This article, written by David Pearl, appeared in the January 1968 issue of 16 Magazine.
Before The Monkees' explosive 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour throughout North America in 1986, Davy Jones and Peter Tork performed concerts in Australia earlier that year, playing to full houses and enthusiastic audiences. I have a couple of audience recordings from this tour, and it reminds me that I should attempt to digitize them for the Live Almanac's YouTube channel. Davy and Peter returned to Australia as a duo a year later. Monkee Business Fanzine documented these shows in its June 1987 issue with this overview by Anne O'Reilly:
Micky Dolenz was once an avid polo player, and this article from the September 1990 issue of Monkee Business Fanzine (written by Vickie Barnhill) takes a look at Micky playing in a polo match at Chicago's Oak Brook Polo Club on June 3, 1990.
In an August 2016 interview with Rolling Stone, Nez spoke about the opening track of The Monkees' third album, 1967's Headquarters:
"When I joined The Monkees they kept saying, 'You gotta write a pop song.' This is one of the two I wrote, along with 'The Girl I Knew Somewhere.' I was really happy with the way it turned out, and it came out on the only album we ever made by ourselves, which was Headquarters. When I say 'we,' I mean the four principal actors. Peter put a great banjo on it and it came to life.
"People think it was amazing that four guys hired for a TV show could actually form a band, but I don't see it that way. It's not that amazing when you think of the tenor of the times. You put any four guys in a room in the 1960s and you had a band, all the way from The Grateful Dead to Buffalo Springfield. It isn't that amazing that four people in a group would start singing and playing together, especially since they were hired to perform that as actors."