Watch "The Fairy Tale" below, featuring Michael Nesmith's commentary:
And here's the episode with Peter Tork's commentary. This is Peter's favorite episode of The Monkees, and he raves about Michael's performance in it:
"Touring with them (The Monkees) was one of the great times of my life."
-Monkees producer Chip Douglas, in an interview with Rhino Records founder Harold Bronson
(Photo courtesy of Written In Our Hearts on Facebook)
In February 1967, with recording and filming obligations complete, each Monkee took a vacation. Micky and Mike (along with Mike's wife, Phyllis) flew from Los Angeles to New York City, and a week after that, to London. During this time, Davy visited Nassau, Bahamas and Jamaica.
This article was originally published in the Vancouver Sun after The Monkees' performance at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, BC, Canada on March 29, 1969:
A big thanks to Peter Mills who today submitted a two-page clipping on the movie Head to The Monkees Live Almanac. Peter, of course, is the author of The Monkees, Head, and the 60s, which was published late last year.
According to Peter, the pages below originate from a British magazine called Films and Filming, and though the pages are undated, the material on the reverse of these images suggests it comes from late 1973 or early 1974, three years away from the movie's UK debut in August 1977! As Peter pointed out, you'll notice the plot mistake regarding Micky and the Coke machine, but since Head hadn't been seen in the UK at the time, it's likely few noticed.
On a side note, I can't recommend enough Peter's book. Back in September, Peter and his publisher, Jawbone Press, were kind enough to share an exclusive excerpt from it with the Live Almanac. It's both a scholarly and entertaining work that fans of The Monkees are certain to enjoy. I learned new things from reading it, and found it hard to put down once I had delved into it. If you haven't checked it out, it's available in paperback and as a Kindle download, and UK fans can order it via Amazon.
Thanks again, Peter, for these scans!