Peter Mills is a longtime Monkees fan and author of The Monkees, Head, and the 60s. Back in September, Peter and his publisher, Jawbone Press, were kind enough to share an exclusive excerpt from the book with the Live Almanac. It's both a scholarly and entertaining work that fans of The Monkees are certain to enjoy. If you haven't checked it out, it's available in paperback and as a Kindle download. I've had the pleasure of exchanging several emails with Peter and I'm happy to give his book an enthusiastic endorsement!
Click on the image below to listen to Peter's interview with Ken Mills from the Zilch podcast:
While on the subject, here's a Facebook post that reviews The Monkees' history at the Chicago site where they filmed several musical sequences for the second season of their televison show in the Rainbow Room. It later became home to Oprah Winfrey's talk show, of which Davy Jones was a guest in 1990.
John Billings has been the bass player in The Monkees' touring band since 2012. Here's a great interview with him that was conducted by Ken Mills over at Zilch. Enjoy!
In this episode, Mike, Micky and Peter talk a California date, James Grant Interviews Peter Tork. Iain Lee and Bobby Hart talk some cool new releases & "Good Times!" Monkees news & Monkees Mailbag! Love one another! Thank you for listening to & for being part of this show. We love you. It is THE YEAR OF THE MONKEES!
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Andrew will be talking about The Monkees' 50th Anniversary Tour, set list surprises, and more!
Don't miss the latest episode of Zilch where Jeff Gehringer conducts a fascinating interview with James Frawley, who directed 28 episodes of The Monkees television series. There's also a roundtable discussion on the first season episode "Too Many Girls," and yours truly was honored to make a second appearance on the podcast. Thanks to Ken Mills and everyone at Zilch for such a gracious welcome. Click the image below to listen!
For more about James Frawley, check out the Live Almanac's archives.
In the latest episode of Zilch (a Monkees podcast), host Ken Mills interviews the producer of The Monkees' upcoming album Good Times!, Adam Schlesinger, along with Rhino's John Hughes, who oversaw the project. Below is a summary of their conversation. A big thanks to my old pal, longtime Monkees fan Chris Coyle, for providing the foundation of this overview!
Check out the new episode of Zilch, featuring two key figures in the making of The Monkees' new album: producer Adam Schlesinger and Rhino's John Hughes.
On the latest episode of Zilch the executive producer of Good Times!, Rhino's John Hughes, spoke with host Ken Mills. Here's a quick rundown of their conversation:
Be sure to click the Zilch banner above to listen to the latest episode, including a panel discussion centered around The Monkees' new single.
As most of you know by now, Ken Mills, Sarah Clark, Melanie Mitchell, and company do a wonderful service for Monkees fans by hosting the first-ever Monkees podcast, Zilch. The most recent episode was recorded today and focused on The Monkees' brand new single, "She Makes Me Laugh." I was honored to be a part of the panel. Ken, who created the podcast, had asked me to appear on Zilch during its earliest days, but I have to admit, I was a bit nervous to guest on a recorded show. But my fears were allayed by a wonderful group that included Jeff Hulit, Craig Cohen, Jeff Gehringer, Melinda Gildart, and Sarah Clark, who were all very kind and supportive.
Be sure to click the image below to listen to the podcast, which reveals session credits for "She Makes Me Laugh," and much, much more.
"She Makes Me Laugh" will be the first new Monkees single since 1987;