “remembering the words” and “wished someone would help
him”. Suddenly, there was Peter! It was soooo cool. As Kathleen mentioned,
they sang For Pete’s Sake and Lucille. Peter and Micky signed autographs
after the show. Might be the closest we get to a reunion…………………..
Sunday Peter was in North Wildwood at an ice cream shop called Cool
Scoops. I got there early and about 15 of us were invited to sit in while
Peter did a radio interview. The dj’s name was Jimmy Jay, and he said the
interview will be posted on the web page www.rewindshow.com – Be sure to
look for it. When Peter was asked about the possibility of a 40th reunion
tour he said that he wants to do it, Micky may be persuaded, but Davy is a
definite NO! Jimmy Jay split us into four groups and we did the song
Zilch. I don’t know how we sounded, but we did our best!
The Monkees tribute group The Missing Links were there. They arrived
in the Monkee Mobile!!! Took my breath away when I saw that! They were
pretty good. Peter joined them on stage for 4 or 5 songs. Just for Sunday
the town renamed the street “Monkee Way”. They also gave Peter a plaque
commemorating The Monkees 40th anniversary. It was very nice.
Sorry if this was a long post….I’m still on cloud nine!
Joanna

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From: Laura

OMG!!!! You guys should’ve stayed for the Missing Links concert yesterday
in North Wildwood. Peter was there. The mayor of Wildwood gave him a
plaque in honor of the Monkees 40th anniversary. The Monkeemobile was
there. My friend Katherine, from MA, sold his merch. Peter jammed with
the Missing Links for about 6 or 8 songs (those guys are REALLY great!!).
The mayor re-named a portion of 12th Street in Wildwood, “MONKEE WAY”. It
was FREAKIN’ INCREDIBLE!!!. Pics to follow (you KNOW I took a
bunch). Peter was so sweet to me at the autograph table. Gave me a big
hug and signed three things for me (More of the Monkees, ’87 Tour Book, and
a photo I bought there (old photo/young Peter – he had a stack for people
who hadn’t seen him before and needed something to autograph – I think
Katherine sold out of the pics!).

Anyway – rambling – still on a MAJOR Monkees high. Will write a
comprehensive review when I get my head out of the clouds.

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Laura

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Concert Season Returns – Micky in Newsday

April 3, 2011 by  
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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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From: Brad

Great photo of Micky in NY Newsday Online Edition today.

HE’S A BELIEVER
By BARBARA HOFFMAN

Micky Dolenz, erstwhile Monkee, hangs with the snow monkeys at the Central=

Park Zoo.
Photo: Elizabeth Lippman

May 20, 2006 — LEAVE it to a Monkee to write about … evolution? Micky
Dolenz – former drummer (and wiseguy) of the ’60s sitcom’s prefab four –
enters the kids’ book arena this month with “Gakky Two-Feet,” a
lighthearted look at the first biped.

Gakky, a sweet-tempered hominid, gets grief for his prehistoric
predilection for walking on two feet when everyone else is gettting around=

on four. Only when a lion chases him does his tribe realize that bipedalism=

pays off.

Darwin would have been proud.

“I’ve always wondered what it was like for the first hominid,” Dolenz says.

At Central Park the other day, dressed like a Raider of the Lost Ark, the
61-year-old singer tossed off phrases like “seminal moments in
anthropology” and took pains to explain the difference between monkeys,
Monkees and apes.

He says a publisher approached him years ago about doing a children’s book=

– one built around one of the Monkees’ hit songs – “but somehow, I couldn’t=

come up with an interesting story about a train to Clarksville.” (All
together now: “Take the last train to Clarksville/And I’ll meet you at the=

station/You can be here by 4:30/’cause I paid your reservation, don’t be
slow…”)

Instead, Dolenz decided to write about Early Man. Growing up in California,=

not far from the La Brea Tar Pits, he’d become fascinated by anthropology.

He’d also read his fair share of Kipling’s “Just So” stories and, for good=

measure, worked with animals on the ’50s TV show “Circus Boy” – where he
got in trouble for handing an elephant his candy bar (“At least take the
wrapper off first!” the animal trainer yelled.)

“To the average person, there’s little or no difference between monkeys and=

apes,” Dolenz says, “but if you studied the DNA, there’s only 2 or 3
percent difference between humans and chimpanzees.”

As far as monkeys and Monkees go, he says, there was no connection between=

the simians and the pop stars.

“Back then, groups just took the name of an animal and spelled it
different,” he says. “You never saw the Byrds with birds, or Beatles with
roaches, or the Turtles with actual turtles. I guess it was kind of a fad
back then.”

http://www.nypost.com/entertainment/63990.htm

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From: kathy52467

Micky is doing a concert May 19th in Franklin Park, IL at 8:30pm with his
sister Coco.

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From: “Teresa”

Davy Jones will make an appearance at the Artsfest music festival in
Addison, TX on May 27, beginning at about 8:30. Tickets are $6 at the
door.

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From: Hooloovoo

Hey folks,

Just a heads-up that Micky has set up a new fanmail address to replace the
old CBS-FM one. Fanmail can now go to:

Micky Dolenz
Paradise Artists
108 E. Matilija Street
Ojai, CA 93023

-Hoo

Hooloovoo — http://www.hooloovoo.com/
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Eagles may soar, but weasels aren’t sucked into jet engines.

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From: “robynapelt20002001”

new photos of micky with his book gakky two -feet reading it to
school children on www.gettyimages.com 32 photos in all all
close up click onto photos to make them big and you can put them into
pic file on your computer micky has his hat on in all the photos
also 3 photos of micky with jerry springer on www.wireimages.com .
the photos on getty were taken on may 4th 2006 and wireimages photos
taken on may 2 2006 . from robynapelt micky has new tour
dates micky coco 5/6/06 spa resort casino palm springs also
railroad daze in fraklin park IL 5/19/06 also 96 whnns palooza7
memorialfran park kenmuth MI 6/3als/06 o lock 3 akron ohio 7/4/06
also river winds amphitheater thorofare nj 7/28/06 also the cell
block 11 erie pa 7/29/06 also superrun2006 henderson events plaza
henderson 9/23/06 also foxwoods resort casino mashantucket ct free
show club bb 4/25 to 26/06 new date to come for foxwoods as micky
is to do another show there but no date as yet .see www.vh1.com for
more tour dates also www.mickydolenz.com

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From: Laura

Monkee Business Delights Fans 5.3.2006

Wildwood- “That was then, this is now,” sang Micky Dolenz to 3,000 fans
who were concentrating more on the then, than the now, at the Fabulous 50s=

Weekend Salutes the 60s, April 29 at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

The former Monkees drummer, singer, and actor headlined a four-and
one-half-hour show that spanned the 60s from The Rip Chords performing
their hot rod tunes “409” and “Little Cobra” to the Grass Roots leading
sing-alongs of “Midnight Confessions” and “Sooner or Later.”

The red-gowned Crystals brought sweet voices and looks to match, singing
their hits “Doo Ron Ron,” and “He Kissed Me.”

Peter Noone, original lead singer for Herman’s Hermits, delighted the crowd=

with a dozen of the band’s hits. “H-E-N-R-Y” shouted the audience for a
sing-along of “I’m Henry the VIII, I Am.”

Noone showed a biting sense of humor, referring to the convention center as=

an “airplane hangar.” He claimed to be the youngest performer on the bill.

Noone took a couple of potshots at Dolenz and Monkee Davy Jones, joking
that Dolenz would ride back to his hotel in an ambulance.

The weekend was all about the Monkees. however. Monkees merchandise sold
briskly in the lobby.

The crowd received an unexpected treat when Monkee Peter Tork joined Dolenz=

on stage for two songs. The pair had not appeared together since a 2001
Monkees tour.

Dolenz played electric guitar throughout the show, a switch from his usual=

acoustic model. He delighted the crowd by playing drums on “Mary, Mary”
and “Circle Sky.”

He acknowledged the song writing talents of Monkee Michael Nesmith,
performing two of his compositions. Dolenz’s sister, Coco, took lead vocals=

on Nesmith’s “Different Drum,” a song he wrote for Linda Ronstadt.

The concert ended at midnight with a line of least 200 fans waiting for
Micky Dolenz’s autograph at a book table in the lobby.

On April 30, Tork appeared on 12th Avenue in North Wildwood outside Cool
Scoops Ice Cream Parlor for a renaming of the block to Monkees Way. On hand=

was the Monkees’ customized, 1966 Pontiac GTO convertible and a Monkees
cover band called “The Missing Links.”

North Wildwood Mayor Bill Henfey officiated over the ceremonial street
renaming.

Cool Scoops owner Paul Russo presented Tork a plaques commemorating the
40th anniversary of the Monkees television series and albums on behalf of
the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce.

The weekend’s festivities started on Friday night with Philadelphia radio
legend Jerry Blavat holding a well-attended record hop at the convention
center.

http://www.capemaycountyherald.com/article/articles/948/1/Monkee-Business-D=
elights-Fans-5.3.2006

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From: Paul Russo

Hi Brad,

Hi, This is Paul Russo the owner of Cool Scoops Ice Cream Parlor and
founder of Super 60’s Sunday.

I hope you were able to enjoy or first 60’s event featuring our beloved
Monkees.

I have been a fan for 40 years and when the opportunity came to us to host=

this reunion / award event we jumped at the chance.

The Missing Links, Americas number one Monkees Tribute Band were fabulous.=

The original Monkee mobile created by Mr. George Barris was on hand to
deliver the Missing Links to the stage. Our fine Mayor Mr. Bill Henfey
renamed 12th Ave.. Monkee Way as we presented Mr. Tork his 40th Anniversary=

plaque.

The most exciting part of the weekend was when I asked Peter Tork if he
wanted to go see Micky at the concert hall. He said yes and the rest as we=

say it..IS HISTORY. This reunion was a surprise to all the concert goers
and fans. This will probably be the only reunion the fans will get this
year or ever.

I am pleased to have gotten them together for all the fans and especially M=
E!

Thanks to Micky and Peter for being such great guys.

I am looking forward to doing something like this next year. Stay tuned!

Yours in Coolness,

Paul Russo
Cool Scoops
www.coolscoops.com

p.s Check out our website for video clips and pics of the event….coming=

soon!

See this web address for very cool photos of the event now:

http://launch.ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/monkees-alert/photos

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From: Russ Lindway

THIS JUST IN:
In addition to the brand new, exclusive interview with Peter Tork which
will air at 9:00PM EDT =85

In addition to the exclusive interview with Monkees producer, author and
expert Andrew Sandoval which will run throughout the day =85

=85 WBWC 88.3 FM “The Sting” is excited to announce that the 40th Anniv=
ersary
Monkeethon will now also be airing =85

A BRAND NEW, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MICKY DOLENZ

=85 at 3:00PM EDT on June 8th.

If that wasn’t enough, John and I will also be giving away 24 copies of h=
is
book, MICKY DOLENZ’S ROCK N’ ROLLIN’ TRIVIA.

Check out the updated, jam-packed Monkeethon schedule and bountiful
giveaway list, below =85

Russ & John

~ ~ ~ 40th ANNIVERSARY MONKEETHON UPDATE ~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~ Thursday, June 8th – live on WBWC 88.3 FM, “The Sting” in Berea=
, Ohio
~ ~ ~

FOR 24 HOURS beginning at 7:00AM Eastern Daylight Time – the live Monkees=

radio marathon

webcast globally at www.wbwc.com — hosted by Russ Lindway and John Basalla

Featuring brand new, exclusive interviews with:

~music historian and Monkees re-issue producer, author and expert ANDREW
SANDOVAL!

~special guest PETER TORK!

~special guest MICKY DOLENZ!

