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Monkees Live Walworth Fair 7th September 1989

August 17, 2012 by  
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Wonderful acoustic section from this gig in 1989. The guys are on really playful form and sound wonderful. They sing When Love Comes Knockin’, Sometime In The Morning, What Am I Doing Hangin’ Round and She.

CNN Justus Billboard Concert Coverage

August 13, 2012 by  
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CNN report on the 4 guys playing at the Billboard club to promote Justus

Michael Nesmith – The World Is Golden Too (1975)

June 29, 2012 by  
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Nesmith provided vocals for this song that appeared on the soundtrack of the Japanese film The Blue Angels. Please visit my website at www.monkeesconcerts.com.

Michael Nesmith – Sleep My Child (early 1960s demo)

June 29, 2012 by  
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This is a demo that Michael Nesmith recorded sometime between 1963 and 1965 before The Monkees. Please visit my website at www.monkeesconcerts.com.

Monkees – Good Clean Fun – Live 1987

May 28, 2012 by  
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The Monkees perform “Good Clean Fun,” a single taken from their eighth album, The Monkees Present. Peter Tork (who had already departed the band when this track was released in 1969) takes lead vocals and plays banjo on this song written and originally sung by Michael Nesmith. Filmed at the Sandstone Amphitheatre in Kansas City, Missouri on July 14, 1987. Please visit my website at www.monkeesconcerts.com.

Monkees live 1969 bootleg – Pleasant Valley Sunday

May 28, 2012 by  
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After the departure of Peter Tork, The Monkees conducted a tour across North America throughout 1969. They were backed by the seven-piece R & B band Sam & The Goodtimers. One concert from this tour (thought to be the May 10, 1969 performance in Wichita, Kansas at the Century II Convention Center) exists as bootleg, and “Pleasant Valley Sunday” can be heard here. It’s an absolutely horrible recording that I’m only posting for the historical curiosity of it. For years there have been rumors that the band recorded a show on this tour, but no tapes have ever turned up. Please visit my website at www.monkeesconcerts.com.

Monkees live 1969 bootleg – Tapioca Tundra

May 28, 2012 by  
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After the departure of Peter Tork, The Monkees conducted a tour across North America throughout 1969. They were backed by the seven-piece R & B band Sam & The Goodtimers. One concert from this tour (thought to be the May 10, 1969 performance in Wichita, Kansas at the Century II Convention Center) exists as bootleg, and “Tapioca Tundra” can be heard here. It’s an absolutely horrible recording that I’m only posting for the historical curiosity of it. For years there have been rumors that the band recorded a show on this tour, but no tapes have ever turned up. Please visit my website at www.monkeesconcerts.com.

Monkees reunion on CNN Showbiz Today (1989)

January 23, 2012 by  
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Coverage of the 1989 Monkees reunion at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California (July 9, 1989). Please visit my Read more

Monkees on PM Magazine (1987)

January 23, 2012 by  
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Performance footage from The Monkees’ 1987 tour is included in this documentary piece. Please visit my website at www.monkeesconcerts.com.

Rare early Monkees footage VERSION 1 (plus 1966, 1967 and 1970 TV Promos)

January 23, 2012 by  
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This rare silent 8mm footage was filmed in Del Mar, California on September 11, 1966 (one day before “The Monkees” Read more

Rare early Monkees footage (VERSION 2 with Nesmith audio)

January 23, 2012 by  
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This rare silent 8mm footage was filmed in Del Mar, California on September 11, 1966 (one day before “The Monkees” Read more

Michael Nesmith- Born To Love You

April 2, 2011 by  
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This is my first attempt at using my Windows Movie Maker. Its my favorite song by Michael Nesmith. If you cant tell, I’m sort of in love with Nez. =] Hope y’all enjoy!

Monkees Cover “What Am I Doing Hangin’ Round” Michael Nesmith Michael Martin Murphey

April 2, 2011 by  
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Here’s a version of “Hangin’ Round” that we did a month ago or so. I’m not much for playing this song, but Joe loves it so I suffered through it. Personnel: Geoff Lucas: guitar, reluctant vocals Joe Alterio: enthusiastic pedal steel

Michael Nesmith “Tantamount To Treason” Medley Monkees

April 2, 2011 by  
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Here’s a medley we did of the songs from Michael Nesmith’s classic album “Tantamount To Treason Vol 1”. As you can see, we know some of the songs here better than others. We only recorded one take. Personnel: Geoff Lucas – guitar/vocals Joe Alterio – guitar/backing vocals

Joanne- Michael Nesmith Live at the Roundhouse 1974

April 2, 2011 by  
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I’m going to try to put the entire Roundhouse concert up for you guys. Joanne is the first song he performs.

