The Monkees visited the station on May 16, 1968, the day before the live concert filming of "Circle Sky."
Jeff Barry produced "I'm a Believer," a song that ultimately became The Monkees' signature hit. He's pictured below with Michael Nesmith at a recording session for the track at RCA Studios in Los Angeles on October 22, 1966.
The Monkees first studio album since 1996's Justus arrived one year ago today. Check out the Live Almanac's complete coverage from the moment it was announced:
A week before The Monkees was set to debut on NBC on September 12, 1966, The Monkees undertook a promotional tour that made stops in Chicago, Boston, New York, and Los Angeles. The group would be introduced to deejays, members of the press, and record dealers. The band's first single, "Last Train to Clarksville," had been released in August and was already quickly climbing the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The promotional tour was launched in Hollywood on September 1 with a private reception at Screen Gems. A "gigantic block party" was organized to commemorate The Monkees television series, and two episodes were screened during the festivities. The Monkees gave a brief performance in front of the gathered attendees, but it's not known which songs were played.
The Beatles community is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and REBEAT helps us find Nez during the sessions for the iconic track, "A Day in the Life":