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Mike Nesmith on Pop Chronicles

February 5, 2012 by  
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The Monkees’ Michael Nesmith is interviewed on WCBS-FM’s “The Pop Chronicles” circa late 1967/1968. Topics include Jimi Hendrix, The Monkees Read more

Micky Dolenz at the Monterey Pop Festival (1967)

January 23, 2012 by  
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The Monterey Pop Festival was held in Monterey, California in June 1967 (not 1968 as labeled in the video). In Read more

Mike Nesmith interview (circa 1982)

January 23, 2012 by  
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Mike Nesmith is interviewed about his endeavors in the music video business, including his work on Pop Clips, Elephant Parts Read more

The Monkees – What Am I Doing Hangin’ ‘Round?

April 2, 2011 by  
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Go to my Channel for full albums. The 8th track on the 1967 album “Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.” by The Monkees. “What Am I Doing Hangin’ ‘Round?” is written by Michael Martin Murphey and Owen Castleman. Peace

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.

The Monkees – Star Collector

April 2, 2011 by  
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Go to my Channel for full albums. The 13th track on the 1967 album “Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.” by The Monkees. “Star Collector” is written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Peace

The Monkees – Valleri

April 2, 2011 by  
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Go to my Channel for full albums. The 11th track on the 1968 album “The Birds, the Bees & the Monkees” by The Monkees. “Valleri” is written by Bobby Hart and Tommy Boyce. Peace

The Monkees – Words

April 2, 2011 by  
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PLEASE NOTE: I divided my uploads between multiple channels, Bookmark this link in your browser for instant access to an index with links to all of John1948’s oldies classics. LINK: tinyurl.com Unlike most bands of the time, the Monkees were not formed by its members, but rather by TV producers: they were a fictional band in the TV show of the same name. TV producers, Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson, formulated an idea for a show about a Beatles-like band, then put ads in newspapers, seeking musicians to star in the series. The band was composed of Mike Nesmith, Mickey Dolenz, Davy Jones, and Peter Tork. All the members had some musical experience. The show debuted on NBC in 1966 and became a huge hit. Each week the group would sing a song or two written by top industry names like Carole King, Neil Diamond and Gerry Goffin, while instrumentation was provided by talented musicians, including Stephen Stills and Harry Nilsson. The Monkees’ principle audience consisted of young teenagers and children. Nonetheless singles like ‘I’m a Believer’ became Top 10 hits, and the ‘Prefab Four’ became media icons. By 1967 the Monkees were perhaps the most popular band in the US. But the Monkees themselves grew upset at not being able to play their own instruments or write their own songs, and began to rebel against their producers and record company. The Monkees began playing some of their instruments and writing some songs on 1967’s ‘Headquarters’. That year they embarked on a major

The Monkees – Mr. Webster

April 2, 2011 by  
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This is a Monkees’ song off of their third album: Headquaters. The song is the story of a banker who gets no respect and decides to take the respect he deserves from his boss. I hope you enjoy, tell me what you think. **Sorry about some bad quality sound – this was taken from a forty year old record that has seen better days**

Monkees Valleri Mono Version

April 2, 2011 by  
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A video I did up to the mono version of the Monkees song “Valleri” which is on their Birds, Bees And Monkees album. As you can see I used clips from the ep where Peter falls in love with a girl named Valleri who has an uppity boyfriend. This song would’ve been great in that ep but they hadn’t recorded it yet. Still, Forget That Girl was a nice song in that ep. This video is dedicated to the late Tommy Boyce, the late John Lennon and the lateGeorge Harrison. Amen. As always my videos are in tribute to my late husband Mike Harrell. I love you. Amen. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. Video is done for fun and not for profit. No copyright infringement intended. All copyrights belong to their owners. “

The Monkees, Mickey Dolenz Peter Tork Davy Jones Mike Nesmith talking about their career

April 2, 2011 by  
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The Monkees, Mickey Dolenz Peter Tork Davy Jones Mike Nesmith talking about their career.

The Monkees – (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone

April 2, 2011 by  
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Go to my Channel for full albums. The 6th track on the 1967 album “More of the Monkees” by The Monkees. “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone” is written by Bobby Hart and Tommy Boyce. Peace

The Monkees – I Wanna Be Free

April 2, 2011 by  
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Go to my Channel for full albums. The 3rd track on the 1966 album “The Monkees” by The Monkees. “I Wanna Be Free” is written by Bobby Hart and Tommy Boyce. Peace.

The Monkees – Words

April 2, 2011 by  
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Go to my Channel for full albums. The 6th track on the 1967 album “Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.” by The Monkees. “Words” is written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart. Peace

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 – Shades of Gray

April 2, 2011 by  
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Go to my Channel for full albums. The 6th track on the 1967 album “Headquarters” by The Monkees. “Shades of Gray” is written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Peace

The Monkees – “Randy Scouse Git” – ORIGINAL VIDEO – ’67

April 2, 2011 by  
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…not mentioned ANYWHERE in the song, this was the epithet used to describe the character played by Tony Booth – later, the father of British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s wife – in the British TV series, “Till Death Us Do Part” (later done in America as “All In The Family”). Randy means aroused – a Scouse is a Liverpudlian (person from Liverpool) and Git is short for illegitimate. And so the title was CHANGED in Britain to “Alternate Title” – ironic, given only British people would UNDERSTAND the expression!

Peter Tork and Davy Jones Come to Blows

April 2, 2011 by  
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As The Monkees fought for creative control of their music, tensions began to mount and tempers raged out of control leading to a few “punch-ups”.

THE MONKEES – A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You (1967)

April 2, 2011 by  
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This clip is taken from Episode 31 “Monkees At The Movies” featuring Bobby Sherman.