There have been rumors floating around for quite a while now about the potential for Monkees concerts this summer with Micky, Michael and Peter. In a posting today, Monkees.net is reporting that there will be a tour this summer.
The Live Almanac will pass along any information once it is completely confirmed. Stay tuned!
This article on The Monkees' 1968 feature film Head appeared in the June 2002 issue of Mojo.
Note: For easier reading, click on each page of the article below and then click on the image again.
Spin has included the soundtrack to The Monkees' 1968 movie Head as one of the top alternative albums of the 1960s.
The Monkees during the 1989 European Tour - click to enlarge.
Micky has teamed up for some shows with David Cassidy and Peter Noone. These pictures come from an appearance at Westbury Music Fair in New York on March 22, and are courtesy of Micky's Facebook page.
Check Pollstar for a list of Micky's other upcoming live solo shows.
Thanks to Dave C. for sending in this collage of photos from Michael's recent appearance in San Francisco on March 27.
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The Monkees and MTV participated in a softball game event in Central Park in New York City during the summer of 1986.
This is an aerial shot of the Great Arena at Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey where the music video for "That Was Then, This Is Now" was filmed in the summer of '86. (This picture is not from that night's concert.)
Courtesy of the Michael Nesmith Fan Page on Facebook, here's a picture of Michael performing live in Santa Cruz, California at the Rio Theater on March 26.
Filming videos during a break on the '67 summer tour...
Michael joined Micky, Davy and Peter onstage at the Greek Theatre in 1986 during the 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour that year.
At the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on June 23, 2011...
Micky was in attendance at Michael's recent show in Los Angeles at the Canyon Club. You can read a review of the concert here.
Micky expressed enthusiasm for performing some Nesmith solo material in a live setting with The Monkees, the review noted:
Monkees singer Micky Dolenz was on hand for the show, and afterward told Pop & Hiss that “We really ought to use some more of his solo music in the Monkees” the next time the surviving members decide to do any more reunion shows.
Here are a couple more photos from the first show of Michael's current solo tour in Franklin, Tennessee.
Check out these great photos from a Monkees concert at The Dome in Virginia Beach, Virginia on June 13, 1969. I haven't seen many pictures from this era that show Micky behind the drums. The photo of Michael was most likely taken during his acoustic rendering of "Don't Wait For Me." And you can also see a member of Sam & The Goodtimers, the band that backed The Monkees on tour that year, to the left of Micky below.
...the last original episode of The Monkees aired on NBC. "The Frodis Caper" was directed by Micky himself and featured guest star Rip Taylor. The episode is also known as "Mijacogeo," which is made of the names in Micky's family: Micky, Janelle (mother), Coco (sister), and George (father).
The show opens with The Monkees being awakened by the Beatles song "Good Morning Good Morning." When writing in the liner notes of his most recent solo album Remember, Micky says that to his knowledge this was the first time The Beatles allowed their music to be used for an outside project. Singer/songwriter Tim Buckley was featured at the end of the show performing "Song to the Siren."
As the second season came to an end, and with the group tired of the format of the show, talks abounded about what direction a third season of The Monkees would take. "We started talking about what we would do on the next season–a live show? A variety show? A series of sketches?," said Micky years later. "One idea that came up was an awful lot like Laugh-In. We were, to be quite honest, getting tired of the same format. We wanted to do something a little more unusual, a little more out there." It wasn't meant to be, however, and the television series left the airwaves in 1968.
The website Ultimate Classic Rock marks the anniversary of the final original Monkees episode with an article that can be found here. And courtesy of YouTube, "The Frodis Caper" appears below...
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