September 2 & 3 only: Dead Man's Curve Wild Hot Rod Weekend 2017 / Mahwah Sheraton, Mahwah, New Jersey
Late last month, The Monkees Live Almanac provided exclusive details about the upcoming CD and vinyl release from 7a Records, Michael Nesmith at the BBC Paris Theatre. Earlier today, subscribers to the 7a Records email list received an update about the Nesmith project, complete with links to pre-order.
Those who looked closely at the email might have noticed a very small "Easter egg" at the bottom left of the message. If you right-click and save the image, here's what you'll see:
Thanks to Iain Lee, co-founder of 7a Records, The Monkees Live Almanac can confirm that Micky Dolenz & The Metropole Orchestra: Out of Nowhere is in the pipeline and will be issued by the label in November.
On April 15, 2017, Micky performed with the American Metropole Orchestra at Rice Auditorium in Salem, Oregon, as part of the Smith Fine Arts Series. The orchestra was led by conductor Keller Coker, and he was assisted by Wayne Avers (Monkees/Dolenz musical director and guitarist). The show was recorded by 7a in order to preserve this unique performance and commemorate it with a special live album release. More details will be made available later.
In the meantime, be sure to subscribe to the 7a Records email list by visiting their website (scroll down to the bottom to submit your email address). A hearty thanks and congratulations to Iain and Glenn Gretlund at 7a for their ever-growing list of impressive, first-class releases. If you haven't yet, be sure to pre-order the Nesmith BBC concert, and stay tuned to The Monkees Live Almanac for more news and updates.
One of my favorite episodes!
Lulu opened for The Monkees at Wembley in 1967 and was a friend of Davy Jones. This article was originally published in the July 1968 issue of Monkee Spectacular.
Thanks to Mike Dixon for sharing this 1979 clip from the BBC Archive with me on Twitter!