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Monkees Good Times On Billboard!

June 11, 2016 by  
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From Steve Marinucci Monkees Examiner Blog.

The June 18th issue of Billboard magazine, which was released June 10, is proof positive that the Monkees have a solid success with the “Good Times!” album. It placed No. 6 on the week’s Billboard Album Sales chart, which put them in the company of such contemporary names as Dierks Bentley, Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, Fifth Harmony and Drake who were just in front of them.

As announced earlier in the week, “Good Times!” debuted on the Billboard 200 album chart at #14. That was a better showing this week than Thrice (“To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere”) at No. 15, Prince (“The Very Best of Prince”) at No. 16, G-Eazy (“When It’s Dark Outside”) at No. 17 and the soundtrack for the musical “Hamilton” at No. 18. And languishing a short distance underneath those were Justin Bieber at No. 20, and Kanye West at No. 21. Billboard reported “Good Times!” sold 23,000 album units in the week ending June 2 with 22,000 in what the magazine called “pure album sales.” It said was the group’s best showing by Nielsen Music since it began tracking data in 1991.

“I’d be happy if we just had made the Top 40,” Micky Dolenz said in an earlier statement to Monkees Examiner. “The reception is unexpected and exciting. I knew the album was good and the reaction makes it even more rewarding.” Another sign of respect being shown to the group is that the Monkees also placed at No. 44 on this week’s Billboard Artist 100.

http://www.examiner.com/article/more-good-times-monkees-score-on-three-charts-latest-issue-of-billboard

Extra! Nez & Micky Skype Monkee Jam!

Reported by Fred Velez

The Monkee Jam fan convention at the Clarion Empire Hotel in Seacaucus, NJ received a special surprise when Micky Dolenz did a pre-recorded Skype introduction for Romeo Delight, the Van Halen tribute band led by his brother-in-law Buddy Blanch.

Later in the evening before Circe Link and Christian Nesmith started their set, Christian did a Skype call to his father Michael Nesmith who said hello to the delighted fans and introduced Christian and Circe’s set. Christian also coax the fans to let Nez know what they thought of the success of the Monkees Good Times album to which they responded with rousing cheers and applause which Nesmith humbly appreciated. Kudos to convention organizer Jodi Ritzen for setting up this delightful surprise.

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Fred Velez, 2016

Daydream Believers : Monkee Auditionee Documentary Channel 4 UK TV

September 8, 2012 by  
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A documentary following 4 people who auditioned for but did not get, parts on The Monkees. One auditionee of not is Bryan Maclean who went on to have success with Love and wrote Alone Again Or, which was covered by The Damned

Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart on Dinah 1976

September 8, 2012 by  
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Rare 1976 appearance for the the guys that sang em and the guys that wrote em! They play some Monkees tunes and they sound GREAT on an acoustic guitar with their excellent harmonies. And who would have thought we’d ever see Micky and Davy take part in a spelling bee?2

Micky Discusses Sam & The Goodtimers – outtake from Disney Documentary 1997

September 8, 2012 by  
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A rare outtake from the excellent 1997 Disney Documentary about The Monkees. Here, Micky discusses the Sam & The Goodtimers tour.

Davy Jones Sings Rainy Jane on The Roger Whittaker Show

August 24, 2012 by  
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Rare footage of Davy Jones on UKTV recorded on the 22nd of June 1971

Micky Dolenz in Linda Lovelace For President (adult images NSFW)

August 24, 2012 by  
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Clip features female nudity – not for children – see below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Micky makes a few small appearances in this mid 70’s (very) soft porn flick. He plays a short sighted bus driver.

Davy Jones In Puzzle Trail BBC TV 1984

August 24, 2012 by  
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Some clips of Davy Jones in the UK kids series Puzzle Trail from 1984. This was a must see show which ran every weeknight for a fortnight. Davy gave clues and you had to find the treasure. Genius. Co-host was Eileen Fletcher

Monkees Live Atlantic City 1986

August 17, 2012 by  
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Great video of one of the early Monkees reunion concerts. Everyone is having a great time and Micky is working those electronic drums

Peter And Davy in Australia (87?)

August 17, 2012 by  
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An interview with Peter and Davy talking about their upcoming shows in Oz and a showbiz report on the tour. I think this is from 1987.

