Michael Nesmith performed Bo Diddley's "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover" during his solo spot in The Monkees' stage show, beginning with the first Monkees live concert in Hawaii in December 1966 and throughout the group's summer 1967 tour of the United States and England. The Sundowners, one of the opening acts for the '67 summer concerts, backed Nez (and Davy, Micky, and Peter) during their individual segments.
Listen to Peter Tork introduce Michael Nesmith, with a little inspiration from The Beatles:
Keith Altham wrote for Britain's New Musical Express and later represented some of the biggest names in rock. Here, in the December 1967 issue of Flip, Altham covers The Monkees' visit to England in late June/early July 1967. (Part 1 of this article was posted previously.)
Ann Moses was the editor of Tiger Beat from 1966–1972, writing countless stories about The Monkees during their heyday. Ann also acted as Hollywood Correspondent to Britain's New Musical Express from 1968-1971. She has published a book which is now available on her website and on Amazon.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Monkees' performance at the Hollywood Bowl on June 9, 1967, the group's official Facebook page posted these wonderful images by Henry Diltz.
The Monkees' concerts in New York City during their 1967 summer tour were a particular highlight, grossing hundreds of thousands of dollars and playing to 36,000 people over three nights.