E-mail your Monkee song requests now and during the show at
request@wbwc.com ~ Request phone line during the show: 440.826-STING (7=
846)

MONKEES MERCHANDISE GIVEAWAY CONTESTS EVERY HOUR, including =85

*A signed, limited-edition copy of Michael Nesmith’s new album, RAYS

*24 copies of Andrew Sandoval’s book, THE MONKEES – one every hour (th=
anks
to Thunder Bay Press)

*24 copies of Micky Dolenz’s book, MICKY DOLENZ’S ROCK N’ ROLLIN’ T=
RIVIA –
one every hour (thanks to Square One Publishers)

*2 copies of Randi Massingill’s Michael Nesmith biography, TOTAL CONTROL=

(thanks to monkees.net)

*1 copy of THE MONKEES season 1 TV series on DVD (thanks to Rhino)

*1 copy of MUSIC BOX, the band’s 4-CD career-spanning box set (thanks to =
Rhino)

*5 Monkees Greatest Hits compilation CDs (thanks to Rhino)

*2 copies of the HEY HEY WE’RE THE MONKEES CD-ROM (thanks to Monkees.net)

*14 Monkees collectible calendars (thanks to Monkees.net)

*1 copy each of the Davy Jones CDs, JUST FOR THE RECORD, VOLUME ONE, TWO & =
FOUR

*Copies of Peter Tork’s post-Monkees CDs: TWO MAN BAND, ONCE AGAIN and
SAVED BY THE BLUES (thanks to Bonnie Verrico & Shoe Suede Blues)

(Giveaways will be conducted via telephone and, during select hours, via
“Monk-ee-mail”)

Here’s an UPDATED schedule of what you’ll be hearing during the 24-hour=

40TH ANNIVERSARY MONKEETHON (times are EDT):

7:00-8:00AM: Eclectic

8:00-9:00AM: Eclectic =85 including Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
“Writer’s Block” #1

9:00-10:00AM: Peter Tork group and solo music feature

10:00-11:00AM: Headquarters album feature

11:00AM-12:00PM: Eclectic =85 including a Neil Diamond “Writer’s Block=
” and
a Carole King and Gerry Goffin “Writer’s Block”

12:00-1:00PM: Micky Dolenz group and solo music feature

1:00-2:00PM: “Time Tunnel” concert feature =85 including li=
ve
Monkees performances from 1967 and 2001

2:00-3:00PM: Michael Nesmith feature =85 his Monkees music

3:00-4:00PM: THE MICKY DOLENZ INTERVIEW

4:00-5:00PM: Davy Jones group and solo music feature

5:00-7:00PM: The Monkees Top 21: a countdown of The Monkees’ =
21
charted hit

singles as a group

7:00-8:00PM: Eclectic =85 including a Michael Nesmith “Writer=
‘s
Block”

8:00-9:00PM: Michael Nesmith feature =85 his post-Monkees music
9:00-10:00PM: THE PETER TORK INTERVIEW

10:00-11:00PM: Cover songs #1: Monkees song performed by other arti=
sts

11:00PM-12:00AM: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. album feature

12:00-1:00AM: Monkees music from movies and TV specials

1:00-2:00AM: Eclectic =85 including a Harry Nilsson “Writer’=
s Block”

2:00-3:00AM: Eclectic =85 including Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
“Writer’s Block” #2

3:00-4:00AM: Cover songs #2: Monkees song performed by other art=
ists

4:00-6:00AM: Eclectic =85 including Monkees songs performed by
their composers

6:00AM hour: Bye-bye =85 bye-bye =85 bye-bye =85 bye-bye =85 bye=
-bye =85

Until June 8th, remember =85 second-hands that minds have slowed are moving=

even faster.

Russ Lindway & John Basalla, co-hosts (request@wbwc.com)

Part of the silver anniversary of the WBWC Summer Marathon Series! For
more information, visit www.wbwc.com

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From: Jennifer C. Huebl

From NY Post (the link includes a photo of Micky):

April 29, 2006 — MICKY Dolenz was once a Monkee, but when it comes to
grudges, he has a memory like an elephant. The target of his ire is People=

maga zine, which caught him in the audience at “American Idol” and asked
him to compare “AI” and “The Monkees.” “I said, ‘They’re both phenomena,
but “American Idol” is a talent show and “The Monkees” was a sitcom,’ “
Dolenz, 61, told The Post’s Barbara Hoffman the other day at the Central
Park Zoo. “But the way [the People reporter] put it, I said, ‘AI was about=

talent, and the Monkees wasn’t.’ Irresponsible journalism!” And yes, he
said, he really did play the drums on his records – when they let him.

http://www.nypost.com/gossip/pagesix/63031.htm

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Reviews
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From: Mickyrobindolenz

hi, i was also in wildwood sunday, and i video taped some of peter on stage=

and him signing autographed and took some still shots as well, i had a
great time, i didn’t know he was with micky the night before, i knew micky=

was there in wildwood doing a show but not peter joining in. now, when i
asked peter if he was going to do a monkees 40th he flat out said “no” i
said “how about by yourself” and he said “that i will do” then i had him
sign my tv guide with the “then and now” article.
it was such a fun day, i met a girl, in line that was before me, i hope her=

picture turns out, i’m the one who kept saying to her and peter “this is
the wedding shot”
i also met the dj’s wife, we sat together on the ground in the front row,
she was very cool.
a bunch of us die hard monkees fans are really hoping for some kind of mini=

reunion before the end of th year. if only the three of them. of if two of=

them show up in different duets.
we will all be there if they want to do it.

robin

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From: Spottiswoode, Heather

As a life-long fan of the group, I enjoy receiving the email alerts. Just=

wanted to share that I live in Peter’s hometown and word a couple of years=

ago was that he was “back” at times to live in the family home. Back in
September a band of his played an outdoor concert in town and it was the
first time I’d seen him perform in 19 years and it was a thrill. The band=

was great and the audience loved them. My 5 year old daughter has become a=

fan and we watch the Monkees on DVD and many of their songs are on my iPod=

and she knows them all. We recently saw Peter when we were out to dinner
and he seems very down to earth and cool.

Heather

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Micky Back on Stage – All Monkees 24hr Radio Marathon

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Monkees collectables up for auction now at: http://www.monkees.net/ebay

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From: Brad Waddell

(Good photo of Micky at the link)

Joshua Park and Micky Dolenz Will Play Father and Son in Goodspeed’s Pippin

By Kenneth Jones
07 Jun 2006

This summer’s new Goodspeed Musicals revival of Pippin, which will tour in=

the fall, will star Tom Sawyer actor Joshua Park as the searching title
Prince, and Monkees and Aida veteran Micky Dolenz as Charlemange.

Pippin will begin at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT, July 14.=

It ends there Sept. 24. Opening is Aug. 9. After its run at the Goodspeed
Opera House, the show will immediately begin a national tour.

For more information, visit www.goodspeed.org.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/100149.html

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From: Russ Lindway

~ ~ ~ 40th ANNIVERSARY MONKEETHON ~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~ Thursday, June 8th – live on WBWC 88.3 FM, “The Sting” in Berea=
, Ohio
~ ~ ~

FOR 24 HOURS beginning at 7:00AM Eastern Daylight Time – the live Monkees=

radio marathon

webcast globally at www.wbwc.com — hosted by Russ Lindway and John Basalla

E-mail your Monkee song requests now and during the show at
request@wbwc.com ~ Request phone line during the show: 440.826-STING (7=
846)

MONKEES MERCHANDISE GIVEAWAY CONTESTS EVERY HOUR, including =85

*A signed, limited-edition copy of Michael Nesmith’s new album, RAYS

*24 copies of Andrew Sandoval’s book, THE MONKEES – one every hour (th=
anks
to Thunder Bay Press)

*24 copies of Micky Dolenz’s book, MICKY DOLENZ’S ROCK N’ ROLLIN’ T=
RIVIA –
one every hour (thanks to Square One Publishers)

*9 copies of Micky Dolenz’s new children’s book, GAKKY TWO-FEET (thanks=
to
Penguin Young Readers Group and David Salidor)

*2 copies of Randi Massingill’s Michael Nesmith biography, TOTAL CONTROL=

(thanks to monkees.net)

*1 copy of THE MONKEES season 1 TV series on DVD (thanks to Rhino)

*1 copy of MUSIC BOX, the band’s 4-CD career-spanning box set (thanks to =
Rhino)

*5 Monkees Greatest Hits compilation CDs (thanks to Rhino)

*2 copies of the HEY HEY WE’RE THE MONKEES CD-ROM (thanks to Monkees.net)

*14 Monkees collectible calendars (thanks to Monkees.net)

*Copies of the Davy Jones CDs JUST FOR THE RECORD, VOLUME ONE, TWO & FOUR

*Copies of Peter Tork’s post-Monkees CDs: TWO MAN BAND, ONCE AGAIN and
SAVED BY THE BLUES (thanks to Bonnie Verrico, Shoe Suede Blues, James Lee
Stanley and Beachwood Recordings)

*2 copies of AURA3’s CD For Pete’s Sake (thanks to Marilyn Ingram and
Woodland Moth Productions)

(Giveaways will be conducted via telephone and, during select hours, via
“Monk-ee-mail”)

Here’s an UPDATED schedule of what you’ll be hearing during the 24-hour=

40TH ANNIVERSARY MONKEETHON (times are EDT):

7:00-8:00AM: Eclectic

8:00-9:00AM: Eclectic =85 including Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
“Writer’s Block” #1

9:00-10:00AM: Peter Tork group and solo music feature

10:00-11:00AM: Headquarters album feature

11:00AM-12:00PM: Eclectic =85 including a Neil Diamond “Writer’s Block=
” and
a Carole King and Gerry Goffin “Writer’s Block”

12:00-1:00PM: Micky Dolenz group and solo music feature

1:00-2:00PM: “Time Tunnel” concert feature =85 including li=
ve
Monkees performances from 1967 and 2001

2:00-3:00PM: Michael Nesmith feature =85 his Monkees music

3:00-4:00PM: THE MICKY DOLENZ INTERVIEW

4:00-5:00PM: Davy Jones group and solo music feature

5:00-7:00PM: The Monkees Top 21: a countdown of The Monkees’ =
21
charted hit

singles as a group

7:00-8:00PM: Eclectic =85 including a Michael Nesmith “Writer=
‘s
Block”

8:00-9:00PM: Michael Nesmith feature =85 his post-Monkees music
9:00-10:00PM: THE PETER TORK INTERVIEW

10:00-11:00PM: Cover songs #1: Monkees song performed by other arti=
sts

11:00PM-12:00AM: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. album feature

12:00-1:00AM: Monkees music from movies and TV specials

1:00-2:00AM: Eclectic =85 including a Harry Nilsson “Writer’=
s Block”

2:00-3:00AM: Eclectic =85 including Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
“Writer’s Block” #2

3:00-4:00AM: Cover songs #2: Monkees song performed by other art=
ists

4:00-6:00AM: Eclectic =85 including Monkees songs performed by
their composers

6:00AM hour: Bye-bye =85 bye-bye =85 bye-bye =85 bye-bye =85 bye=
-bye =85

Until then, remember =85 tomorrow’s gonna be another day-ee-ayyyy =85

Russ Lindway & John Basalla, co-hosts (request@wbwc.com)

Part of the silver anniversary of the WBWC Summer Marathon Series! For
more information, visit www.wbwc.com

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From: Melhi

Hi there!

Monkees Mailing List Members who would like to celebrate the 40th
Anniversary Monkeethon together in a live, real time chat are invited to
gather for a listening party to be held throughout the broadcast/webcast at=
:

http://www.chatzy.com/566605479383

(Note: No registration or special software required. This is an
unmoderated, no frills, “quickie” web-based chat room. Feel free to visit
the room, early, to test it out, if you’d like.)

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From: Andrea Munoz

The other day I was in Target and I noticed they had screened tee shirts of=

the Monkees for women. I don’t know how much they are but I assume they’re=

around 10 to 14 dollars. Just thought you guys would like to know.

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From: Randi Waddell

New photos of Michael Nesmith and his new car.

http://www.videoranch.com/html/nezphotoalbum0.html

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Micky back on the radio this morning

April 3, 2011 by  
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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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Former WCBS-FM (101.1) morning host Micky Dolenz calls Ed Walsh and Donna
Hanover tomorrow morning on WOR (710 AM New York) to talk about his life
over the past year

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The Walk-in Theatre
Asheville NC

Remember drive-in movies? This is the same deal, except you walk into the
back parking lot of the Bledsoe Building on Haywood Road, where a free
movie will be screened. On July 14, it’s The Graduate. On July 28 as a Bele
Chere weekend special, there will be a showing of the oddball Monkees film
Head. On Aug. 11, it’s The Muppet Movie. On Sept. 8, the comedy Caddyshack
gets a showing, and the series finishes for 2006 with Young Frankenstein on
Oct. 13. It’s sponsored by the merchants in the Bledsoe Building. Leave
pets and coolers at home (food and drink are sold).

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From: Laura

Catchy tune, except they could’ve left the Tork comments out. Wonder how
they talked Davy into being in it. (you can buy some more hay for your
horses, mate!) LOL I think these guys are English.

Enjoy!

