Here's the video with Micky's live vocal for "Goin' Down" that was featured in the second season of The Monkees:
The great character actor Monte Landis, who appeared in numerous episodes of The Monkees, played 'Major Pshaw':
The Monkees filmed two unique segments that were featured on various episodes during the second season, highlighting two key tracks from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. - Daily Nightly" and "Star Collector."
Here are The Monkees on The Hy Lit Show from Philadelphia on Monday, November 18, 1968:
Here's an inspired performance of "Steppin' Stone" live at NYCB Theatre at Westbury in New York on June 17, 2011. Performing in a theatre in the round, watch as a "dizzy" Micky halts the show for a little good clean fun. And man, seeing this reminds me of how much I miss Davy!
I went to the 2014 Monkees Convention in New York and filmed what I saw and who I met. I am a huge Monkees fan and it was a real thrill to speak to like-minded, passionate people. I was also lucky enough to interview Micky Dolenz, Monkees songwriter Bobby Hart, and Monkees historian Eric Lefcowitz, who all appear in this documentary.
Frank Zappa made his legendary guest appearance on this, the penultimate episode of The Monkees. Burgess Meredith also appears in a cameo. Frequent Monkees guest star Monte Landis is the sinister Oracullo, and longtime Monkees director Jim Frawley moved from behind the camera to play Oracullo's assistant, Rudy.
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.
Don't miss Micky's appearance in this late 1992 clip from The Ben Stiller Show:
On April 28, Michael Nesmith appeared with D.A. Wallach in Santa Monica, California at an event sponsored by Live Talks Los Angeles to promote his new book, Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff. Here's the official video footage of their discussion:
This weekend, Peter and Micky appeared at Wizard World Comic Con in St. Louis, Missouri to sign autographs and meet fans. The event also included a Q & A session:
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:
Thanks to @Trimco_wgins on Twitter who alerted the Live Almanac about the video below, courtesy of YouTube. And if you haven't seen it, don't forget to check out the official video for the second single from The Monkees' latest album, Good Times!, produced by Michael Nesmith's son, Jonathan, and Susan Holloway.
The post below was originally published on The Monkees Live Almanac on November 23, 2016. And now it's time! Micky Dolenz returns to 54 Below in New York City this weekend...
In the summer of 2015, Micky Dolenz debuted a new concert show at 54 Below in New York City that combined his love of Broadway and Rock & Roll. He returned later that fall after appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and a live album was issued by Broadway Records. It was announced today that Micky will once again be bringing the show to 54 Below early next year, and tickets are now available:
UPDATE: Micky's sister, Coco, will debut her own show at 54 Below on March 25, as announced this afternoon by Micky's official Facebook page:
The legendary Chuck Berry, guitarist, singer, and songwriter, passed away on March 18, 2017. Micky Dolenz sang Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" while auditioning for The Monkees in 1965.
Years later, Micky reimagined the song on his 2012 solo album, Remember:
In 1994 during the Together Again tour with Davy Jones, Micky performed another Berry classic, "Too Much Monkey Business." Here's a live recording of it, courtesy of the Live Almanac's YouTube channel: