This picture appeared in a special Monkees issue of Creem magazine in 1986. I'm fairly certain it dates from the late '70s. Anyone know the exact year/location?
With Davy on drums! This picture comes from a vintage 1968 Japanese article that I have in my collection.
The article below originally appeared in the June 1969 issue of Hit Parader. It's an early retrospective piece on the group at that time, and also discusses the value of The Monkees' 1968 feature film, Head.
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Peter covers a wide variety of topics in this April 25 interview on WNPR in Connecticut, including his relationship with Stephen Stills, fame, Shoe Suede Blues, his upcoming solo tour, The Monkees and more.
According to The Monkees' Facebook page (as well as the 2012 Tour Facebook page), Peter will be performing songs like "Lady's Baby," "Tear the Top Right Off My Head," "Come on In," and "Prithee" (along with "Take a Giant Step" and "I'll Spend My Life With You") on his upcoming 'In This Generation' solo tour.
A full listing of dates appears below. Click on the venue's name to purchase tickets.
Friday, May 3....Sportsmens Tavern, Buffalo, New York
Sunday-Monday, May 5-6....Iridium, New York, New York
Friday, May 10....Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, New Hampshire
Saturday, May 11....Infinity Hall, Norfolk, Connecticut
Saturday, May 18....The River Club Music Hall, Scituate, Massachusetts
Tuesday, May 21....The Birchmere, Alexandria, Virginia
Thursday, May 23....Salt, Stanhope, New Jersey
Friday, May 24....Sellersville 1894 Theatre, Sellersville, Pennyslvania
Sunday, May 26....Rams Head Tavern, Annapolis, Maryland
Friday, May 31....The Dosey Doe, Woodlands, Texas
Saturday, June 1....The Granada Theater, Dallas, Texas
Wednesday, June 12....Triple Door, Seattle, Washington
Friday, June 14....Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California
Monday, June 17....The Grammy Museum, Los Angeles, California
After playing live shows on the road in 1983, the Peter Tork Project eventually recorded several demos in New York City that year. These are a couple of my favorites from the demo tapes that have circulated among collectors for a long time now. It's too bad these songs were never formally produced into a final product.
The last demo below is "Maybe Tonight." I had previously published it on the Live Almanac's YouTube Channel but this one is a bit of an upgrade.
The late Jerry Renino, who was a member of the Peter Tork Project, played bass for The Monkees on the 1989, 1996, 1997, 2001, and 2002 tours.
Thanks to Kevin Schmid for these rare Project photos that come from his collection. According to the Project's former manager, Carol Gore, who contacted me a few months ago after seeing the "Maybe Tonight" demo on YouTube, the photo above was taken on top of a building in the lower east side of New York City. Carol talked more about publicity photos completed for the Peter Tork Project. "We also did a private photo shoot in Central Park that we never did anything with and our very first one was with a professional photographer...that picture had an entirely different look before we went with the industrial one. They had on suits and string ties with well-groomed hair." Carol described another photo to me, which I believe is the one below: "I took one other before that in a park near my office on 57th Street & 9th Avenue."
If anyone has any other Project memorabilia and would like to share, please contact me.
I'm going through my old issues of Monkee Business Fanzine and finding that I no longer have any issues from 1994. I am currently trying to assemble all of the dates for the Together Again shows conducted by Micky and Davy in both '94 and '95. If you have the issues from 1994 and are willing to scan the pages that contain Together Again tour dates, I would greatly appreciate it. Please contact me if you are able to assist. Thanks in advance!
UPDATE: A big thanks to Michelle who emailed and has offered to scan the issue of MBF with the tour dates.
Thanks to Al Bigley for cleaning up this picture for me...
Check out this ad for an August 31, 1975 appearance by Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart at Idora Park in Youngstown, Ohio.
This article, "Monday Night Heroes: The Monkees on TV," appeared in a special edition of Creem magazine dedicated to The Monkees in early 1987.
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