Dave Evans was a screenwriter on The Monkees television series. He is responsible for the episodes "Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers," "Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth," "Too Many Girls," "I Was a Teenage Monster," "Find The Monkees," "Alias Micky Dolenz," "The Christmas Show," and "Monkees Race Again." He also co-wrote "The Frodis Caper" with Micky Dolenz.
Dave started his career as a greeting card writer. He was a staff writer for The Monkees the year the show won the Emmy Award for Best Comedy in 1967. He also penned the premiere episode of The Bill Cosby Show, was involved with Laugh-In, and wrote extensively for Love American Style.
A special passion of Dave's is writing for animation. He was a staff writer for Bullwinkle producer Jay Ward, and though not involved with the Bullwinkle show itself, he worked to develop new animation projects for the studio. One of his credits includes being part of the team that created the Cap'n Crunch cereal concept and name.
In this 1988 interview with Paris Stachtiaris and John Di Maio on The Monkees Hour, Dave reminisces about his work with The Monkees, his friendship with the group, and more.
This article comes from the December 1968 issue of Flip. Mike discusses the reception to his first solo album, The Wichita Train Whistle Sings; The Monkees in the post-Kirshner era; the Head soundtrack; and more.
The Monkees Greatest Hits was released by Arista Records in 1976. As Monkees albums were hard to come by in the mid-1970s, and possibly due to other factors like the return of the group's TV show in syndication repeats and the activities of Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart, Greatest Hits sold well and peaked at #58 on the Billboard chart that year. It remained in print through the 1980s, when it was treated to cassette and compact disc editions.
In 1982, Arista finally released a follow-up, More Greatest Hits of The Monkees. This collection, while containing chart hits like "Valleri," "The Girl I Knew Somewhere," and "Words," concentrated more on songs often heard on the television series, which was still in syndication at the time.
Join Ken Mills, Craig Cohen, Jeff Hulit, Sarah Clark, and Craig Smith as they discuss The Monkees...LIVE through the years.