Laura
I Wanna be your Davy Jones video
http://youtube.com/watch?v=6dlffSvGDWQ

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From: Teresa Gibson

Peter Tork will appear in Dallas on July 12 at Poor David’s Pub, south of
the downtown area. Show is scheduled to start at 8:00, and tickets are $20.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from www.frontgatetickets.com. More
information will be forthcoming at Poor David’s website:
http://www.poordavidspub.com/#upcoming%20shows

Teresa Gibson
tntgibson@comcast.net

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From: Ed Olsen

Hi Group,

I just listened to the complete Andrew Sandoval interview from the 24 hour
marathron and he says that they are going to release 40th Anniversary
Deluxe 2 CD Editions of all the Monkees albums up to Monkees Present and
that it will take about a year to release them all. This interview was done
in April. But I heard they were only doing the first 4 albums as the deluxe
editions. Does anybody know which is true? Only 4, or up to Monkees Present
(8)?

He also said disc one would be the stereo mix plus rare tracks and that
disc two would be the mono mix plus rare tracks. Are there mono mixes all
the way up to Present? I thought they stopped the mono mixes at Birds and
the Bees and the Monkees.

Thanks
Ed

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From: “Jessika”

In the Target stores and online, they have a really cool Monkees
shirt, check it out! I got one and I love it!!

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-1/qid=1150044497/ref=sr_1_1/602-7486249-8999038?%5Fencoding=UTF8&asin=B000FMVS9A

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From: “Cindi”

Speaking of Gakky Two-Feet, here’s a link to a great article that appeared
in today’s Denver Post. I suspect it may be in other papers as well.
http://www.denverpost.com/books/ci_3915350

Cindi

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From: Derek Thomas

Per Andrew Sandoval over in the Steve Hoffman website, replying to a
question about” My Community”: Here’s my answer: That’s not Michael on “My
Community.” I can’t discuss Monkees reissues any further than the fact that
in late August you will be able to buy the first two (if you want).

Here is the link to the thread:
http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=82979&highlight=monkees

Derek Thomas
Columbus, Ohio

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Reviews
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From: Maryann Treppiedi Jacobs

Gakky Two-Feet (Micky’s children’s book)

Hi Gang,

I just bought two copies of this (one for my niece’s 4th birthday gift, the
other for my own 2-1/2-year-old daughter), and it took me a little while to
make the connection… The creatures, “hominidees”, look, for all intents and
purposes, far more like monkeys than like early humans. HAR!

Also, Micky names one of the hominidees “Gleeb”, which was cute… Could not
remember what it meant, I had to look it up online today (it was Micky and his
first wife Samantha’s word for “love”)… But I DID know it was some Monkee
or Micky thing I’d heard of before. When I was paging through the book at
checkout, I laughed out loud as I saw that word!

My Borders bookstore (West Windsor, NJ area) had three in stock. Didn’t want
to order it online since I needed one the same day for my niece’s party –
nothing like shopping at the last minute! Seriously though, my niece ADORES
books,
and has a gazillion of them already, so it’s impossible to buy her a book she
doesn’t already have, so I pounced on this opportunity, to give her a
newly-released book that I was sure her mother hadn’t even heard of yet! :-)

It’s cute… although my husband, sister-in-law and I have decided to skip
the word “hominidee” and just say “monkey”. Hey, our girls’ aren’t even in
elementary school yet, we can explain the theory of evolution to them later
on…
:-)

—Maryann Treppiedi Jacobs
http://www.ladyshutterbug.net
http://www.secretserviceshowphotos.com
“Music is religion; Karaoke is a cult.”

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Super 60’s Weekend NJ – Happy Birthday Micky Dolenz – Nez Rays

April 3, 2011 by  
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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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A super free weekend event will be held in North Wildwood New Jersey on
Sunday April 30th, 1pm, featuring Peter Tork, The Missing Links Monkees
Tribute Band, and The Original Monkeemobile in person! Plus memorabilia
dealers.

See the flyer at this web page and tell your friends! Click on “Super 60’s=

Weekend”

http://www.coolscoops.com/

Cool Scoops Ice Cream Parlor For Info call 609-729-2665

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Doodles for dollars: Celebrities help Adult Day Center raise funds at event

By CHAD HEMENWAY
Staff Writer

BRIDGEWATER — With hopes of raising funds to offset the costs of
constructing a new home, the Adult Day Center announced Tuesday its Doodle=

for Alzheimer’s fundraising event.

Auction items will include autographed doodles from celebrities such as
Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin, Regis Philbin, Mickey Dolenz, Hank Azaria and
Glenn Close as well as politicians and sports figures.

http://www.c-n.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=3D/20060301/NEWS/603010316

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March 8: Actress Sue Ann Langdon is 70. Actress Lynn Redgrave is 63.
Musician-actor Micky Dolenz of the Monkees is 61. Singer Peggy March is 58.=

Singer Gary Numan is 48. Actor Aidan Quinn is 47. Country guitarist Jimmy
Dormire of Confederate Railroad is 46. Actress Camryn Mannheim (“The
Practice”) is 45. Singer Shawn Mullins is 38. Actress Andrea Parker (“The
Pretender”) is 37. Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. is 30. Actor James Van Der Beek=

(“Dawson’s Creek”) is 29. Singer Kameelah Williams of 702 is 28. Singer Tom=

Chaplin of Keane is 27.

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From: frev3

Jack Wild, who starred as the Artful Dodger in the
movie version of ‘Oliver!’ and the Saturday morning TV
series ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’, has died at the age of 53.
Here’s the link to the BBC Obit:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4765996.stm

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From: Scotto

Michael nesmith was one of many Very Smart People to be asked the
question, “what is your most dangerous idea?” by the edge foundation’s
world question center:

http://www.edge.org/q2006/q06_8.html#nesmith

-s

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From: Ninetimesblues

February 13th was Peter Tork’s birthday. He was born in 1952 and
one of the least mentioned members of the Monkees, but a talented,
underrated, multi-instumentalist of three. He has turned 64 today. So,
where ever you Peter……We Love Ya!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!

Peace,
Kev W of Mississippi

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From: J.C. Huebl

I was checking out my Amazon wishlist, and not only does “Gakky Two
Feet” now have a cover pictured on Amazon, but ANOTHER book by Micky is
listed as coming soon:

Micky Dolenz’ Rock ‘n Rollin’ Trivia: Put Your Knowledge of Pop Music
Legend, Fact & Myth to the Test (Paperback)

I also just found this on Amazon by searching up Micky’s name — looks like
he’s keeping quite busy!

The Wine Lover’s Guide to Auctions: The Art & Science of Buying and
Selling Wines (Paperback)

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Michael Nesmith has released Rays to most online music services such as
iTunes and Rhapsody, physical CD edition due next month.

GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ARTIST
MICHAEL NESMITH DEBUTS =91RAYS’ EXCLUSIVELY ON iTUNES
TO REQUEST A COPY OF MICHAEL NESMITH’S UPCOMING ALBUM “RAYS” INTEREST=
ED MEDIA
PLEASE CONTACT WORKHOUSE PUBLICITY, CEO ADAM NELSON 212. 645. 8006

WHAT THE FANS SAY:
“Well, you’ve done it again! “Rays” is amazing. Congratulations on
completing it and allowing us to share with you yet another incredible
journey.”

“The vocals were outstanding, your voice is strong, expressive and your
pitch is right on like always. The title song Rays was worth the cost of
the entire CD.
Oh that’s such a good song in every sense of the word. I love the music and=

lyrics. They are all very beautiful songs. You did a wonderful job both
playing and mixing this all together.”

“Really enjoy this album. To me, it’s Nez’s equivalent to Brian Wilson’s=

SMILE! album.
Very original and incredibly interesting to listen too.”

USA – (11 January 2006)- Workhouse Publicity announced today that Grammy
Award winning artist Michael Nesmith has released his latest album “Rays=

exclusively through the iTunes=AE Music Store in the US. one month before
it’s available in stores. With Rays, Michael Nesmith releases a
calypso-like, cinematic journey of sound with elements of swing-jazz and
instrumental funk unlike anything you’ve ever heard before. Once again,
Nesmith pioneers the movement bringing deeper dimensions to our current
musical fields. To download your copy today visit www.apple.com/itunes. To=

receive a copy of “Rays” or to request an interview with Michael Nesmit=
h,
Interested media please contact Workhouse Publicity, CEO Adam Nelson
directly by telephone 212. 645. 8006 or via email nelson@workhousepr.com

Grammy Award wining artist Michael Nesmith is an accomplished songwriter,
musician, actor, home video pioneer, film producer and scriptwriter,
novelist, businessman and philanthropist. His phenomenal success in the
television show The Monkees was just the beginning of his prolific and
innovative music and entertainment career, one that continues to shake our=

pop landscape. Nesmith has recorded a dozen or so reputable folk and
country-rock records as a solo artist, masterminded the cult film staple
Repo Man, won the first-ever Video Grammy, and written a fantastical novel.=

Oh yeah, somewhere in the middle of all of this he had the foresight to
conceive MTV.

“For a time I thought Rays had come together differently than any other
project I had worked on, until it dawned on me all the various works I had=

been involved in had happened the same way and doing Rays was simply the
first time I had seen it. Rays was my own personal Copernican Shift. For
years Rays laid around in bits and pieces, and there were long periods when=

I would put them all away, like disparate parts of disparate building
blocks. As if one was a recipe, another was a blueprint, another was a map.=

I couldn’t see how they fit together. I kept going, as much for not havin=
g
anything else to do as for the curiosity of how it would all turn out, but=

I did keep going, and I’m glad I did. It was when I was putting on the ho=
rn
parts, dreaming of Memphis and Stax Volt, that it all came together. It was=

as if I had come into the garage one evening, and was looking at the
detritus of a failed effort laying all over the floor, when suddenly there=

was this array, a kind of order to it that I had never imagined. That was
exciting. It felt new, and gave me the inspiration I needed to finish. This=

after four years of wandering in darkness — which actually happened to be=

one of the lines from Rays. I had always imagined “emergence” as the
gradual appearing of something that already exists but was just unseen.
Rays was the first time I ever actually saw that happen. And now that I’v=
e
seen it I am aware that all the past works have happened the same way.” =

Michael Nesmith

iTunes: Pricing & Availability
iTunes 6 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Music Store and is
available as a free download immediately from www.apple.com/itunes.
Purchase and download of songs from the iTunes Music Store for Mac or
Windows requires a valid credit card with a billing address in the country=

of purchase. Television shows are available in the US only, and video
availability varies by country. Music videos and short films are $1.99 (US)=

each, and television shows are $1.99 (US) per episode.

With Apple’s legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as integrate=
d
Podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, seamless integration with iPod
and groundbreaking personal use rights, the iTunes Music Store is the best=

way for Mac=AE and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download musi=
c
online. The iTunes Music Store features more than 1.5 million songs from
the major music companies and over 1,000 independent record labels, 10,000=

audiobooks, gift certificates and exclusive music not found anywhere else
online.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple=

II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its
award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and
iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital=

music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online
music store.

Michael Nesmith
Robert Michael Nesmith was born December 30, 1942 in Houston, Texas. He
moved from his native Texas to California; intent on breaking into show
business. He began to write songs and perform them at live venues around
Los Angeles. Spotting an ad calling for four musicians to act in a TV
series, he landed a leading role in The Monkees. that quickly became a pop=

culture phenomenon, and catapulted the young Nesmith to stardom. While in
The Monkees, Nesmith continued to write and sing his own songs. He received=

critical and commercial acclaim for his songs Some of Shelly’s Blues and=

Different Drum, a 1967 US Top 20 hit for Linda Ronstadt. His job in
the television show also gave him the opportunity to write and produce
songs for the show. But the country-tinged music he did for the show was
pretty experimental for television. Nesmith left The Monkees in 1969 to
form The First National Band. Pioneer of the genre later to be dubbed
country rock, he released a series of albums for RCA. Magnetic South, the
1970 debut LP included the Top 30 single Joanne, followed by Loose Salute
and 1971’s Nevada Fighter. When The First National Band dissolved that sa=
me
year, Nesmith formed The Second National Band Although he released only
one album, 1972’s Tantamount To Treason Volume One, he continued to refin=
e
the country/rock sound that was to influence a new breed of artists such as=

Gram Parsons, The Byrds, Poco, The Flying Burrito Bros. and New Riders of
The Purple Sage. Other Michael Nesmith albums were quick to follow: And The=

Hits Just Keep On Comin’, and Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash all
distributed by RCA.

