Posted a picture of Micky, Davy and Peter in the 1996 Tour section. Thanks to Becca for sending it to me! Be sure to check out her website here.
I updated the link on the front page for the 'Monkees On Tour' box to redirect to Ticketmaster. Monkees.com needs to update tour dates!
There's a new picture of the trio in the 1988 Australian Tour section that was taken at Chicago's Vic Theatre in 1988 (after a Peter Tork solo show there).
There's also a new color photo of Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart at the top of the DJBH Tour section.
I'm looking for Monkees concert promotional posters from the '96 or '97 U.S. tours. Please contact me if you have high quality scans to share.
I'm also looking for unique color (or black & white) photos from the 1969 era.
As the current tour winds down with just a few more scattered dates in August and September, Monkees fans got two songs in the setlist this time around that I didn't think we'd hear. Two of my favorites, too. Both underappreciated overall, so I'm glad they finally got their due live onstage.
I'm trying to add more concert-related items to the website. If you click on the links for the decades '60s, '80s, '00s and '10s, there are new photos on each of those pages, including pictures of tour programs and concert promotional posters.
If you care to share any images or scans from your collection, please contact me.
No other updates today beyond this rarely heard song off of Davy's 1971 Bell solo album. It was written by David Gates, member of the band Bread, and who also wrote "Saturday's Child" for The Monkees. This Jones album deserves a CD release.
Added a few pictures in the 1997 UK Justus Tour section that were taken at the Cardiff International Arena.
An extra for today: Davy's "Rainy Jane" single from the summer of 1971. This would have made a great Monkees song.
Posted some new photos in the 1969 Tour section of Mike and Davy backstage in Jackson, Mississippi at the Jackson Coliseum on June 3, 1969. I don't believe these photos have been previously published. (Thanks, Dan, for sending them my way!)
Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart on The Mike Douglas Show in 1976...rarely seen!
Small updates today. I posted a promo photo used for the 1988 Australian tour in its section on the website.
I also added a few more details to summaries in the following sections:
1987 North American (discussing overall attendance between 1986-1987 as reported by Eric Lefcowitz in his Monkee Business book);
1997 UK Justus (expanding on the negative coverage by the British press);
2001 North American (noting the popularity of the "I'm a Believer" cover by Smash Mouth and how it helped raise the focus on the Monkees tour that year);
2002 Tour (noting how the British press were kinder in 2002 as opposed to 1997, and also updating how the tour ended).
Comments or suggestions? Feel free to respond. Thanks for visiting.
Finally, Nez on Later with Greg Kinnear in 1994, singing "Some of Shelley's Blues."
1. Posted a few more pictures in the following sections:
1966-1967 North American Tour
1969 North American Tour
1997 North American Tour
2. In the 1986 '20th Anniversary Tour' section, there are a couple of new YouTube videos:
a. the full 1986 MTV Video Music Awards performance (with both "Daydream Believer" and "I'm a Believer," as I previously only had posted a video for "I'm a Believer"). Check out those '80s clothes...
b. at the bottom of the page, an MTV 'Year in Review' video featuring The Monkees
c. also at the bottom of the page, an upgraded version of the MTV '86 Christmas Medley video
3. The LINKS section of this website was updated.
4. Added video of Davy joining U2 onstage in the 1997 North American Tour section.
5. I also found this on YouTube today, something I have on an old VHS tape somewhere: The Monkees at the American Music Awards in early 1987.
1. Posted audio of The Monkees performing "Goin' Down" at the Greek Theatre in the 1986 Greek Theatre section.
2. Added four pictures of each individual Monkee performing live in the 1996 Billboard Live Club section.
3. Another picture from the 1995 Hard Rock Cafe press conference is now posted in the 1996 North American Tour section.
I remember getting a VHS tape from someone in the late '80s that had various Monkees items collected on it. (Tape trading...wouldn't YouTube have been a lot easier for all of us in the late '80s?!) On this tape was a video for "Oh My My" (1970, with Micky and Davy only). I've always liked this song and found the video on YouTube a while back.
Added a few more YouTube videos in the 1997 United Kingdom Justus Tour section. Quality and sound isn't great, but it'll do.
I hope The Monkees properly film and record the current tour. And didn't Davy mention on his website a few years back about professional quality footage of the '97 UK tour???
There is a big update in the 1967 North American/British Tour section. Using new sources, I expanded and updated information about the Jimi Hendrix Experience joining The Monkees on tour. Pictures of various Monkees with Hendrix, found through Google Images, were also added to the page. The articles I referenced for this update are linked at the bottom of the page.
This is a great radio interview with Peter Tork from earlier this month. He comments on his bandmates as musicians, his challenges in the recording studio in the 1960s, Mike Nesmith and more.
Another update for today: just posted a YouTube video in the 1968 Far East Tour section that features audio from the 1968 Australian press conference. How many of you have the "Talk Downunder" picture disc vinyl where this interview comes from? Some good images from the era in the video, too.
1. Australian Tours (1986, 1987, 1988) feature some new pictures in each section. Thanks, Kevin.
2. A report on a 1969 show in the Blog. Thanks, Rachael.
1. Posted an upgraded scan of the 1969 tour program in the 1969 North American Tour section. (Thanks, Kevin.)
2. Per a request, posted an audio file of the opening song for the '89 summer concerts ("Hello Hello, I'm Back Again") in the 1989 North American/Japanese Tour section.
3. Updated photo credits on various pages.
Have any unique, high quality concert pictures, concert posters or handbills, etc. to submit? My email is in the CREDITS tab above.
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Favorite concert experiences? Post in the other blog below, too.
The freak-out at the end is really outdated, but it's still an interesting watch and listen.