On January 5, 1995, Micky, Davy, Michael, and Peter attended a ceremony at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood. The group's first five albums had been re-certified as platinum and multi-platinum sellers by the Recording Industry Association of America, and The Monkees were presented with the awards by Rhino Records founder Harold Bronson.
Here's Micky and Davy in their '60s throwback clothes on the set of the "Heart and Soul" music video in 1987...
Here's a backstage pass from a 1996 Monkees concert in Cleveland, Ohio at Nautica Stage (now known as Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica). Thanks to Troy for the submission!
The Monkees were profiled in the February 15, 1997 issue of TV Guide during the leadup to their ABC television special and the UK concert tour. The group twice appeared on the cover of TV Guide in January and September 1967. (Click each image to enlarge.)
Despite a friendship with MTV in 1986 that helped make The Monkees one of the biggest music stories of that year, things went sour in 1987 after an apparent misunderstanding between the band and the cable music network. After MTV heavily pushed the music video for The Monkees' 1986 comeback single, "That Was Then, This Is Now," it refused to play the video for "Heart and Soul," the lead single from the group's 1987 album, Pool It!
Clearly MTV's lack of support (at a time when MTV still screened music videos and played a larger role in making 'hits') had a negative impact on the "Heart and Soul" single, a strong pop song that most likely could have been a bigger hit that summer. TV Guide reported the dispute, and the clipping above appeared in a late 1987 edition of the magazine.
The following story, originally published in Monkee Business Fanzine issue #43 in December 1987, goes into further detail.
Here are the venues for the 2013 tour. The information below comes from Nez via Facebook:
Here are The Spring Tour dates and venues
Tickets on sale February 8th
Thu-Mar-21 The Franklin Theater- Nashville, TN
Sun-Mar-24 Canyon Club - Los Angeles, CA
Tue-Mar-26 Rio Theater - Santa Cruz, CA
Wed-Mar-27 Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
Fri-Mar-29 Aladdin Theater - Portland, OR
Sat-Mar-30 Neptune Theater - Seattle, WA
Wed-Apr-03 Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO
Fri-Apr-05 Fitzgerald Theater - Minneapolis, MN
Sat-Apr-06 Old Town School of Folk Music - Chicago, IL
Sun-Apr-07 Magic Bag (seated) - Detroit, MI
Tue-Apr-09 Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead - Munhall, PA
Thu-Apr-11 Iron Horse - Northampton, MA
Fri-Apr-12 Union County PAC - Rahway, NJ
Sat-Apr-13 Somerville Theater - Boston, MA
Mon-Apr-15 World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
Tue-Apr-16 Town Hall - New York, NY
Wed-Apr-17 Birchmere - Alexandria, VA
Today Michael posted the following message on Facebook, which includes dates and cities for his upcoming solo tour. Nez has scheduled multiple dates across the country in many major markets. More information will be posted here on the Live Almanac blog as it becomes available.
Here is The Spring Tour
Me, Joe Chemay on Bass, Paul Leim on Drums, Boh Cooper on Keys
I’ll post the venues and ticket outlets later today or tomorrow.
This is the tour to break in the show, see if you like it, earn the promoters confidence, and see if anybody comes.
If it goes well we will keep going later in the summer/fall and hit the states we missed on this half-lap of the US.
If it goes poorly we will stare blankly into the future and post pictures of cute animals and food.
Thu-Mar-21 Nashville, TN
Sun-Mar-24 Los Angeles, CA
Tue-Mar-26 Santa Cruz, CA
Wed-Mar-27 San Francisco, CA
Fri-Mar-29 Portland, OR
Sat-Mar-30 Seattle, WA
Wed-Apr-03 Boulder, CO
Fri-Apr-05 Minneapolis, MN
Sat-Apr-06 Chicago, IL
Sun-Apr-07 Detroit, MI
Tue-Apr-09 Munhall, PA
Thu-Apr-11 Northampton, MA
Fri-Apr-12 Rahway, NJ
Sat-Apr-13 Boston, MA
Mon-Apr-15 Philadelphia, PA
Tue-Apr-16 New York, NY
Wed-Apr-17 Alexandria, VA
Recap: Monkees Farewell Tour
Dolenz sings Nesmith