A brand new feature has arrived at The Monkees Live Almanac! Readers and visitors now have an opportunity to share their Monkees stories, memories, photos, and more on the forum page, which is now live and awaiting contributions! Recommendations for the site or general feedback are also welcomed. No registration is required - just provide a username and email address (which is not published), and you are ready to get started.
Thanks to David Cox for contacting the Live Almanac and proposing the great idea of a community page. Hope to see you there - click the banner image above to visit!
With The Monkees' 50th Anniversary being celebrated this year, 2016 has already been a busy one for Monkees fans. The anticipation is high for the upcoming Blu-ray box set, which will feature all 58 episodes of the television series, the 1968 movie Head, the 1969 television special 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee, along with a bevy of bonus features. And since this blog post was originally published on December 11, 2015, a brand new Monkees album, Good Times!, has been announced, along with a concert tour featuring Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork. And this weekend, The Monkees will be a part of Record Store Day!
Late last year, I asked for contributions from guest authors to help commemorate the 50th Anniversary in a special way here at The Monkees Live Almanac. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, and to date, six in-depth articles have been published, with more on the way.
Are you interested in writing an article that examines a particular Monkees album, single, or episode? Or maybe you want to craft an essay about the most underrated Monkees songs? What about your interpretation of Head or your favorite Monkees solo project? Do you have an extensive Monkees collection and want to share your photos of rare memorabilia with others? Did you travel from city to city while The Monkees were on tour? The potential topics for guest authors is endless. If you are interested in contributing, please feel free to contact me.
Interview with Wayne Avers