This article, from the July/August 1997 issue of Experience Hendrix (The Official Jimi Hendrix Magazine), goes into depth on the pairing of The Monkees with the Jimi Hendrix Experience during The Monkees' 1967 summer tour. Featuring remarks from Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Chas Chandler (who managed Hendrix), and Dick Clark (who promoted the tour), it's one of the most detailed accounts of this unique period in Monkees history.
The Monkees performed in front of a sold-out audience of over 17,000 at the historic Hollywood Bowl on June 9, 1967. Just five days earlier, The Monkees had attended the 19th Primetime Emmy Awards where the group's television series took home two awards, including 'Outstanding Comedy Series.'
After this concert, The Monkees recorded "Pleasant Valley Sunday" in the studio, which became their smash hit during the Summer of Love.
Keith Altham wrote for Britain's New Musical Express and later represented some of the biggest names in rock. Here, in the November 1967 issue of Flip, Altham covers The Monkees' visit to England in late June/early July 1967.
Ric Klein reports on The Monkees' 1967 summer tour: Brian Jones, The Beatles, Wembley, Jimi Hendrix, and more
Ric Klein was Micky's stand-in on The Monkees television show and can be seen frequently in the background or as an extra on the series. Ric also acted as stage manager for The Monkees when the group was on tour in the '60s, and was the best man when Micky married Samantha Juste in July 1968. He co-wrote "Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye" with Micky, too, a song that appeared on The Monkees Present album in 1969.
Thanks to JD McCutcheon of Monkee45s for sharing this with the Live Almanac!
A while back, Michael shared this photograph (an early selfie?) on his Facebook page. It was taken while on tour with The Monkees in the summer of 1967.
The Monkees performed five shows in front of packed houses at Wembley Pool in London in late June/early July 1967. In the article below, check out Michael's comments on how he thinks The Monkees TV program will live on, The Beatles, and his thoughts on the "Valleri"/"Tapioca Tundra" single.