This article, written by David Pearl, appeared in the January 1968 issue of 16 Magazine.
Readers of 16 Magazine be aware: Head is not for the faint of heart!
But that doesn't look like Gene Ashman to me!:
Does anyone know if this is Gloria Stavers in the photos with Davy and Peter? She was the editor of 16 during The Monkees' heyday.
David Pearl was a friend of Michael Nesmith's from Texas who eventually moved to California and immediately became involved in the Monkees project. Through Nez, Pearl became Peter's stand-in on the television show and was often seen as an extra on many episodes of The Monkees. He also became very good friends with Davy Jones. Pearl traveled with the group on tour, and in 1969 co-managed The Monkees along with Brendan Cahill.
After their appearance at the Hollywood Bowl on June 9, The Monkees spent time in the studio recording songs for what would become Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. On June 23, the band departed Los Angeles for Paris, France. Over the next several days in the French capital, The Monkees filmed what would become the second season episode "Monkees in Paris." Leaving Paris for London on June 28, the band held their first 'group' press conference before playing five concerts at Wembley between June 30 and July 2 (in front of audiences of 10,000 at each show).