This article concerning the power struggle between The Monkees and Don Kirshner most likely comes from a trade magazine (probably Billboard) in early 1967.
David Pearl was a friend of Michael Nesmith's from Texas who eventually moved to California and immediately became involved in the Monkees project. Through Nez, Pearl became Peter's stand-in on the television show and was often seen as an extra on many episodes of The Monkees. He also became very good friends with Davy Jones. Pearl traveled with the group on tour, and in 1969 co-managed The Monkees along with Brendan Cahill.
After their appearance at the Hollywood Bowl on June 9, The Monkees spent time in the studio recording songs for what would become Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. On June 23, the band departed Los Angeles for Paris, France. Over the next several days in the French capital, The Monkees filmed what would become the second season episode "Monkees in Paris." Leaving Paris for London on June 28, the band held their first 'group' press conference before playing five concerts at Wembley between June 30 and July 2 (in front of audiences of 10,000 at each show).
Thanks to Donna Marino Snyder for sharing this video footage of Micky on Facebook. It was filmed at last weekend's Northeast Comic Con at Shriner's Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
Click the image below, but have you purchased or downloaded (or streamed) your copy of Good Times! today?!?
Thanks to JD McCutcheon of Monkee45s for sharing this with the Live Almanac!
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Billy Joel & More Sign "Billboard" Letter to Congress Urging Gun Control
Jonathan Nesmith and Susan Holloway are to be commended for their attention to detail in the creation of the video for "You Bring the Summer." Here are some instrument-themed screenshots from it.
"Love's What I Want" is a bonus track on the Japanese CD release of Good Times!, which hit shelves in Japan yesterday. Written by Andy Partridge and produced by Andrew Sandoval, the song will also be available as a 7" (b/w another bonus track, "A Better World") when purchasing Good Times! on vinyl at Barnes & Noble this August.
UPDATE 3:30pm EST: Peter Thomas (of Elvis Costello & The Attractions) played drums on "Love's What I Want," despite not being officially credited.
Per Andrew Sandoval, the recording studio listed is incorrect.
Here's one part of many from the brand new video for "You Bring the Summer" that has Monkees fans talking. Watch as the animated Monkees transform into each of the first five album covers!
Be sure to take a moment to watch the excellent new video for "You Bring the Summer," which was directed by Michael Nesmith's son, Jonathan, and Susan Holloway. Jonathan and Susan also produced the video packages seen on the big screen during the 2014 Monkees Tour.
This article was originally published in the September 1967 issue of Monkee Spectacular.
Here's "Cuddly Toy" live in Japan in 1968:
And check out this version of "Cuddly Toy" by Ben Gibbard (who composed "Me & Magdalena" for The Monkees' new album, Good Times!) and Zooey Deschanel.
Here's a photo of Peter and Reine Stewart at an after-show party for Tiny Tim in Santa Monica, California that was sponsored by KHJ Radio. Also in attendance that evening were Dennis and Carl Wilson, Sally Field, Desi Arnaz Jr., and Jone Barbour, sister of Phyllis.
This article, as told by Marcia Strassman, was originally published in the December 1967 of Fave.