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.

Lynne Randell and Glenn A Baker Talk about The Monkees

August 13, 2012 by  
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Pop historian and author of Monkeemania Glenn A Baker appears on an Australian chat show with singer Lynne Randell, who opened for The Monkees on their 1968 tour. They present a ‘where are they now’ section. I would guess this is from ’85.

Davy Jones on This Is Your Life with Harry Secombe 1990

August 13, 2012 by  
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Davy pops up as a surprise guest on the popular TV show This Is Your Life, to celebrate the life of Harry Secombe. Lovely clip.

Monkees Live Dutch TV 1989

August 13, 2012 by  
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Great film of the guys live in the Netherlands for Dutch TV 1989. Recorded on the 21st April broadcast on the 26th April. Thanks to Sjaniek Schaap for the dates.

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

Monkees 1989 Reunion – Steppin’ Stone and Daydream Believer (Live)

July 13, 2012 by  
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This concert in Los Angeles on July 9, 1989 found the original quartet playing an extended set together for the first time since late 1968. Mike Nesmith had joined the reunited trio once before since the Monkees revival had begun in 1986, but only for the two song encore performance at the Greek Theatre in 1986. In this audience recording clip from the show, the band performs “Steppin’ Stone” and “Daydream Believer.” (Photo by Michael G. Bush) Please visit my website at www.monkeesconcerts.com.

Monkees 1989 Reunion – Last Train to Clarksville and No Time (Live)

July 13, 2012 by  
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This concert in Los Angeles on July 9, 1989 found the original quartet playing an extended set together for the first time since late 1968. Mike Nesmith had joined the reunited trio once before since the Monkees revival had begun in 1986, but only for the two song encore performance at the Greek Theatre in 1986. In this audience recording clip from the show, the band performs “Last Train to Clarksville” and “No Time.” (Photo by Michael G. Bush) Please visit my website at www.monkeesconcerts.com.

Davy Jones Hosts The Don Kirshner Rock Awards 1990

July 13, 2012 by  
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This is an informercial for a collection of music Don Kirshner was selling. It is presented as an awards ceremony, but it’s all scripted. Recorded on May 22nd 1990

Davy Jones on Bluegrass Special

July 13, 2012 by  
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Davy Jones plays a mean jockey in this TV movie from 1977.

Where are they now? Monkees (81 or 82)

July 13, 2012 by  
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Features some great footage of Micky directing in the UK and both Peter and Davy playing Japan on separate occasions.

Davy on Music Scene

July 13, 2012 by  
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Fill clip of Davy Jones on Music scene. He sings the Harry Nilsson song Together before being interviewed.

Davy Sings Oliver Medley on Pebble Mill

July 6, 2012 by  
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Davy appears on a UK daytime TV show and sings an Oliver medley. This is from ’83 or ’84

Davy Jones on Saturday Superstore

July 6, 2012 by  
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Davy appears on the UK TV kids show Saturday Superstore. – he reads out the full addresses of children who have entered a competition whilst wearing a wet suit – he sings Cuddly Toy – he takes phone calls This is from the early 1980’s

Micky Dolenz (Monkees) directs Bugsy Malone

July 6, 2012 by  
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Short clip of Micky Dolenz directing Bugsy Malone

Davy Jones (Monkees) Live At The Belgrave Hotel Torquay, UK, October 14th 1993.m4v

July 6, 2012 by  
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A great video of Davy doing a rare performance in the UK in 1993 in front of 100 fans. this is a great quality video and shows just what a superb entertainer Davy was. This concert was arranged by the UK fan club organiser Kirk White.

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.

Davy Jones of The Monkees on The Little & Large Show

June 29, 2012 by  
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Davy pops up and sings Daydream Believer on UK TV January 14th 1984

Davy Jones – How Do You Know (1981)

June 29, 2012 by  
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This is the b-side to the “It’s Now” single released in Japan in May 1981. Please visit my website at www.monkeesconcerts.com.

