This fictional article, from the December 1967 issue of Monkee Spectacular, includes photos from the recording sessions for Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.
This is a great session with Andrew. He talks about recent Monkees finds that he has unearthed, future Rhino plans, TV show outtakes, prepping the 2011 tour, Davy Jones, and much more.
Andrew was joined by Bobby Hart for the second part of the session, and they discuss the upcoming documentary, Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart: The Guys Who Wrote 'Em.
Monkees author, archivist, and producer Andrew Sandoval will not be involved with the 2014 Monkees tour that begins on May 22 in New Hampshire. Andrew played a large role in bringing The Monkees back to the concert stage in 2011 after a near decade long hiatus from the road. In producing the tour that year, along with the subsequent outings in 2012 and 2013 with Michael Nesmith in tow after the passing of Davy Jones, Sandoval has overseen a renaissance of the group's live show. Concertgoers have been treated to a full multimedia experience that utilizes numerous pieces of video footage working in tandem with the live performance, and even pre-show entertainment highlighting rare Monkees video and audio.
Andrew, however, is at the helm for the upcoming Super Deluxe Edition of The Monkees for Rhino Handmade, which is expected to see release in November.
Be sure to listen to Andrew's weekly podcast, Come to the Sunshine, every Monday at 4pm PST.
I found a 1988 Monkees calendar this evening buried deep in one of my Monkees boxes...
In this episode of the Headquarters radio show, Paris and John talk with Gerald Shepard, a director, editor, and associate producer of The Monkees television series. Shepard was a key (and often underrated) figure in the success of the group's TV series. In this interview, he speaks at length about the behind the scenes workings and more.
Davy covers a lot of ground here, discussing Head, Peter's departure from The Monkees, the "Tear Drop City" single, Lulu, and his feelings on the state of The Monkees.
In October 1966, JCPenney contacted a Screen Gems merchandise representative to orchestrate a crossover marketing campaign to assist in the promotion of the retailer's new line of Monkee clothing. Penney's pushed for the opening of the line to coincide with the release of a brand new Monkees album. As a result, and much to the chagrin of Micky, Davy, Michael, and Peter, a photograph of the group wearing Penney's clothing was used on the cover of More Of The Monkees, issued in January 1967. Originally, the group had been photographed by Bernard Yeszin while donning the Penney's clothes with the idea that the photos would be for catalog purposes only.
Below is a scan from an old Penney's catalog displaying the items that were sold. More Of The Monkees was available in-store at Penney's and through their catalog, too. Thanks to Al Bigley for submitting this to the Live Almanac! And check out Monkee45s.net for more photos and to easier read the descriptions and prices.