Monkees Cover The Crippled Lion Michael Nesmith

April 2, 2011 by  
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Here we are again with our first “full band” performance on Youtube. We hastily threw this together (as always) so it’s far from perfect. Just wanted to do a little experiement. BTW, I can’t find our original video of “The Crippled Lion” that some of you have re-requested. So we made this one. Personnel: Geoff Lucas – acoustic guitar, drums, vocals. Joe Alterio – bass, pedal steel guitar.

Monkees “Tapioca Tundra” Cover Song Mike Nesmith

April 2, 2011 by  
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Here’s a version of Tapioca Tundra that we did. It’s a little on the slow side and we screwed up the middle part, but who’s keeping track? :) Personnel: Geoff Lucas – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals Joe Alterio – Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals

Grand Ennui- Michael Nesmith Live at the Roundhouse 1974

April 2, 2011 by  
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Mike explains the origin of “Grand Ennui” and then performs the song. He is so funny XD “Its hard when you’re drunk, isnt it?”

Monkees Cover “Naked Persimmon” Mike Nesmith

April 2, 2011 by  
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Here we are again, this time recreating that great scene from 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee, with the dual action Nesmiths. Personnel: Geoff Lucas – electric guitar, vocals Joe Alterio – electric guitar, vocals

Good Clean Fun – Michael Nesmith Monkees Tribute

April 2, 2011 by  
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Another Audacity experiment in Mono. It’s a Michael Nesmith track from one of the later Monkees albums.

MIchael Nesmith Cover “Different Drum” The Monkees Linda Ronstadt Stone Ponys

April 2, 2011 by  
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Yep, we’re finally back again. Here’s an unrehearsed version of “Different Drum” that we threw together. We’ve had several requests for this one. Personnel: Geoff Lucas – guitar, vocals Joe Alterio – pedal steel guitar

Name That Drug – Michael Nesmith’s “Elephant Parts”

April 2, 2011 by  
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Comedy Short “Name That Drug” Fake TV Game Show – This is From Michael Nesmith (one of the Monkees ) did not return to the then and now tour he was working on this award winning “Elephant Parts” … Nesmith Monkees …- this one of about 20 shorts on the one hour LaserDisk if you like i will put more up you can’t buy or find this anywhere:) please give feed back : thanks jgold1959

Monkees “Sunny Girlfriend” Cover Mike Nesmith

April 2, 2011 by  
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Here’s us trying our hand at the Nesmith Classic “Sunny Girlfriend”. Personnel: Geoff Lucas – 12 String Guitar, Vocals Joe Alterio – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals

Monkees “Auntie’s Municipal Court” Cover Mike Nesmith

April 2, 2011 by  
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Here’s our take on “Auntie’s Municipal Court”, warts and all. It’s hard to pull off all those great guitar parts with only two people, but we tried to add bits of as many of them as we could. Personnel: Geoff Lucas – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals Joe Alterio – Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals

Mike Nesmith – Rio (1977) HQ

April 2, 2011 by  
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Ex-Monkee Michael Nesmith enjoyed three solo hits in Australia during the 70s. Rio reached No.1 in Australia during 1977 (it didn’t chart at all in the US) & was his last hit in Oz. He wrote this song & his earlier hits. He became involved in the use of video as a promotional tool & had set up his own production company. This is the original promo video for this song which got played on Australian TV particularly Countdown & so this became a huge hit here. This was four years before MTV in the US … it might have been successful in the US if the video had been shown like in Oz.

Monkees “Magnolia Simms” Cover Mike Nesmith

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Okay, things got a bit outta hand and this happened. An off the cuff cover of one of the strangest, most obscure Monkees/Nesmith tunes. What can I say? We were bored! Personnel: Geoff Lucas – Guitar, Vocals Joe Alterio – Pedal Steel Guitar

Michael Nesmith “Rainmaker” Cover Nilsson Monkees

April 2, 2011 by  
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Here’s another Nez cover from the “Nevada Fighter” album that we recorded off the cuff. It’s actually a bit of a hybrid of Nesmith and Nilsson’s versions of the song. It was past 2am when we recorded this, but I think it turned out okay. Personnel: Geoff Lucas – guitar/vocals Joe Alterio – guitar

Michael Nesmith Cover “Joanne” Monkees

April 2, 2011 by  
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Well, we’re back again. This time, it’s Nez’s most famous solo recording, “Joanne”. We botched up the first few attempts, but I thought it was kind of amusing, so I left that part in. A special dedication to Eric Lefcowitz, the author of the book “The Monkees Tale” is also included. Personnel: Geoff Lucas – vocals, acoustic guitar Joe Alterio – pedal steel guitar

Monkees Cover ‘Propinquity” Michael Nesmith

April 2, 2011 by  
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We’re back!

