Here's an outtake from the 1969 photo session that produced the Cash Box ad seen above. It was first published in the December 2000 issue of Monkee Business Fanzine. Monkees stand-ins and associates Ric Klein (left) and David Pearl (right) lend assistance.
Rhino Records executive John Hughes just posted a photo on Facebook of an ad that can be found in this week's issue of Billboard. Is a Grammy nomination in The Monkees' future?
"Rainy Jane" was released on Davy's 1971 album for Bell Records and became a modest chart hit that year, reaching #52 on the Billboard Hot 100. From the Live Almanac's YouTube channel comes this demo for "Rainy Jane."
In 2012, "Rainy Jane" was paired with "Girl" (made famous by its inclusion in an episode of The Brady Bunch) for a double-A side 7" single on green vinyl. A Rhino.com exclusive released in the months after Davy's passing, this collector's item, strictly limited to 1,000 copies and not made available in stores, sold out in one day.
This is my favorite advertisement created for a Monkees single, coming from the April 26, 1969 issue of Billboard magazine. I've never considered the music of The Monkees as 'bubblegum,' but hey, it made for a cool ad.
Image courtesy of JD at Monkee45s.net!
This ad for the first three albums released by Michael Nesmith and The First National Band (Magnetic South, Loose Salute, and Nevada Fighter) originally appeared in the July 12, 1971 issue of Billboard. It was reprinted in the March 1991 issue of Monkee Business Fanzine as seen below.
Thanks to Jeff Gehringer for submitting this September 1986 trade ad to the Live Almanac!