Last night The Monkees performed another show at Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln, Oregon. At Friday's concert, Peter and Micky debuted their version of "Me & Magdalena," and it returned to the set during Saturday evening's show. The song had previously been performed live with Michael Nesmith, who sang the lead vocal on the Good Times! studio version, at concerts in Arizona and California last week.
In the footage below, it seems Micky announces to the crowd that Ben Gibbard (guitarist and lead singer of Death Cab For Cutie), who wrote the song, will perform it with The Monkees at tonight's show in Seattle, Washington.
Whether in the show proper or at soundcheck, "Birth of an Accidental Hipster" is a showstopper! And Peter's banjo is a much welcomed addition. I almost wish it was featured in the studio version.
On October 1 at The Kessler Theater in Dallas, Texas, Michael Nesmith will be presented with the Video Association of Dallas' Ernie Kovacs Award. Visit the link below if you are interested in taking part in the festivities surrounding the event.
Last night The Monkees appeared in Lincoln, Oregon at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Peter and Micky performed "Me & Magdalena" for the first time without Michael. It's a little rough around the edges, but will likely continue to be a highlight in the duo's live set:
Thanks to JD McCutcheon of Monkee45s for sharing this with the Live Almanac!
Carl Cafarelli is the co-host of "This is Rock 'n' Roll Radio" on Sunday nights from 9pm to Midnight ET. He previously contributed to Goldmine magazine from 1986-2006 and has written liner notes for many album releases, including the Rhino Records compilation Poptopia! Power Pop Classics Of The '90s. Carl recently shared a series of articles on The Monkees, and they appear below. Thanks for the heads up, Carl!
"Dave & Dave Unchained" is a Van Halen-themed podcast co-hosted by Dave Marcone. Dave contacted the Live Almanac this week about an interview they conducted with Buddy Blanchard, the lead singer of a Van Halen tribute band called Romeo Delight. He also happens to be the brother-in-law of Micky Dolenz. In the duo's latest podcast, Blanchard talks about Micky at the 52:20 mark. Thanks to Dave for the heads up!
“‘The Monkees’ was about, ‘We’ll get along, and be happy.’ And we represent that, even on stage. As entertainers, that’s our job. And it’s a very good job, if you ask me.”
September 16, 2016: Michael Nesmith’s final performance with The Monkees at the Pantages in Los Angeles, California. Megan and Craig review the show and discuss their feelings in the aftermath.
In Michael's latest Facebook post, he takes a moment to highlight the music video for "You Bring the Summer," the second single from The Monkees' new album, Good Times! It was directed by Michael's son, Jonathan, and Susan Holloway.
Ann Moses was the editor of Tiger Beat from 1966 – 1972, writing countless stories about The Monkees during their heyday. Ann also acted as Hollywood Correspondent to Britain's New Musical Express from 1968 - 1971. She has visited with The Monkees backstage during their most recent tours, and had the opportunity to interview Monkees archivist and tour producer Andrew Sandoval before Micky and Michael performed in Phoenix, Arizona last week. Andrew talks about The Monkees' 50th Anniversary, the current tour, and much more. Be sure to visit Ann on the web, too!