Nesmith left RCA to launch his own communications company, Pacific Arts
Corporation. The Prison, an ambitious multi-media book/record combination,=

was the corporation’s first release in 1975. This was followed in 1976 by=

the LP From A Radio Engine To A Photon Wing and featured the hit single
Rio. He created a video for Rio which is considered by many to be the first=

music video, because it developed a new film language, marrying music to
images. (The Rio video is in the permanent collection at MOMA.) With the
album Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma, Nesmith included the song Cruisin
and he made a video for it as well. Cruisin possessed a recitative style
that nobody besides maybe Bob Dylan was doing at the time. Nesmith included=

both Rio and Cruisin in an hour long landmark video called Elephant Parts,=

a kind of music and comedy combination come to life in a single, long form=

format. NARAS loved it but didn’t have a Grammy category for it, so they=

created a Best Video category for it that year and Elephant Parts won the
first Grammy for Best Video.

Nesmith went on tour performing behind the success of the single Rio. While=

appearing in Australia, he noted an interest in Top 40 television shows
that played video clips of performing artists. Back in the states, Nesmith=

put together a half-hour prototype Top 40 show called Popclips. He sold
it to Warner Brothers/Amex and Nesmith produced the first shows and so
became the creator of the idea for what eventually became MTV.

Between Elephant Parts and Television Parts, Nesmith co-wrote, produced and=

scored the film Timerider and was the producer of Repoman, Tapeheads, and
Square Dance. In 1989, Michael Nesmith and The Monkees were presented with=

a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Nesmith returned to his music and
assembled a compilation of unreleased tracks and selected cuts from his
later LP’s entitled The Newer Stuff. In late 1991, Rhino Records released=

another CD collection from his earlier LP’s entitled, fittingly, The Olde=
r
Stuff: The Best of Michael Nesmith (1970-73). In September of 1992, Michael=

Nesmith launched his independent record label, Pacific Arts Audio, with the=

release of his long awaited …tropical campfires… which Nesmith fans
consider to be one of his best works.

In addition to releasing his own work, Nesmith signed The Hellecasters and=

released two albums by them, Return Of The Hellecasters and Escape from
Hollywood. In just under a years time, The Hellecasters won three awards
for 1993; “Best Overall Guitar LP” & “Best Country LP” in the prestigious
Guitar Player Magazine’s readers poll, and “Top 2 Roots LP” in Guitar Wor=
ld
Magazine.

The Garden was released in September of 1994. This outstanding multi-media=

package was nominated for a Grammy Award in the new age category. It is the=

second part of a work Nesmith started in 1974 entitled The Prison. Like The=

Prison, The Garden is a book and music designed to be experienced
simultaneously.

Since 1990, Nesmith has hosted the Council on Ideas, a gathering of
intellectuals from different fields who are asked to brainstorm solutions
to world problems. From the early 90’s through 2004 he served as a membe=
r
of the board of trustees of the American Film institute, and was a
nominating member of the AFI Awards. He is currently President and
chairman of the board of trustees of the Gihon Foundation. His first novel=

The Long Sandy Hair Of Neftoon Zamora was released by St Martins Press in
December of 1998. The complete works of Michael Nesmith, including music
downloads, are available to purchase online at www.videoranch.com

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From: Randi Waddell

The New Year will find Sandoval revisiting the Monkees catalogue for a
series of double-disc mono/stereo releases; he’ll also helm a second
seven-disc Everly Brothers box. Palao, meanwhile, is currently digging
through an archive of garage-rock recorded by Norman Petty in the same
Clovis, New Mexico, studio where Buddy Holly helped invent rock ‘n’ roll.
Now it’s time to help document and reinvent it.

http://music.eastbayexpress.com/Issues/2005-12-21/music/music.html

Nilsson documentary due early next year

By Katie Hasty Fri Dec 16, 6:02 AM ET

NEW YORK (Billboard) – A documentary focusing on the life and career of
late singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson will be released next year.
“Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?)” features
interviews with Yoko Ono, Randy Newman, Micky Dolenz, Eric Idle, the
Smothers Brothers, Brian Wilson and Robin Williams, as well as home
videos, portions of Nilsson’s recently discovered oral autobiography, and
more than 60 songs.

Set to premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on February 4, the film=

is directed by John Scheinfeld. His LSL Prods banner is in post-production=

on the documentary “U.S. vs. John Lennon,” also due in 2006. Details
regarding domestic distribution for “Nilsson” have yet to be nailed down.

Nilsson is perhaps best known for his 1969 hit “Everybody’s Talkin’,” which=

served as the theme song for the film “Midnight Cowboy.” He also wrote
Three Dog Night’s classic “One” and scored a No. 1 pop hit in 1971 with
“Without You,” written by Badfinger’s Pete Ham and Tom Evans.

But after years of hard partying in Los Angeles (including a famous
incident when he and John Lennon were ejected from a club for heckling the=

Smothers Brothers), Nilsson damaged his voice and was never subsequently
able to match his earlier achievements. He died of a heart attack in 1994,=

aged 52.

Reuters/Billboard

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From: “Aaron Handy III”

This just in from The Big Cartoon Forum:

Ebullient Mexican-American comedic actor Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez,
who voiced several 1960s Speedy Gonzales cartoons from DePatie-
Freleng Enterprises, died February 6 at 80.

He died of natural causes at his Culver City, California home, his
grandson, actor Clifton Collins Jr., told the Los Angeles Times.
Funeral services were held Friday morning at Holy Cross Catholic
Cemetery in Culver City.

A Texas native, Gonzalez Gonzalez appeared in dozens of movies,
including The High and the Mighty and Rio Bravo. He frequently was
the “comic relief” in Westerns, playing a Mexican in a service job,
such as a barber or bartender.

In various incarnations of the live-action TV series Disneyland, he
portrayed Bandido (as Pedro Gonzales) in The Adventures of Bullwhip
Griffin (1971) and the Mexican Driver (as Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez)
in The Love Bug (1979). He was also featured in the EPCOT Mexico
ride at Disney World.

The diminutive Gonzalez Gonzalez came to fame in 1953, when
quizmaster Groucho Marx had him as a guest on You Bet Your Life.
Gonzalez Gonzalez stole the show, singing part of “El Rancho
Grande,” showing off comedic dance skills and mugging wildly for the
camera.

Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez is survived by his wife of 62 years,
Leandra; son Ramiro; daughters Yolanda and Rosie; seven
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother Jose Gonzales-
Gonzales, also an actor.

Of course, we Monkees fans will cherish the memory of Gonzalez
Gonzalez in his guest role as Lupe the mechanic in Episode No. 33 of
The Monkees TV series, “It’s A Nice Place To Visit…”, its second-
season debut.

To absent friends…

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From: “dollsandcoolstuffwow”

From: Laura

You will have a ball listening to this broadcast – also, do a “find” to
search other Monkee broadcasts, and there is one by Robert W. Morgan. This=

is really an in-depth coverage of The Monkees on tour! It’s like a time
capsule – going back in time to re-live the Monkee heyday when they were
king! There are some really good interviews with the guys – wait till you=

hear a story that Nez will tell. You can hear the records crackling too – =
LOL.

http://www.reelradio.com/cl/kdwbmonkees.html

Peace, Love & JOY, Laura “You should be a hero to yourself. And, if you=

aren’t, check it out.” – Peter Tork

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From: Melinda Bruno

The February 2006 issue of the British magazine UNCUT has a cover
feature on that watershed year in pop culture, 1966.

There are several Monkee mentions in both the TV and album
categories. The debut album is listed as #16 of “The 20 Best Albums
of 1966″:

“America’s fabricated four cleverly aped the Beatles’ musical style
and zany movie antics to become TV’s first pop idols.”

And in the lead paragraph of the feature:

“There was watercooler TV before watercoolers even existed: The
Monkees, Dangerman, The Saint and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. all had us
glued to the box.”

Hmmm…arguably, Ricky Nelson was a pop idol created by TV, although
he was also created by Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. And I kind of
remember watercoolers being mentioned here in New York when I was a
child. Maybe in London the water in the coolers was warm, like the
beer? 😉

But it’s a really cool issue anyway, worth picking up where you can
find it:

http://www.uncut.co.uk/

–The Funky Cold Meldina

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The NEW hardest working man in show business

April 3, 2011 by  
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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 an=
d
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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Davy Jones gives an interview where you can ask the questions on this MSNBC
news site. He talks about a number of big projects he has in the works,
including becoming an American Citizen! Check it out – live video on the we=
b
before it is taken down:

From: Laurie aka: PeaceNLove

I don’t know if anyone has sent this out yet, but in any case, there is an
interview on the MSNBC website with Davy, here is a link:

http://msnbc.com/modules/take3/apr/default.htm?s=3D4&p=3D1

I hope everyone is having a good day :)

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Former Monkee and Broadway star Micky Dolenz is going to the Sundance Film
Festival, but not as a performer. He’s trying his hand at film production=
.
Dolenz has joined forces with movie producer Stuart Gross to launch
Independent Entertainment. Gross founded Harmony Pictures where he worked
with directors Haskell Wexler, Vilmos Zigmond and Chris Menges …

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From: Robbie White

Davy on TV Land

Watch Wednesday May 3rd at 10PM:

http://www.tvland.com/originals/litvl/

Robbie White

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February 14, 2006
RealityTVWebsite.com

TV Land=B4s Reality Series LIVING IN TV LAND To Premiere March 22 – TV Star=
s
Announced

Boldly going where no network has gone before, TV Land will begin airing ne=
w
installments of LIVING IN TV LAND on Wednesday, March 22 with LIVING IN TV
LAND: WILLIAM SHATNER IN CONCERT. This 60-minute sneak peek at the series
offers an intimate look at Emmy Award-winner and pop culture icon William
Shatner as he walks viewers through television=B4s first musical-reality
hybrid show combining musical performances with segments exploring the
reality of his every day life. TV Land will air an encore presentation of
this episode on Wednesday, March 29 in its regularly scheduled timeslot of
10 p.m. and the series will air as half-hour installments through May 3, 20=
06.

LIVING IN TV LAND began as a special in August 2004 with LIVING IN TV LAND:
DICK VAN PATTEN, a tongue-in-cheek look at a day in the life of the EIGHT I=
S
ENOUGH star. The series takes a look at the daily ins and outs of Barry
Williams (THE BRADY BUNCH); Fred Willard (FERNWOOD 2NITE, ANCHORMAN: THE
LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY) Sherman Hemsley (THE JEFFERSONS), Adam West (BATMAN=
)
and Davy Jones (THE MONKEES).

“We are thrilled to be able to bring our viewers this intimate look at
William Shatner, who has personified television heroes for the last forty
years,” states Sal Maniaci, Senior Vice President, Development and Original
Production, TV Land and Nick at Nite. “Living in TV Land provides a candidl=
y
honest look at these actors and icons that we never really get to see.”

Backed by rock & roll piano man Ben Folds, William Shatner takes the stage
in front of a live audience to perform biographical songs from his recent
album entitled HAS BEEN. The spoken-word songs provide musical bridges whic=
h
take viewers into the reality of his everyday life. Cameras follow Shatner
through his various life events including the Emmy Awards where he won for
best supporting actor, Las Vegas for a STAR TREK convention, the set of
BOSTON LEGAL, a Hollywood horse show for a riding competition and even to a
maternity ward where he becomes a grandfather. In addition to appearances b=
y
Candice Bergen, Leonard Nimoy, Patrick Stewart and Kate Mulgrew, LIVING IN
TV LAND: WILLIAM SHATNER in Concert boasts performances with rocker Joe
Jackson and country superstar Brad Paisley.

The series roll-out is as follows (all times on Wednesday=B4s at 10 p.m. ET=
/PT):

Wednesday, March 29
Encore presentation of LIVING IN TV LAND: WILLIAM SHATNER in Concert

Wednesday, April 5
LIVING IN TV LAND: BARRY WILLIAMS
In the 35 years since he played America=B4s favorite older brother, “Greg
Brady,” on THE BRADY BUNCH, Barry Williams has maintained a successful
career on Broadway, TV, film and radio, TV Land cameras capture Williams
when the devoted baseball fan is offered the opportunity to throw out the
ceremonial first pitch at Dodgers Stadium. As he pulls out his baseball mit=
t
and prepares for his moment of truth, his TV Land friends stop by to help
support him. Also appearing in this installment are: Brady castmates
Christopher Knight and Susan Olsen, Mackenzie Phillips (ONE DAY AT A TIME),
Jeff Conaway (TAXI) and Julie McCullough (GROWING PAINS).

