In the article above, Peter and Michael both discussed the idea of recording again.
“Never say never; there’s always a chance,” Tork said optimistically. “We have no concrete plans right now but there’s no telling.” “We talk about it regularly,” added Nesmith. “When we are together we talk at length sometimes about Monkees projects we could do, including making (new) music."
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In The Monkees' 1968 film Head, 'Lady Pleasure' is played by I.J. Jefferson, who was Jack Nicholson's girlfriend at the time. Jefferson's real name is Mimi Machu and she had previously been one of the resident dancers on the variety show Hollywood A Go-Go on KHJ-TV in Los Angeles. Jefferson later appeared in the film Drive, He Said in 1971 (a BBS Production directed by Jack Nicholson). Nicholson, of course, was friendly with The Monkees in the late '60s, co-writing and co-producing Head.
Here is Mimi today:
This evening's show will take place at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tomorrow The Monkees will perform at The Palace Theater right outside of Pittsburgh. Sales appear to be strong for both shows, although a choice amount of seats still remain for the Palace Theater.
"Overall, The Monkees' music resonated well with the fans, and this concert is a substantial indication that they belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Along with The Marshall Tucker Band, The Monkees are one of the most long-overdue bands for this prestigious honor. All three musicians (Peter, Michael, and Micky) are living legends, their music is timeless and they were able to introduce it to a newer audience."
These photos of The Monkees playing live at Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas on June 22, 1986 recently appeared on Peter's Facebook page. This concert was noteworthy as Michael Nesmith, in disguise, watched his former bandmates from the audience that evening. Check out Peter playing bass, too...an unusual occurrence on the '86 tour.
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Monkees Farewell Tour
Dolenz sings Nesmith