The Monkees played a series of shows at Harrah's in Las Vegas at the end of their 1987 summer tour. Here's some footage from one of those shows that was posted on YouTube by Jeff Jones, guitarist in the backing band that year.
"Heart and Soul," the first single from The Monkees' album Pool It!, was released in July 1987. The music video, despite being banned by MTV, was played heavily on alternate cable outlets, including Nickelodeon's Nick Rocks:
The B-side, Peter Tork's own "MGBGT," was recorded live during one of the final stops on The Monkees' massively successful 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour in 1986:
The front and back of the picture sleeve:
Rhino Records issued a promo CD for "Heart and Soul," along with a limited edition pink vinyl version of the single, which came in a hard stock picture sleeve:
The Monkees have performed the song live over the years, debuting it on the 1987 summer tour, where it was featured prominently in the encore. It stayed in the set list for the group's 1988 visit to Australia. After those performances, "Heart and Soul" would not be aired again in a live setting until 1996 and 1997, and it made a few select appearances on the 50th Anniversary Tour in 2016.
The Monkees performed two concerts at Pine Knob on their '87 summer tour. Here's a review of the first show on August 26, which also featured "Weird Al" Yankovic who opened for The Monkees that year.
The video below features footage from the second night at Pine Knob on August 27, 1987:
Peter has a lot to say about the sounds and style of Pool It! and more in this flashback piece from 1987...
Jeff Jones played rhythm guitar on the 1987 Monkees summer tour. Jeff is battling both MS and Parkinson's Disease. Micky, along with a star-studded list of celebrities, will perform at a benefit concert in his honor on April 28.
This is an audience recording of The Monkees performing "You Just May Be the One" live on their 1987 summer tour. Peter handles lead vocals and plays guitar, Davy provides the harmony vocal and plays tambourine, and Micky is on the drums. Be sure to visit the Live Almanac's YouTube channel for more!
Michael's "Good Clean Fun" was played early on the '87 US tour and featured Peter on banjo and lead vocals. This is an audience recording from an unknown location and date.
In an era before the internet, articles like this, describing the 1987 concert show, were invaluable! This piece originally appeared in the September 1987 issue of Monkee Business Fanzine. For easier reading, click on each image to enlarge.
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