Wednesday, April 12
LIVING IN TV LAND: ADAM WEST
In this episode of LIVING IN TV LAND, Adam West faces a nemesis he can=B4t
drop with a resounding POW! TV Land cameras follow his appearance on a top-
rated morning show, where he meets TV and radio personality Ralph Garman,
one of Adam=B4s biggest fans. When Ralph shows Adam his genuine Batman cowl=
,
Adam pegs it for a knock-off. Ralph is crushed – until Adam mentions he has
an authentic cowl at his home in Idaho. When Ralph asks Adam if he would tr=
y
on the real cowl and pose for a picture, Adam refuses. But superfan Ralph
knows that Adam West never turns down a challenge. So he throws down the
gauntlet, challenging Adam to any contest the Batman star chooses. Adam, an
expert angler, chooses a fly-fishing competition, and Ralph chooses the
location. From the moment the contest is set, Adam is obsessed, whether he=
=B4s
doing voice work for THE FAMILY GUY or visiting the Batmobile and his most
famous “Catwoman,” Julie Newmar. Even the tranquility of his home in Sun
Valley, Idaho is thrown off by a needling phone call from Ralph claiming
he=B4s found a fishing hole that=B4s sure to give him a “home field advanta=
ge.”

Wednesday, April 19
LIVING IN TV LAND: FRED WILLARD
Fred Willard (FERNWOOD 2NITE, BEST IN SHOW, ANCHORMAN) is honored with an
Emmy nomination for his role on the hit sitcom EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND. TV
Land cameras follow Fred=B4s every move through the frantic days leading up=
to
television=B4s biggest night to the red carpet to after The Emmys take plac=
e.
As his schedule gets busier in the days leading up to the Emmy Awards, the
pressure of the nomination starts to take its toll, but Fred=B4s friends an=
d
co-stars are there to offer him support. Ray Romano, Brad Garrett, Peter
Boyle (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND); Martin Mull (FERNWOOD 2NITE); John Goodman
(ROSEANNE); Joanne Worley (LAUGH IN) and George Wendt (CHEERS) all make
appearances in this installment.

Wednesday, April 26
LIVING IN TV LAND: SHERMAN HEMSLEY
Sitcom star Sherman Hemsley (THE JEFFERSONS, AMEN) puts together a band to
play some of his original music, makes an appearance at a Hollywood
collectors show and gets hoodwinked into cooking dinner for his former
castmates and friends by his JEFFERSONS co-star and close friend Marla Gibb=
s
in this episode of LIVING IN TV LAND. Appearing in this episode are also:
Sally Struthers (ALL IN THE FAMILY), Stanley Livingston (MY THREE SONS), Ja=
y
North (DENNIS THE MENACE), Cassandra Peterson (ELVIRA), Berlinda Tolbert
(THE JEFFERSONS) and AMEN=B4s Anna Maria Horsford, Clifton Davis and Roz Ry=
an.

Wednesday, May 3
LIVING IN TV LAND: DAVY JONES
Best known as an entertainer and pop idol, what most fans don=B4t know abou=
t
Davy Jones is that he has a passion for horses as the owner of an entire
stable of racing thoroughbreds. TV Land cameras follow Davy on his rural
Pennsylvania stable as he trains his favorite horse, T.E. Jones for the mos=
t
important race of his young career. Viewers also get a peek into Davy=B4s
everyday routine in Pennsylvania, watch as he sorts through photos and
memorabilia to go into the Davy Jones Museum and finally travel to Kentucky
with him for T.E. Jones=B4 big day.

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Happy Birthday Half of The Monkees!

April 3, 2011 by  
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The updated 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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December 30:

Today’s birthdays: Singer Mike Nesmith of The Monkees is 63. Singer Davy
Jones of the Monkees is 60.

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Click on the following link to listen to Holiday Greetings from Nez.

http://www.videoranch.com/html/nezholidaygreeting2005.html

Happy Holidays to you from all of us at Videoranch!

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From: The60sshop@aol.com

In our recently published online poll of our readers’ ALL-TIME TOP
20 PSYCHEDELIC SONGS, THE MONKEES were nominated FIVE times!!! Although
none of their tracks made the final countdown, votes were cast for ZILCH,
FOR PETE’S SAKE, WORDS, PLEASANT VALLEY SUNDAY and DAILY NIGHTLY. DAILY
NIGHTLY WAS featured as a bonus track during the month-long series. (I’m
sure you all recall the ultra-cool black and white MONKEES’ video for DAILY
NIGHTLY that ended a couple of episodes of the series … MICKY DOLENZ,
seated at one of the very first Moog Synthesizers ever made, looks at the
camera as the very last note resonates and says, “Psychedelic!”)

In related MONKEES news, FORGOTTEN HITS will be running an
exclusive interview with RON DANTE next month in which he discusses
auditioning for THE MONKEES and working with DON KIRSHNER on THE ARCHIES
project. Many of your readers contacted us a year ago when we ran our
lengthy TOMMY BOYCE AND BOBBY HART series … and have remained loyal
FORGOTTEN HITS readers. Here’s another chance for some of you faithful
’60’s music fans to see what we’re all about. If you’re interested in
receiving a copy of the RON DANTE series, please
contact: The60sShop@aol.com no later than January 23, 2006!!!

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From: Andrew Sandoval

The UK CD EP recently advertised as Micky Dolenz “Plastic Surgery” is in fact
called “Plastic Symphony” and features the four tracks issued by the
Challenge label in 1967. Of the four selections, the two non-Dolenz
instrumental
tracks sound like they are dubbed from discs, but “Huff Puff” and “Don’t Do
It”
appear in very good fidelity – this marks their first official appearance
on CD.
The liner notes are lame (come on, “Mickey,” if you can’t spell his name right
on his own CD…), but it’s cheaper than buying the Challenge originals on
vinyl.

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From: Melhi

I’m sad to report that world reknowned banjo player, Bobby Thompson, who is
best known by Monkees fans for his work on Nez’ infamous Monkees Nashville
Sessions, (and perhaps also for his later membership in the bands Area Code
615 and Barefoot Jerry,) passed away this last May.

You can find out more about Bobby’s incredible career on his website:
http://www.bobbythompsonbanjo.com/

Mel.

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From: Hooloovoo

This was a snipped in this morning’s Detroit News:

Expected:
A documentary focusing on the life and career of late singer-songwriter
Harry Nilsson sometime next year, Reuters reports. “Who is Harry Nilsson
(And Why is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?)” will include appearances by
Yoko Ono, Randy Newman, Micky Dolenz, Eric Idle, the Smothers Brothers,
Brian Wilson and Robin Williams. There also will be excerpts from
Nilsson’s recently discovered oral autobiography. Nilsson is probably
best-known for “Everybody’s Talkin’,” the song from “Midnight Cowboy.”

-Hoo
Hooloovoo — http://www.hooloovoo.com/
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Eagles may soar, but weasels aren’t sucked into jet engines.

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From: “bobirene13”

Taken from http://music.eastbayexpress.com/Issues/2005-12-21/music/music.html

The New Year will find (Andrew)Sandoval revisiting the Monkees
catalogue for a series of double-disc mono/stereo releases; he’ll also
helm a second seven-disc Everly Brothers box. Palao, meanwhile, is
currently digging through an archive of garage-rock recorded by Norman
Petty in the same Clovis, New Mexico, studio where Buddy Holly helped
invent rock ‘n’ roll. Now it’s time to help document and reinvent it.

Double disc sets! Let’s hope they cram a lot of stuff on both discs!

Bob T

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Monkees A&E Special Wednesday

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The biography of Michael Nesmith of The Monkees is now available, 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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From: Michele Moss

I just wanted to tell you and Randi that on Wednesday March 22, A&E is
going to show “Hey,Hey, We’re The Monkees.”

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From: Doris

The eBay commerical featuring “Daydream Believer” is available online at:
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Monkees VH1 Movie Friday

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The biography of Michael Nesmith of The Monkees is now available, with 75
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Daydream Believers: The Monkees Story will be shown on VH1 Friday
03/24/2006 11:00 AM PST

Check your local listings for times.

The earlier report on A&E turned out to be incorrect.

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From: Jennifer

According to the Saturday March 19th NY Daily News:

It turns out “Monk” is a Monkees fan. USA Network star Tony Shalhoub
was celebrating his birthday last week at the Palm West restaurant,
where by chance former Monkees band-member Micky Dolenz was also
dining. Dolenz – who just launched his own film company, Independent
Entertainment – accepted an invitation to appear on Shalhoub’s hit
show, about a detective with OCD. “Things like this always happen
here,” quipped major-domo Chris Gilman.

A small, recent photo of Micky appeared next to this writeup.

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Monkees Anniversary! New Nez Photos!

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of “The Monkees: Season Two” on DVD from our Amazon store. This set
includes the 33 1/3 special, commentary by all 4 Monkees, and other
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link:

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And you continue to earn Amazon.com store credit for everything you
buy!

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Happy anniversary to The Monkees! It was 38 year ago today,
September 12, that their TV show premiered on NBC and started a
national phenomenon!

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From: Anthony

–The Monkeesrule43 Online Mailing List=97

**Davy Date Moved**
This Davy Jones solo date has replaced the venue previously
scheduled for the same day in San Francisco, CA:
10/16/04 — Oakland, CA — Paramount Theatre

**On TV**
Micky Dolenz is interviewed on “More Than Music” which will be
airing on Bravo on September 18 & 19 at 6:30am EST. Peter Tork’s
guest role on “Boy Meets World” will be shown on September 17 on the
Disney Channel at 11:30pm EST. Click the “All Upcoming TV
Appearances” link on the news page to see all future Monkees TV
appearances.

For more of this section of the newsletter, visit Monkeesrule43
Online at http://www.monkeesrule43.com – An officially licensed
Monkees site that is your one stop on the web for Monkees news,
bios, history, rare MP3s & more!

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From: Brad

There are two BRAND NEW photos of Michael Nesmith (from last month)
on Videoranch.com now – in the About Nez/Photo Gallery section.

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From: James Lee Stanley

so kids,

i’ve been wracking my brain trying to come up with a way to enroll
and reward you all for helping me make the new all wood and stones
cd a world wide smash.

here’s what i’ve come up with so far:

a contest.

you get five of your friends to pick up the cd and to list your
email (so you get the credit) in the referred to column when they
buy it at the www.allwoodandstones.com site (which is up and running
in a teaser format for the new two weeks. you can actually hear one
minute samples of all the tunes in the mp3 format) .

five of your friends do it and your name goes into a hat. and
then, every time after that that one of your friends buys one, your
name is added again to the hat.
on december 15th i’ll do the drawing and give out the prizes. which
are:

1. a free house concert at your house for your friends (and there
will be no cover charge) by me. just invite your favorite people to
your home and i’ll come there and do a show for you all.

2. a cd signed by every single person who worked on it. and there
will be only one that has peter tork, timothy b schmit, laurence
juber, paul barrere, scott breadman, ken lyon, john batdorf, laura
hall, colin cameron, and me all signing it. one of a kind.

3. a song written by me about you (after you fill out my
questionaire, so i’ll know what i’m writing about) that i will
record in the studio and mix and master and send to you. it will
also be one of a kind.

4. the framed artwork from the cd. also one of a kind.

my friend derek, just ordered ten cd’s for himself, which put his
name in the hat six times. clever fellow.

the contest is open to everyone, not just us listers, but the only
way that folks will find out about it is from us listers. i’m not
taking out ads anywhere. just letting the discerning few know and
we will spread the word to our friends who in turn will spread the
word. with a plan like this i could, dare i say it? rule the
world.

i also invite you all to go to the chat rooms of the stones, the
beatles, the beachboys, cs&n, buffalo springfield, simon&garfunkel
and talk about this recording. invite strangers to view the
webpage and listen to the music. if they play the music, they will
come on board. i can’t wait for your reactions.

so go and check out www.allwoodandstones.com and hear what i’ve been
doing for the last six months. and please tell everyone you’ve
ever known. also you might put the site on your signature so that
every time you send an e mail, you are reminding folks of the cd.

here we go, i’m going to the top and i’m taking you all along.

james

Official Website: www.jamesleestanley.com
New Album Site: www.allwoodandstones.com
Merchandise: www.cafepress.com/beachwood –
http://www.jamesleestanley.com/paypal/paypalcode.htm

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From: Fred Velez

Hi,

With the upcoming, long-awaited release of Brian Wilson’s
lost ‘Smile’ album, I’d like to submit this article for the Group on
the Lost ‘Monkees Presents’ album. I hope you find it suitable for
inclusion.

