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April 2, 2010 by  
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1994 / 1995

Dolenz and Jones

(July – September 1994 /
June – October 1995)

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“It’s like going to your own birthday party every night.  It isn’t like we’re a new group and have an enormous hurdle to overcome.  We get up there and talk, have fun, and the songs themselves stand up so well—that it’s hard to mess them up.  Musically, the late 1960s was a time for great songs.  I think people are looking for that again. We have so many hits, it would be difficult to do anything else.”
-Micky Dolenz, commenting to the Syracuse Herald Journal, 9/1/95

  • Listen To The Band
  • That Was Then, This Is Now
  • She Hangs Out
  • Last Train To Clarksville
  • Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)
  • She
  • A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
  • Sometime In The Morning
  • Every Step Of The Way
  • D.W. Washburn
  • Pleasant Valley Sunday
  • Girl  (Davy solo)
  • Jimi Hendrix Medley
  • Since I Fell For You  (Micky solo)
  • Valleri
  • Too Much Monkey Business  (Micky lead vocal)
  • It’s Nice To Be With You
  • Goin’ Down
  • Rainy Jane
  • No Time
  • I Wanna Be Free
  • (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone
  • Daydream Believer
  • Encore:
  • I’m A Believer
  • Also performed at various shows were “Circle Sky,”  “I’ll Love You Forever” and Davy’s solo song “It’s Now.”


When Micky and Davy appeared together in a television commercial in 1993, an offer was quickly made for the Monkees to reunite that year or in 1994.  Plans for a full-fledged regrouping, however, were hampered by solo projects and a lack of rehearsal time.  Two offers to tour the United Kingdom were also rejected when negotiations broke down between the band and promoters.  Dolenz and Jones decided to work as a duo instead and embarked on a small tour, but not under the banner of the Monkees name.  Billed as “Micky and Davy: Together Again,” the duo played small venues throughout 1994 with a show consisting of Monkees hits and their respective solo numbers.  The outing proved successful enough that they returned with another round of concerts in 1995.  A live recording from this era (taped in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in August 1994) was released on cassette tape only and sold via the internet and at the Together Again concerts.

Micky played rhythm guitar for the entire show (except during his solo spot) and Davy would add his usual percussion parts.  The duo was accompanied by a backing band led by Jerry Renino (bass), who was a member of the Monkees’ touring band in 1989 (and of the Peter Tork Project in the early 1980s).  The other musicians were members of the duo’s recent solo touring bands, including Dave Alexander (keyboards), Wayne Avers (lead guitar), VJ Riccitelli (drums) and Jimmy Riccitelli (keyboards).

In between Together Again concerts, Micky and Davy joined Michael and Peter on January 5, 1995 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood, California.  In their first appearance together since 1989, the Monkees gathered to receive platinum and multi-platinum awards for their first five albums, which had recently been re-certified.  With a large crowd of media and fans on hand, the quartet announced their commitment to such projects as a feature film, a new album and a 30th anniversary reunion tour. In conjunction with these new plans, Rhino Records was already in the process of a huge reissue campaign, releasing the original Monkees albums on compact disc, digitally remastered with bonus tracks.

“Dolenz and Jones gave a cross-generational seminar on how to have fun and play entertaining music, too.”
San Diego Tribune review of a Together Again performance in San Diego, California, 8/20/95

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