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On Monday, May 25, IFC (formerly known as the Independent Film Channel) in the United States will host a marathon of 16 episodes of The Monkees, kicking off with "The Royal Flush" at 6:45 AM (ET) and running through "Son of a Gypsy," starting at 3:25 PM (ET). The complete schedule with times is available on IFC's website.
Beginning on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, IFC will air the show regularly on weekend mornings. IFC joins Family Net and Antenna TV in the United States as cable providers broadcasting The Monkees' TV show.
UPDATE 7/23: The Monkees is now airing only on Saturday mornings on IFC. You can view the schedule and times on IFC's website.
Fred Velez has uploaded rare video clips to YouTube, including Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart live at the Riverboat Cafe in New York City in 1976, along with footage of Micky and Davy at the Riverboat in 1977 (featuring their supporting band, The Laughing Dogs). Also featured is Peter Tork & The New Monks live in 1981. Thanks, Fred!
This article, about The Monkees in Australia in late 1968, was originally published in the January 1969 issue of 16 Magazine.
A big thanks to David Cox for giving the Live Almanac a heads up about a Glen Campbell music video that featured a Monkees reference. From David:
I found another hidden gem. Glen Campbell made a few great videos for his farewell album called 'Ghost on the Canvas.' Near the end of the video he is seen using the revered Gretsch Monkees model guitar. If that wasn't enough, a close look at some of the shots reveals it has been autographed by Micky Dolenz. Great artist, great song, and nice tip of the hat.
Remember, Glen Campbell was a session musician on several Monkees songs, including "Mary, Mary." You can see the Monkees Gretsch guitar starting at 2:42. Thanks, David!
"I love The Monkees because I dug the music." - Glen Campbell
Monkees Farewell Tour
Dolenz sings Nesmith