The Lost ‘Monkees Presents’ Album
By Fred Velez

When you look at the history of classic rock albums released by
bands from the 1960’s, one sometimes ponders about the record
projects that never were. For
the Beach Boys, it’s the legendary ‘Smile’ album. For the Beatles,
it’s the original ‘warts and all” version of ‘Get Back’, the working
title for what was eventually released as the ‘Let It Be’ album.
When Rhino Handmade released the ‘Headquarters Sessions’, they gave
Monkees fans the unique experience of being
a fly on the wall during the making of this classic album. And, with
the Missing Links series and the bonus cuts on the reissued Monkees
albums on CD, we now have at our disposal the largest collection of
unreleased Monkees material so far issued. By pouring through all
these songs, fans can actually assemble a sort of alternate history
of what the Monkees albums would have been like if some of these
songs had been included. Taking all this into consideration, the
Rhino Handmade release of the ‘Headquarters Sessions’ bought to mind
a long-forgotten, unfinished Monkees project; the original version
of ‘The Monkees Presents’ album.

In one of the final issues of the Monkees Spectacular, Peter Tork
gave an interview in which he mentioned this project. The original
concept for the album was to be a double record set which would
showcase the individual talents of each member of the Monkees, with
one side devoted to each member of the group, reflecting that
Monkee’s musical style and influences. This would have been the
Monkees’ most ambitious album project since ‘Headquarters’.

If the Monkees hadn’t been busy with the final season of their TV
series, filming the movie ‘Head’, embarking on their 1968 Far East
Tour and taping the ’33 & 1/3′ special, they might have had the time
to finish the ‘Presents’ project as intended, and actually beat the
Beatles in releasing a double album late in the year, the latter
having issued the ‘White Album’ by the fall of ’68. Even after Peter
left the group, there was still talk of the remaining three
Monkees finishing the album project, with the fourth side being a
group effort. This version of the album was abandoned as well,
and ‘The Monkees Presents’ was
eventually released in late 1969 as the single record we’re all
familiar with today. (The multi-record concept itself, however, was
picked up by other groups; Peter, Paul & Mary simultaneously
released solo albums in 1970, as did KISS in the late 1970’s).

Some of the tracks that were intended for the original ‘Presents’
project ended up on ‘Head’, ‘Instant Replay’, the
released ‘Presents’, with other tracks, many of them Peter Tork
tunes, finally appearing decades later in the ‘Missing Links’ series
and as bonus cuts on the Rhino Monkees CDs. Some of the songs Mike
Nesmith recorded for the ‘Presents’ project were later rerecorded by
Nesmith and released on his solo albums.

If the original double record version of ‘The Monkees Presents’ had
been released as intended, one could only speculate on whether it
would have been a
commercial success for the group. When you consider that by 1968 the
Monkees’ popularity was beginning its’ downward spiral, unless the
album had been critically acclaimed, it might have been as big a
financial and artistic liability for the band as ‘Head’ was. Yet,
the songs that survive from the original ‘Presents’ project show
that the group was indeed maturing musically, exploring new
directions creatively and exhibiting an artistic growth that was
barely allowed to blossom during the group’s early success.
Nesmith’s songs in particular gave us a preview of what was to come.

While the original ‘Monkees Presents’ project never saw fruition,
with the release of the ‘Missing Links’ series and the Rhino CD
bonus cuts, one can put
together their own version of what this lost Monkees album might
have sounded like. Thanks to Rhino’s liner notes in the CD series,
the listener can track down which songs were recorded specifically
for ‘Presents’, or were close enough to the projects’ concept to
merit inclusion. Because there is a sparseness of Peter Tork tracks,
one could cheat a little by including ‘East Virginia’ and ‘2 Part
Invention’ from the ‘Headquarters Sessions’, and when you consider
Peter’s love for classical and folk music, they might have actually
been among his submissions to the project. Also, Micky’s ‘She’ll Be
There’ and the original, demo version of ‘Midnight Train’ could also
fit in quite nicely to the ‘Presents’ concept. Because there is, if
you’ll excuse the unintended pun, a vast ‘blessing’ of many Nesmith
tracks, some Nez songs may have to be excluded so that there is at
least a balance between Mike and the other Monkees. (Of course,
with todays CD technology, one can actually fit in more songs on a
single CD).

With this in mind, I’ve compiled a list of what tracks I think the
original ‘Monkees Presents’ album might have included. The criteria
I used for my list was choosing songs between late 1967 and
early ’69 recorded specifically for or which might have been
considered for the project and which fit in with the original
albums’ concept of being an individual showcase for each Monkee. (In
regards to the Nesmith cuts, with a few exceptions, I excluded songs
that he later rerecorded for his solo albums.)

This list in no way is meant to be considered a definitive version
of the album. This is just a speculative, fun exercise that fans may
want to try on their own since all of these tracks are currently
available. And perhaps, with some encouragement, Rhino and the
Monkees themselves may be prompted to come back to this abandoned
project and resume work on it, compiling a collection of these songs
on a single or double CD, including whatever tracks may still be in
the vaults, with extensive liner notes and surviving artwork that
was meant for the album, so that a special edition version of the
lost ‘Monkees Presents’ project may someday see the light of day for
original and future Monkee fans to enjoy.

Last year, Apple Records released ‘Let It Be: Naked’, the ‘Get Back’
album as close to how The Beatles originally intended it to be
heard. In late September of 2004, Brian Wilson will finally release
his version of the lost Beach Boys’ ‘Smile’ album. Hopefully,
someday the original version of ‘The Monkees Presents’ album will
also join their ranks. It’s a nice fantasy, but hey hey, I’m a
believer. How about you?

THE MONKEES PRESENTS-SPECIAL EDITION

Sources:

(ML1- Missing Links 1, ML2- Missing Links 2, ML3-Missing Links 3,
BBM-The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees, H-Head, IR- Instant Replay,
MP- The Monkees Presents, C- Changes, HS- Headquarters Sessions. b –
signify bonus cuts, alt. – signify alternate version)

Micky
1. Steam Engine (ML3)
2. Little Girl (MP)
3. Rosemarie (IR-b)
4. She’ll Be There (ML3, HS)
5. Bye Bye, Baby, Bye Bye (MP)
6.You’re So Good (ML3)
7. Midnight Train (ML3, HS – alt.)
8. Mommy & Daddy (MP-alt.)
9. Pillow Time (MP)

DAVY
1. Someday Man (IR-b)
2. Smile (IR-b)
3. If You Have the Time (ML1)
4. If I Knew (MP)
5. Look Down (ML3)
6. French Song (MP)
7. Storybook of You (ML1)
8. War Games (ML1)
9. Time & Time Again (ML1, C-b)

Mike
1. St. Matthew (ML2, IR-b)
2. If I Ever Get To Saginaw Again (ML2)
3. Good Clean Fun (MP)
4. Michigan Blackhawk (ML2)
5. Nine Times Blue (ML1)
6. Hollywood (ML3)
7. How Insensitive (ML3)
8. Angel Band (ML3)
9. Listen to the Band (MP)

Peter
1. Seeger’s Theme (ML2)
2. Come On In (ML2)
3. Tear the Top Off My Head (ML3)
4. I Was Born in East Virginia (HS)
5. Lady’s Baby (BBM-b)
6. Two Part Invention in F Major (HS)
7. Merry Go Round (ML3)
8. Can You Dig It? (H-alt.)
9. Alvin (BBM-b)

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Monkees on Cover of TV Guide Crosswords

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From: Brad

The Monkees are featured in a color photo on the cover of TV Guide
Crosswords in the current November Issue.

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From: Peggy and Jill

Hello Everyone:

Please note the update at our Monkees Haunting Halloween Weekend Concert
Series 2004

ATTENTION BEATLE FANS-NOW performing on Oct. 30th from 9:00 PM until
Midnight the Hottest, most CHARISMATIC Beatles tribute-HARD DAYS NIGHT!!!!

If you love the Beatles, and who doesn’t, you’ll want to be here for an
exciting and SPECTACULAR Beatles Tribute!

We NOW have included more current information regarding REFUNDS from the
Oct. 2nd scheduled event for those of you unable to attend the current
Monkees Haunting Halloween!

You won’t want to miss out on all the RARE AND VINTAGE Memorabilia ever made
available of Monkees Merchandise!!

The Monkees 38th Anniversary Finale Convention Weekend 2004
Organizers and Coordinators

Peggy and Jill
check out all the latest information:
http://monkeesconvention04.tripod.com

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From: Zulmira

The first “Monkees Day”, a beneficent party whose objective is paying
homage to The Monkees while helping people in need, was held in Sao
Paulo, Brazil, on September 11, 2004.

Money and packages of imperishable goods were collected and forwarded to
the “ABC Group”, a local beneficent institution that takes care of elderly
people, families and mothers-to-be lacking assistance.

We had a cheerful festival of monkee sounds and images,
including some rare and precious material.
Live music was provided by the first Monkees tribute band in Brazil: the
Vintage Monkees. People attending the event were able to take part in a
Talent Contest. There was also a distribution of gifts (beautiful
Monkees items) and some other surprises (like an enormous, delicious,
creamy chocolate cake).
A brief but sincere and respectful act in honor of the September 11 victims
was carried out.

We hope this idea will be embraced by other groups of Monkees fans, so that
the “Monkees Day” becomes an international annual event.
There is a great amount of benefit we can do in favor of the unprotected
while celebrating the joy of having the Monkee magic in our lives. Thank you!

Zulmira
International Association of The Monkees Fans
http://monkeesbrasil.net

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From: James Lee Stanley

www.allwoodandstones.com

Acoustic Guitars and Rolling Stones songs

All Wood and Stones, a vocal and acoustic guitar album like no other
— 11 Classic Rolling Stones songs sung and played by John Batdorf and
James Lee Stanley; with special guests Laurence Juber (Paul
McCartney&Wings), Paul Barrere (Little Feat), Timothy B Schmit
(Eagles), Ken Lyon (Lemonheads), Scott Breadman (Rippingtons, Lindsay
Buckingham) and Peter Tork (Monkees).
Fans of the Stones, Crosby Stills & Nash, Buffalo Springfield, Rubber
Soul, the Eagles, or classic Beachboys harmonies are in for a real
treat. Check it out…play clips from the cd at
http://www.allwoodandstones.com/.”>http://www.allwoodandstones.com/.

Can you imagine what the Rolling Stones songs would have sounded like
if Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were California boys with acoustic
guitars? Would Satisfaction, Ruby Tuesday, or Last Time been as
powerful if they had been played on acoustic guitars and filled with
vocal harmonies?

Curious?

So were James Lee Stanley and John Batdorf, purveyors of acoustic rock
music for decades.
They took 11 Rolling Stones classics and turned them into something
totally unheard of.
You don ‘t have to live in California or play acoustic guitar to be
enchanted by “All Wood and Stones” An amazing collection of Rolling
Stones tunes played on acoustic guitars and ladened with joyous vocal
harmonies.

All Wood and Stones – a unique sounding album of classic Rolling Stones songs.

You ‘ve probably heard all the Rolling Stones songs covered by
numerous bands both live and on CD. Perhaps you own Stone Country,
the compilation of country artists doing Rolling Stones covers
albums. Fun music to listen to, and great records,aren ‘t they?

But All Wood and Stones takes a closer look at all of these classic
Rolling Stones songs in a way that has never been done before. The
angle is so different that you ‘d better prepare yourself for a big
surprise, a positively shocking one.

All Wood and Stones takes you on a trip. It acts like a time
machine. In a single moment you
will find yourself hearing the Rolling Stones songs if they had come
from a different world. Familiar and completely brand new.

Painted Black / Ruby Tuesday / Satisfaction / Under My Thumb / Let’s
Spend the Night Together / Mother’s Little Helper / Backstreet Girl /
Last Time / Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby? / 19th Nervous Breakdown
/ As Tears Go By

http://www.allwoodandstones.com/ to hear clips of all of the songs”>http://www.allwoodandstones.com/ to hear clips of all of the songs

thanks for reading this far and i promise, you’re gonna love this one
james lee

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Nesmith on a Quiz Show?

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From: The Videoranch Ranch Hands

Nez on NPR Quiz Show:

Here’s some unusual news – Nez will be a guest on the NPR quiz show “Wait=

Wait-Don’t Tell Me!” on Saturday, November 20th. He rarely agrees to
participate in anything like this, but he’s a big supporter of the local=

Monterey Peninsula NPR station, KAZU, who is hosting this live recording of=

the show, so he’s agreed to do this for them. Click here to find your loc=
al
NPR station for air times.

