Tickets for Micky's shows at 54 Below will go on sale on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 12 PM Eastern Time.
These are two buttons I purchased at a local record shop in the summer of 1986. I was a new fan at the time, and I can still see them on the counter - enclosed in a cylindrical case that you could turn to browse.
Monkee Business Fanzine was a quarterly publication that featured all the latest about The Monkees and their individual careers, as well as original articles, news, and much more. It was published by its editor, Maggie McManus, from 1977 - 2002 . Each member of The Monkees would speak personally to Maggie, making it the most reputable source for Monkees information, before and after the 1986 revival of the group. By the early 2000s, the rise and rapid spread of the Internet helped make publications like MBF become defunct.
Here's a letter from Maggie to subscribers from early 1987:
"Rainy Jane" was released on Davy's 1971 album for Bell Records and became a modest chart hit that year, reaching #52 on the Billboard Hot 100. From the Live Almanac's YouTube channel comes this demo for "Rainy Jane."
In 2012, "Rainy Jane" was paired with "Girl" (made famous by its inclusion in an episode of The Brady Bunch) for a double-A side 7" single on green vinyl. A Rhino.com exclusive released in the months after Davy's passing, this collector's item, strictly limited to 1,000 copies and not made available in stores, sold out in one day.
Interview with Wayne Avers