Hank Cicalo has enjoyed a career as a recording engineer for the last fifty years. Among the artists recorded by Cicalo are The Monkees, Carole King, Barbra Streisand, and George Harrison.
Hank engineered all or parts of Monkees albums beginning with their debut LP and concluding with 1969's The Monkees Present. He was also the engineer for Michael's first solo effort, The Wichita Train Whistle Sings. In the summer of 1967, Hank recorded three Monkees concerts that were finally released on two different collections in 1987 and 2001.
In this interview that originally aired in 1990 on the Headquarters radio program, you will hear Hank recall his days with The Monkees, including how he ended up with the songwriting credit for "No Time" and the high stakes sessions for Headquarters.