The Monkees Where Are They Now 1982

April 2, 2011 by  
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Dick Van Patten hosts this rare clip about the Monkees and what they were up to circa 1982. I don’t recognize the non-concert footage of Peter. Nice haircut Davy! Sorry about the quality.

The Monkees on the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (part 1)

April 2, 2011 by  
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This clip is of the Monkees performing the “Touch Tone Symphony” on the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. 2/5/69

The Monkees on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In

April 2, 2011 by  
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The Art Of Salesmanship. Clips from the October 6, 1969 episode of Laugh-In, featuring The Monkees: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz & Michael Nesmith.

The Monkees – “Different Drum” from “Too Many Girls”

April 2, 2011 by  
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Michael Nesmith gets his song “Different Drum” on the Monkees! To keep Davy and new stars in his eyes girl Fern from winning the contest and helping Fern’s manipulating mother, Micky, Peter and Mike enter the contest to give each other time to sabotage Fern and Davy’s act. Michael Nesmith gives another hilarious performance. The Monkees belong to Raybert Productions and Columbia Records.

The Monkees on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In

April 2, 2011 by  
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We don’t want no Chicken Weenie noooow! From the October 6, 1969 episode of Laugh-In with Special Guests The Monkees: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, & Michael Nesmith.

The Monkees-Greatest Movie Ever-Head-1968

April 2, 2011 by  
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First Ten Minutes Of My All-Tim Favorite Movie-The Monkees-Head.Just Awesome.This Movie Is As Meaningless As Life,It Makes It’s Philosophical Point.Just Brilliant.

Michael Nesmith “While I Cry” Monkees Cover

April 2, 2011 by  
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Here’s another Nesmith cover that my friend Joe and I did. It breaks down in the middle, but I thought it was kinda funny, so I decided to post it anyway. Check out our page at www.myspace.com Geoff Lucas – acoustic guitar, vocals Joe Alterio – electric guitar, backing vocals.

The Monkees Letter Campaign

April 2, 2011 by  
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Please print out, sign and send the following letter. Pass this around to other people while you’re at it. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation 1290 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10104 To Whom It May Concern, I am contacting you on the grave matter of the Monkees’ induction into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, or rather, the lack thereof. It has always been of my understanding that an artist can be inducted into the Hall of Fame twenty-five years after the release of a debut album, and for outstanding contributions to the musical genre rock n’ roll. My question is, then; where are the Monkees? Many artists, too many to name here, have been inducted having fewer accolades than the Monkees. How many outsold Elvis and the Beatles in their debut year? How many had simultaneous number one chart-toppers in the US and the UK? Only five others have ever achieved the task….and all the ones who have had albums out for twenty-five years are inductees into the Hall of Fame. They were one of the first groups to use a Moog Synthesizer on an album, achieving the task a full two years before the Beatles did it on Abbey Road and a few months before The Notorious Byrd Brothers album by the Byrds. They had the top grossing tour of 1986 for their twenty year reunion tour. Their album More of The Monkees is the twelfth biggest selling album of all time, and they released four number one albums in a one year span. To use a New York Post article from 2007 which quoted Peter Tork, some

The Monkees – Riu Chiu.wmv

April 2, 2011 by  
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The Monkees sing in Spanish, a-cappella, a beautiful version of an Old Spanish Christmas Carol, “Ríu, Chíu.” From their TV Christmas special in 1967; arranged and adapted by: H. Diltz, C. Douglas, C. Faryar, J. Yester.

The Monkees “Too Many Girls” UNCENSORED!!!

April 2, 2011 by  
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Here it is again, this time, it incredible quality! No blurriness on Fern as well as some additional shots not found on the released version.

The Monkees : The World’s First Throw Up Band

April 2, 2011 by  
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The first scene from The Monkees’ 1997 ABC TV special “Hey, Hey, We’re The Monkees.” Micky has a great idea, Davy’s not having it, and Mike does tazmanian kabuki. Written and directed by Michael Nesmith.

Daydream Believer: Literal Video Version

April 2, 2011 by  
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Ever wish songs just sang what was happening in the music video? Well now they do, in my first-ever continuation of Dusto McNeato’s “literal video” concept! Lyrics/singing: DASjr 2/28/09 Featured on POPTUB 3/27/09: www.youtube.com Aired on ABC’s “Nightline”!!! 08/18/09: abcnews.go.com

The Monkees Go Christmas Tree Shopping

April 2, 2011 by  
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A funny Clip from The Monkees 1967 Christmas show.

The Monkees on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In

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The Joke Wall- October 6, 1969 episode of Laugh-In, featuring The Monkees: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz & Michael Nesmith