This article, from the September 1967 issue of Teen Screen, examines The Monkees at the Hollywood Bowl on June 9, 1967 (as well as the after-show party). The author, Bruce Barbour, was Mike Nesmith's brother-in-law as well as Mike's stand-in on The Monkees during the second season.
Jack Keller was a longtime music industry producer and songwriter who worked closely with The Monkees, especially during the group's breakout years of 1966 and 1967. He's the co-author of such Monkees songs as "Your Auntie Grizelda," "Hold On Girl," "Early Morning Blues and Greens," and "If I Ever Get To Saginaw Again." Jack also produced several Monkees recording sessions. In this two-part interview with Paris Stachtiaris and John Di Maio on the Headquarters radio program, Jack talks about his experiences with The Monkees and more.
Part 1 of this program also features a rare live version of "Rainy Jane" from Davy and Peter's tour of Australia in 1986.
Thanks to Perry Corvese for submitting this piece from his personal collection.
Thanks to Perry Corvese for submitting this piece from his collection!
David Fishof (center) was the promoter of the 1986, 1987, and 2001/2002 Monkees tours. This photo was taken by Henry Diltz backstage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California on September 7, 1986.
In this article from the July 1968 issue of Monkee Spectacular, you can read about the hectic activity surrounding The Monkees' appearance at the 1968 Grammy Awards.
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