Micky Dolenz sat down recently with Peter Noone for a series of interviews, and 7a Records is commemorating these special appearances from earlier this month by issuing a 2-CD set, expected to be released in March. Check out 7a's Facebook page for more information.
This evening, Peter Tork's Facebook team confirmed the first date of The Monkees' 50th Anniversary Tour (outside of the Louisiana festival later this week), one that had been previously leaked. At the same time, an image was posted to advertise the show, and it features Peter and Micky Dolenz only - no Michael Nesmith.
The confirmed date is one the Live Almanac reported last week:
Please keep in mind that there has not been an official announcement of a Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour, or its participants for that matter, so stay tuned to The Monkees Live Almanac for more updates as they become available.
Take note of the announcement of a new single, "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You"/"She Hangs Out." This single (released only in Canada, briefly), was scrapped after musical supervisor Don Kirshner was fired. The resultant 45, "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You," backed with Michael's own "The Girl I Knew Somewhere," arrived in record shops in March 1967, despite Kirshner's single already climbing the Canadian charts:
The original version of "She Hangs Out" (produced by Jeff Barry under Kirshner's reign) differed greatly from the one that appeared on The Monkees' fourth album, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.
The Pisces version featured The Monkees on the backing track and was produced by Chip Douglas:
This song (not to be confused with "You and I" from The Monkees' Instant Replay LP) was written by Davy Jones & Micky Dolenz and appeared on the 1996 Monkees album, Justus, the last to feature all four Monkees.
"You and I" was originally released on the Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart LP in 1976 in a different arrangement with Micky singing the lead vocal. It was also the B-side to the "I Remember the Feeling" single.
This event will also include a mini-concert on Saturday evening, April 23. The Live Almanac will post more information as it becomes available...
This article was originally published in the December 1967 issue of 16 Magazine. Click each image to enlarge:
The following information was posted on the Figures Toy Company Facebook page earlier today:
For anyone that might have been confused by the prototype images of The Monkees we recently posted, we'd just like to clarify that YES, Mike Nesmith will have his trademark hat as part of the final product! In fact, here are some new images of the figures for you to see for yourself!