Micky Dolenz of The Monkees Live at Hastings in 1991

June 22, 2012 by  
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Micky plays 5 songs at a fair in Hastings in 1991. This also features some of the soundcheck. Songs are – – Last Train To Clarksville – Steppin’ Stone – Goin’ Down – Pleasant Valley Sunday – I’m a Believer

Davy Jones Discusses Vietnam With Noel Edmonds

June 22, 2012 by  
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Davy appears on a UK TV show hosted by Noel Edmonds. He discusses how he avoided being called up for Vietnam then sings A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You in a draft office. I would guess around ’82 or ’83 but if anyone can shed anymore light on this, please do.

The Monkees in Australia

June 18, 2012 by  
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Davy, Micky and Peter in Oz in I think ’87 Fantastic concert footage. Last Train To Clarksville, Little Bit Me and Pleasant Valley Sunday

Davy Jones Hippy Hippy Shake

June 18, 2012 by  
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From the Australian TV show Young Talent Time

Monkees in Oz

June 18, 2012 by  
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More of the Monkees in Oz from ’86 – just Davy and Peter

Monkees in Oz 86 pt1

June 18, 2012 by  
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News footage from the ’86 Australian tour which featured just Davy and Peter. This was before Monkeemania took off again big time in the states, Interesting tour and interesting hair.

Monkees convention

June 18, 2012 by  
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Davy and Peter appear after Micky has been hosting a Q and A at a Monkees convention. Anyone know the location and year?

Monkees Live 1986

June 18, 2012 by  
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This is some rare concert footage from quite early on during the Monkees reunion tour 1986. It is also cut with some interviews with the guys. The quality isn’t great but I think it’s worth sitting through. There are better versions of SOME of this footage online but I haven’t come across all of it yet.

Davy Jones Interview Night Network UK TV (Monkees)

June 18, 2012 by  
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Davy Jones is interviewed by Simon O’Brien on UK TV in 1989?

Monkees – Pleasant Valley Sunday – Live in Japan 1989

May 28, 2012 by  
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The Monkees perform at Kosei Nenkin Hall in Tokyo on July 22, 1989. Please visit my website at www.monkeesconcerts.com.

Monkees – As We Go Along – Live in Japan 1989

May 28, 2012 by  
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Micky Dolenz performs a song from the soundtrack to The Monkees’ feature film, Head, at Kosei Nenkin Hall in Tokyo on July 22, 1989. Please visit my website at www.monkeesconcerts.com.

Monkees – Sometime in the Morning/Take a Giant Step (live acoustic 1989)

May 28, 2012 by  
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During The Monkees’ 1989 concerts, an acoustic set was played in the middle of the show. In this audio clip, the band performs Sometime in the Morning and Take a Giant Step at the Valley Forge Music Fair in Pennsylvania on July 29, 1989. Please visit my website at www.monkeesconcerts.com.

Monkees – When Love Comes Knockin’ (live acoustic 1989)

May 28, 2012 by  
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During The Monkees’ 1989 concerts, an acoustic set was played in the middle of the show. In this audio clip, the band performs When Love Comes Knockin’ (At Your Door), live at the Valley Forge Music Fair in Pennsylvania on July 29, 1989. Please visit my website at www.monkeesconcerts.com.

Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart (with Peter Tork) – Live 1976 – Last Train to Clarksville/Monkees Theme

May 28, 2012 by  
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Peter Tork made a guest appearance with Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart onstage at California’s Disneyland on July 4, 1976. Please visit my website at www.monkeesconcerts.com.

Monkees – When Love Comes Knockin – Live 1987

May 28, 2012 by  
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Davy Jones and Peter Tork perform “When Love Comes Knockin’ (At Your Door)” live at a Monkees concert at the Sandstone Amphitheatre in Kansas City, Missouri on July 14, 1987. 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 – Circle Sky – Live 1996

May 28, 2012 by  
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The Monkees perform this Mike Nesmith original from the soundtrack to the band’s 1968 film, Head. Filmed at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York on August 25, 1996. Please visit my website at www.monkeesconcerts.com.

Monkees – I’ll Be True To You – Live 1987

May 28, 2012 by  
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Davy Jones performs “I’ll Be True To You” from The Monkees’ debut album. 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 – I’m a Believer

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 “I’m a Believer” 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 – Goin’ Down – Live 1987

May 26, 2012 by  
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Micky Dolenz performs “Goin’ Down” at a Monkees concert filmed at the Sandstone Amphitheatre in Kansas City, Missouri on July Read more

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