The Best of Michael Nesmith Songbook:

We received an early shipment of The Best of Michael Nesmith songbook and
shipped them out to those of you who placed your pre-orders early. The rest=

of the books will arrive tomorrow and we’ll begin shipping them Friday. T=
he
book turned out beautifully and the additional CD of 20 songs makes this a=

very special collection. This is the first ever sheet music collection of
songs written by Nez. This is sure to be a big holiday gift for Nez fans =
=AD
even those who are not musicians themselves will love having the lyrics and=

melodies of some of Nez’ greatest songs.

Order your copies today!

Album Downloads:

Our music downloads have become very popular over the last year. You can
now download an entire album with one click for $9.99! This makes it easier=

than having to download each song separately, if you want to buy the entire=

album. So far we have And the Hits Just Keep on Comin’, From A Radio Engi=
ne
to the Photon Wing, Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma, Tropical Campfires,
and The Wichita Train Whistle Sings available. The rest of our albums will=

be downloadable as one file over the next couple of weeks. Visit the
Videoranch Products Page for a complete list of current downloads.

The Best of Michael Nesmith:

The Best of Michael Nesmith songbook has been flying off the shelf and
we’ve been getting lots of emails from happy customers who have received=

theirs already. This is the first ever sheet music collection of songs
written by Nez and was well worth the wait. It also contains a CD of the 20=

songs from the book, perfect for playing along or just listening to.

Nez on NPR Quiz Show:

Also, a reminder that Nez will be a guest the NPR quiz show “Wait
Wait-Don’t Tell Me!” on Saturday, November 20th. Check your local NPR
station for air times. Most NPR stations air the show at 11AM.

www.videoranch.com
vrforeman@videoranch.com
8 Harris Court, Suite C1
Monterey , CA 93940
Phone: 831-373-3100
Fax: 831-373-3103
Toll Free: 1-866-727-2639

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From: TONY TROMBO

Davy is going to diret a film called THE COWBOYZ! It’s a country band
version of the Monkees. Look for it Christmas in 2005!

www.TheCowboyz.com

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From: bluemasque

“What Were They Thinking?”, by David Hofstede, lists “…The 100
Dumbest Events in Television History…”, by the author’s opinion.
Chapter 58, “Hey, Hey, We’re Redundant”, features the creation &
failure of the New Monkees tv show in 1987, Bob Rafelson and Steve
Blauner’s involvement, and how the revival of the original series,
album re-releases, and reunion tours led the producers to gamble on
a new series.

Davy Jones is also mentioned in a different chapter, stating that
Dark Shadows’ star Jonathan Frid (who was 43 at the time), was now
sharing the cover of Tiger Beat with Jones and Bobby Sheman.

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Reviews
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From: “Jim”

Videoranch has recently offered for sale a songbook entitled “The
Best of Michael Nesmith”. My copy came in over the weekend, and here
is my review.

PREFACE

I have been writing to Videoranch for over two years requesting a
sheet music book of Nez songs. Last holiday season, they said that
the book would be ready for Xmas 2003 gift giving and Videoranch went
into negotiations with Hal Leonard, a major publisher of quality
sheet music and songbooks. The book was listed on the Hal Leonard
site for over 8 months as “Coming soon”. Well something must have
happened because the book is NOT a Hal Leonard book. It’s appears to
have been produced in house (see below).

THE GOOD

The song selection is excellent. In fact when I requested a songbook
from Videoranch, I mentioned three songs in specific and I am happy
to report that all three are in the book (Harmony Constant, The
Crippled Lion, and Juliana).

There is FINALLY a published piece of sheet music that has Mary,
Mary, written the way that Micky Dolenz actually sang it in 1966.
Most sheet music interpretations of the song (in the More of the
Monkees songbook, and subsequent greatest hits books) have had the
proper guitar chords, but have had a much different tune than the one
on MOTM.

With one exception mentioned below, it appears that the sheet music
is transposed directly from the original recordings. That is, the
songs are in the same key as sung by Nez, and most have the
introductions and instrumental bridges. Always a plus when you’re
playing from a piece of sheet music.

The songbook also contains a CD from Videoranch featuring every song
in the book. Now most of us hard-core fans already have these songs,
but it is nice to have a “one stop” CD that follows the book. Also
if you are considering this book for a gift, this is an extra special
treat in case the recipient is not well versed in Nez’s solo career.

THE BAD

Two VERY MAJOR bads. The first is that the music is in “Fake book”
form. That is, you have a one note treble line and the guitar
chords. This is very disappointing as I was expecting full sheet
music. I don’t think that Hal Leonard would have published the book
like this (might have been a point that led to the Leonard
cancellation).

The second is the quality of the printing. It looks like someone did
this book on their Xerox machine and attached a color cover. The
book is not square bound, the spine is held together with two
staples, and the paper quality is about average.

Other “bads” that are not as disappointing. First, there are only 20
songs in the book. With Nez’s extensive solo career, I would have
preferred a book like a “Michael Nesmith Anthology” or “Michael
Nesmith Complete”. Add this to the fact that two of the songs are
fairly easy to obtain in other current sources (Listen to the Band
and Different Drum) and the cost per song, especially for a fake book
song, is very high.

Speaking of Listen to the Band, this is the one song that does not
appear to be a record transcribe. Now I realize that Nez sang it
differently on Loose Salute, but the sheet music treble line is
different from that version and the Monkees’ version.

Half of the book is music, the other half is lyrics. This is a waste
of paper, as the lyrics are also printed on the sheet music pages.
This really shocked me. These pages could have been used for more
sheet music (the reason you buy a songbook in the first place).

THE WRAPUP

So there you are. For a hard-core Nez fan like myself, the goods and
the bads balance out. While disappointed, I am happy to have so many
good Nez songs to play on the piano.

Randall

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From: Howard Pattow

Daydream Believer Update for 11-6-04

We’d like to thank everyone who came to see us at the Monkees
Convention. We had a blast playing for you guys and we look forward
to seeing you all again soon. There are photos from Saturday night’s
show in the Gallery!

We’ve got lots of surprises in store, so keep checking back on the site!

www.DaydreamBeliever.net

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From: Katherine

Brad, the convention was okay. It wasn’t great, but it was still fun for
me. I wrote a review that is posted on my web page at
www.taralane.com/katherine. Feel free to cut and paste to the alert
Newsletter. I think that the convention was what people made of it. I
enjoyed myself because I had low expectations. There was a poor turnout
and I felt badly for the performers who did an excellent job!

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Micky in Star magazine – Boy Bands Special in UK Sunday

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From: DavidThuman

micky dolenz is in this weeks star magazine dated august 23. he is on
the last page on the hey remember me feature.

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Growing pains

David Stubbs
Saturday August 14, 2004
The Guardian

Going indie: New Kids On The Block crashed when they tried to assert their
independence

It’s different for girl bands. It doesn’t matter that your routines are
choreographed, that the music you’re singing/ miming to is emanating from
somewhere invisible up in the rafters, or that you’re a sex object. You can
still seem feisty, girl powerful, dangerous, in a hen-party way.

For boy bands, it does matter. How humiliating, grown men dancing in sync
on the end of someone else’s string, being ordered in and out of vans,
crooning deodorised drivel, wearing matching outfits, baring their chests
not just for the girls but, possibly, other grown men. Boys have different
self-expectations, of credibility, of self-assertion, which eventually tell.

Teenage Kicks: The Story Of The Boy Band (Sun, 10.15pm, BBC1) chronicles a
lineage from preconceived teenypoppers the Monkees to Busted. Repeatedly,
it’s these boys’ seething desire to be men, or at least lads, that’s their
undoing.

When the Monkees balked at being manufactured, they broke free and made
“electric country pop” in a suicidal stab at seriousness – their TV series
was cancelled.

Many ex-boy band members look sad and spat out – Mickey Dolenz looks
cadaverous,

Boy bands are transient but the hysteria remains constant. “It’s the
girls,” says Louis Walsh. Anyone who’s heard the squealing white noise at a
Smash Hits Awards gig, more fearsome than My Bloody Valentine, will know
what he means. The bands will keep coming. The boys haven’t a chance.

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Monkees Convention Venue and Date Change

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From: Peggy & Jill

Hello everyone,

The Silverton Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in a surprise move has notified
us that it has cancelled our reservation for a convention in their hotel,
even though we had signed contracts and verbal agreements, with no reason
given.

The convention will now be held in Woodland Hills, CA on Oct. 29, 30, and
31st. More venue details to follow here and on the conference web site:

http://monkeesconvention04.tripod.com/

Refunds will be made as soon as the Silverton returns the deposits they
were paid. For more specific details and refund requests, please e-mail:

monkeesconvention04@hotmail.com

Do not respond to this alert posting with convention questions please!

I also suggest that when you call the Silverton to cancel your hotel
reservation, you express your unhappiness with the way they handled this
convention and that you don’t plan to stay in their hotel again.

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Convention Weekend 2004

Organizers and Coordinators

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Two Man Band Dates!

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From: Brad

In the last alert I formed a message myself from details on the
change of venue for the Monkees Convention and threw in my own
opinions and used the names of the organizers. I apologize for this,
the message was from me and not them. They never suggested you
complain to Silverton. Sorry for the confusion!

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From: Anthony

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**Two Man Band Dates**
Peter Tork & James Lee Stanley have added 2 more dates to their
schedules as the Two Man Band:
9/19/04 — Cary, NC — Six String Cafe and Music Hall
9/21/04 — Vienna, VA — Jammin’ Java

**On TV**
On September 2, Micky Dolenz’s guest role on “Boy Meets World” will
air on the Disney Channel at 11:30pm EST. Davy’s solo appearance
on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” will air on TRIO on September 7 at
10am EST, while The Monkees’ 1969 appearance on the show will air on
September 22 at 10am EST. “Tribute: A Rockumentary,” which features
The Monkees has been scheduled to air on Showtime Next numerous
times during the month of September. Click the “All Upcoming TV
Appearances” link on the news page to see all future airings of the
special.

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From: Brad

A documentary which has just come out on DVD called “The Mayor of
Sunset Strip”, which is the story of Rodney Bingenheimer, Los
Angeles DJ and one time stand-in for Davy Jones on the Monkees TV
series, features an interview with Davy Jones, and an extra
backstage scene with Micky Davy and Peter recording bits backstage
in the 80’s for Rodney to play on the radio.

It can be purchased here – please support this newsletter – thanks!

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Mayor of the Sunset Strip

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From: Malcolm Chapman/Askill Publishing

I’m writing to let you know about a new book on songwriters that
will be of interest to the people who visit your Monkees website.
The book features a lengthy chapter on Bobby Hart, for which Bobby
was interviewed. Bobby, of course, co-wrote several of their most
famous songs.

The book is THE GUYS WHO WROTE ‘EM by Sean Egan, published by
Askill. (ISBN: 0-9545750-1-6). More information on it can be found
at:
http://theguyswhowroteem.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/

You can order it from Amazon USA:
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Or Amazon UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0954575016/themonkeeshomepa

(At the moment, Amazon UK has the more comprehensive descriptive
content on the book.)

Many thanks for your time.

Yours faithfully

Malcolm Chapman
Askill Publishing

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Convention Update! Micky Article!

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**New Shoe Suede Blues Date**
9/6/04 — Greenbelt, MD — Greenbelt Labor Day Festival

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From: “Monkees 2004 Convention Staff”

Hello Again,

It has come to our attention that many people have said, they are
interested in coming but they believe it’s to late to still find
great seats for the convention as we have sold 350 tickets of the
600 we had available.

While we HAVE sold a little over half our tickets. We would like
everyone to know there are still excellent seats left for this event
and still time to get your money to us before the rates for the
Monkees convention 2004 go up in cost to the at the door rate of $90
instead of the advance rate of $70.

Below we have listed some of the events we are planning for everyone.

If you’re interested in any of the contest events and especially the
Best Of The Best Talent Show.

Please let us know of your interest in participating as we’d like to
have a count of people wanting to perform. Also, we need advance
knowledge of your talent. You may notify us at our e-mail address.
monkeesconvention04@hotmail.com

Thanks for your interest and support of the Monkees and of this
Monkees Convention 2004. Put on for the fans and by the fans.

The Monkees Convention Staff 2004

SPECIAL EVENTS PLANNED FOR THE MONKEES 38TH ANNIVERSARY FINALE
WEEKEND CONVENTION 2004!

