Version One, recorded in July 1966 and produced by Nez, showcased ace session players like James Burton, Glen Campbell, and Hal Blaine. Peter is also featured in the mix, playing guitar. This version was only heard on the TV show during the first season, and didn't see an official release until 1990's Missing Links, Volume 2.
The second version, from the group's third LP, Headquarters, features The Monkees on the backing track and was produced by Chip Douglas.
Here's Davy in a scene from the second season episode, "Monstrous Monkee Mash."
Check out this video produced by Monkees fan Karen Welsh. A big thanks to Karen for submitting it to the Live Almanac!
Here's the first email newsletter update from upstart record label 7a Records, which specializes in rare Monkees and Monkees-related releases. Subscribe to their newsletter! You'll see the opportunity to sign up at the bottom of their website.
I say morning because it is 5.47am here in the UK where 7a Records are based!
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We have 2 very exciting 7" vinyl singles coming soon....and an old favourite on CD...but as you probably know, our next release will be an expanded CD debut of 'The First Bobby Hart Solo Album' the lost Bobby Hart classic that had limited vinyl release in 1980.
We are hoping to have this exciting CD out BEFORE CHRISTMAS! Fingers crossed.
Right...have to go and do my radio show, this is a little testette to make sure the technology works.
More updates soon....
Can you spot Michael Nesmith with John Lennon?
Andrew Sandoval detailed Michael's attendance at this Beatles recording session on February 10, 1967 in his book, The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the '60s TV Pop Sensation:
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Lynne was one of the opening acts on The Monkees' 1967 summer tour.
Interview with Wayne Avers