THE BEST OF THE BEST-TALENT SHOW…participants will be allowed only
2 mins. each to perform whatever talent they choose. This means it
can be anything from comedy, to music, and from drama, to spinning
plates (you must provide your own plates) The sky’s the
limit….however it must remain “G” rated as there may be a few
little ones running around with celebrity parents as guest speakers.

There will be 3 prizes awarded for this they are as follows: 3rd
place winner receives $50 in cash, 2nd place winner receives $100 in
cash, and 1st place winner receives $200 in cash. So start thinking
of a special talent you have….and work out your 2 min.
routine…you have plenty of time until Oct. 2nd. to come up with
your Special Something! In addition each place winner (1st, 2nd, and
3rd) will perform their Special Something on Oct. 3rd, as an opening
act to:

The Missing Links! Each place winner will have 15 mins. to perform
on Oct. 3rd! We’ll also be expecting our friends from Rhino Records
to help us with Raffle Tickets! We will have a Raffle throughout the
Weekend We’ll make announcements over the PA System at our choosing!

This will NOT be every hour on the hour or half hour. We will just
choose randomly and YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!!! The prizes for
these Raffles will be anything from a key chain to Rhinos MONKEES
DVD box set! So, you will not want to miss out on this!

We are expecting many CELEBRITY GUEST SPEAKERS AND PERFORMERS. Here
are a few we expect may attend as they become confirmed we will type
their name in all capital letters:Ruth Buzzi, HENRY DILTZ, GARY
STROBL, CHIP DOUGLAS, Julie Newmar, Monte Landis, Joanne Worley,
Sally Field, Larry Tucker, Paul Mazursky, Karen Valentine, Toni
Basil, Maureen McCormick, Mike Farrell, Michael London, James Lee
Stanley, Shoe Suede Blues Band, Andrew Sandoval, Bobby Hart, Keith
Allison, Jerry Summers, Rick Turney, Tommy Boyce’s niece Alana Kelly
Luff, Danny Solazzi (The Characters), and many many more…..

With support from ALL OF YOU LOYAL AND DEVOTED MONKEE FANS you’ll
make THIS convention the BEST of them all!!

In addition to: THE BEST OF THE BEST TALENT SHOW….We will be
having a MONKEES TRIVIA CONTEST! AND KARAOKE, perhaps with a live
band! Prizes will be awarded for each contest…the talent contest:
BEST OF THE BEST will allow each contestant a 2 min. time frame of
showing your best Special talent to the entire convention.

Staff members are not allowed to enter nor are they allowed to vote!
However, WE are allowed to watch! After each person has had their
chance to shine for everyone. We will allow YOU, the Audience to
vote for THE BEST OF THE BEST.

We will have 3 winners…1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place. Each of
the 3 winners will receive a cash prize and will be opening on Oct
3rd, Sunday Night for the Missing Links where they will then be
allowed 15 mins. each to perform their Special Talent for you once
again.

The Missing Links The Monkees Tribute
Will be performing a very SPECIAL CONCERT for all of our Friends
joining us for this exciting Monkees 38th Anniversary Weekend!!!!
This band is AWESOME! But you’ll discover that for yourself as this
concert IS INCLUDED in the price of the convention tickets.

Many Thanks For The Support You Have Shown Us While We Have Been
Planning The Entire 38TH Anniversary Finale Weekend Convention 2004!

Very Truly Yours, “Love Ya Forever” The Monkees Convention 2004
Staff!
http://monkeesconvention04.tripod.com

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From: “bluemasque”

Just purchased a dvd collection of “Batman” cartoons that aired on
Fox in the ’90s. This may be old news, but Micky Dolenz provided
the voice (or voices) of Min & Max, the twin henchmen of Batman
villain Two-Face.

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From: Brad Waddell

Micky Dolenz: Former Monkee Tackles Broadway

By Simi Horwitz
Photo By: Joan Marcus
“Hiring me to appear in ‘Aida’ was not simply a stunt!” So asserts
Micky Dolenz, former lead singer and drummer of the Monkees. (Talk
about mid-’60s TV and rock ‘n’ roll nostalgia!) “Of course the
producers hoped I would bring in more audiences, but I auditioned
for this role and then I had a callback before I got it.”

That’s quite an admission from a man pushing 60 who has auditioned
for virtually nothing in close to 40 years. Indeed, “Aida,” which
marks his Broadway debut, represents only the second Main Stem show
he has ever auditioned for.

Dolenz’s first auditioning experience was for “Mamma Mia!” “I knew I
was totally wrong for the part. I viewed the audition as a practice
run. Afterwards, my agent was called and told, ‘He was wonderful,’ “
says Dolenz, impersonating a refined, cautious voice. ” ‘But we have
never cast anyone in it, well, quite so ma-ture.’ ” Dolenz
laughs. “They thought I was too f — n’ old!”

Undoubtedly, Dolenz’s three-year Monkees stint (1966-1968) — two
years on theTV series and one year on the road — has cast a long
shadow, paving the way for a turn in the national touring company
of “Grease” and a six-month gig in a Canadian production of “A Funny
Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” (both without auditioning),
among other shows.

Indeed, the Los Angeles native, sporting a jaunty straw hat, is
greeted with enthusiastic shouts of “Micky! Micky!” from legions of
old Monkees fans as he and I stroll through a Midtown restaurant
near the Palace Theatre, where “Aida” is playing. At various points
throughout the interview, he is interrupted by requests for
autographs and picture-taking. Aging and not-so-aging groupies are
eager to pose alongside a Monkee. Dolenz accommodates graciously.

“Being a Monkee was wonderful, but there are problems when you want
to move on. Fame can become a train that eventually leaves the
station without you. I appreciate what the Monkees were, but I don’t
want to rest on my laurels. I want to be acknowledged as an ex-
Monkee.”

Dolenz has a goal: it’s to be taken seriously as a Broadway musical
actor. As an example, he points out how his interpretation of the
harsh Zoser in “Aida” is different from that of his predecessors.
Dolenz came on in January and will be performing through September.

“In the past, Zoser has been played as a debauched rock ‘n’ roller
who sees himself as a pal to his son. I see Zoser as a father who
treats his son like a little toy soldier whom he has groomed for the
throne. He is patronizing and condescending and absolutely convinced
that he is doing the right thing.”

Set in ancient Egypt, “Aida” recounts the doomed love story of a
young Egyptian (Zoser’s son) and a Nubian princess he has captured
in battle and enslaved. Zoser is determined to see his son marry an
Egyptian princess to whom he was promised at birth; he will go to
any lengths to make that happen.

Dolenz underscores that Zoser is a big departure for him as an
actor. “It’s a real dramatic role. The other parts I’ve played, like
Vinnie in ‘Grease,’ have been goofy. Still, the big challenge in
playing Zoser is fighting boredom. I have only two songs and four
scenes that are far apart. That means that I have to warm up twice.

“When I do my solo concerts, I’m used to being on the stage for two
hours solid, singing 16 songs. And when I did ‘Funny Thing,’ I was
on the stage the whole time. This is much more difficult. It’s the
difference between racing and sprinting. This is sprinting. And I
have to learn to pace myself.”

To Be an Actor

The son of performers, Dolenz was in showbiz from the outset. He
took his first screen test at the age of six and was a regular on
the children’s show “Circus Boy” when he was ten. But it was “The
Monkees” that put him on the map. In many ways, he likens the
experience to performing musical theatre on television, starting
with the casting process.

“This was not a talent contest,” he insists. “They were looking for
actors — real actors — who could play instruments. There was a lot
of improvisation and scene work involved in addition to the music.
The auditions went on for a long time.”

Dolenz suggests that the program was unprecedented on several
fronts. He cites John Lennon’s observation that the show was
inspired by the Marx Brothers. But more relevant, “it was a comic
story about a struggling band who wished they were the Beatles. And
then the band takes on a life of its own outside the sitcom. We were
a fictional band that became a real band. At one point Jimi Hendrix
was opening for us. We still have reunion concerts, and we’re all
playing our TV characters. I’m playing me, but it’s a cartoon
version of me.”

Dolenz suggests that it’s much harder to launch a career on TV today
than it was when he was starting out. “It’s true that there used to
be fewer channels, but there were also fewer actors out there. There
was a greater chance of getting noticed. Now, with 150 channels,
some going 24 hours a day, how do you have a hit? How do you break
out?

“It’s even worse for the music industry,” he continues. “Thanks to
the downloading of music from websites, producers are losing
millions of dollars and are hesitant to invest money in any new
band. As Ringo has said, ‘Years ago, all you had to do was show up
with your drums.’ That’s no longer the case.”

Dolenz maintains that he was fortunate to be able to pursue work
behind the scenes. In the early ’70s, he went to London to appear in
a play. Fifteen years later, he was still in London, having spent
most of that time producing and directing (in theatre and on
television), in addition to scripting and staging the musical “Bugsy
Malone.” He believes he had opportunities there that would not have
been forthcoming in the States, where it was almost impossible to
break away from his Monkee persona.

“Of course, my being a Monkee was an entr=E9e in London, too, but I
don’t think they’re as fascinated with celebrity as we are here.
They were more willing to take a chance on my doing something
besides a Monkee stint, although I had to prove myself. The
experience in London opened some doors in the States as well. When I
got back to Los Angeles, people in the business were taking meetings
with me. But mostly, I suspect, they wanted to see if I were still
alive.”

Dolenz is very much alive and contends he has just scratched the
surface of his new career; he is looking forward to appearing in
many more Broadway musicals and even some straight plays. He talks
about his artistic influences — Danny Kaye, Jerry Lewis, and Red
Skelton — who combine “comedy with pathos,” and he has relocated to
New York City, where he is taking acting lessons for the first time.

“I’ve been acting my whole life,” he quips. “I’m now learning how to
distinguish when I’m acting and when I’m not acting — offstage as
well as onstage.”

http://www.backstage.com/backstage/features/article_display.jsp?
vnu_content_id=3D1000580599

(ed: link contains a great photo of Micky in character for “Aida”)

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Reminder – Party tonight for San Diego and LA fans with Monkees tribute show:

From: The Monkees Convention Staff 2004 and The Missing Links Staff

Hello everyone:

The Missing Links are having a Huge Party actually a Pre-Convention
Party giving away items from Rhino Records….When and Where is this
Party going to be:

On July 24th-Saturday-Pala Casino-11154 Hwy. 76, Pala CA 92059 Phone:
(877) 946-7252 for showtimes and you can visit their website
www.palacasino.com

We hope to see you all there! It’s not mandatory however, you’ll be
sorry you missed it, if you don’t stop by. Tell your Friends and other
Monkee fans….HERE YE, HERE YE, HERE YE is where you outta be……

Thanks,

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Aretha, Monkees Sent Into Orbit Via XM Satellite
Fri Jul 23, 2004 06:31 PM ET
By Brian Garrity

NEW YORK (Billboard) – Rhino Records, the label famed for its exhaustive
reissues and boxed sets, and XM Satellite Radio are teaming to produce a
wide range of exclusive music and pop-culture specials based on the Rhino
catalog.

The two companies are developing in-depth programs about Ray Charles, the
Monkees, the Grateful Dead, Elvis Costello, Aretha Franklin, Chicago and
Dwight Yoakam, among others.

“This is a way to bring attention to the Rhino catalog,” says David Dorn,
senior VP of new-media strategy for Rhino.

The programs — which will vary in length from 90 minutes to a few hours —
will be heard exclusively on various channels across XM. The specials will
feature extensive between-song programing including interviews and
historical press-kit materials.

Lee Abrams, chief programing officer for XM, says that almost all of its
music stations that are not focused on current catalog will air Rhino
specials.

XM is expected to air about 50 Rhino specials between now and year’s end.

Dorn says that roughly half of the specials produced for XM will be tied to
Rhino’s release schedule. However, he says that Rhino and XM will also be
looking to give new life to older boxed sets and collections that never got
exposure through terrestrial radio.

“Music discovery is music you haven’t heard before,” Dorn says, pointing
out that music does not have to be newly released to seem fresh to consumers.

Abrams agrees. He says that XM and Rhino have similar philosophies. “One of
our slogans internally is: We believe in careers, not just hits. This
allows us to open up artists’ catalogs.”

XM is looking to programing features like the Rhino specials as a selling
point for its service against terrestrial radio and rival satcaster Sirius.

The company, which offers 68 channels of commercial-free music, currently
claims a subscriber base of 2.1 million.

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