Year of the Monkees: How the once-maligned “Pre-fab Four” came out on top — and cemented their legacy
A big thanks to Brian Marchese (host of the "Where's That Sound Coming From?" podcast) for scanning this candid interview with Michael Nesmith from the January 1974 issue of ZigZag, a long-defunct British rock music publication.
Michael later performed at the Amazing ZigZag Concert that was held at The Roundhouse in London on April 28, 1974 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the magazine. The entire show, including Michael's performance with Red Rhodes, was released as part of a box set in 2010.
Here's audio of Michael and Red's set, courtesy of Alan Williams of the Texas Prairie Chicken Home Companion podcast:
On August 19, a Monkees tribute album led by Scott McCaughey and featuring members of R.E.M. and The Smithereens was released.
Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork talk about Good Times!, stage gear, and more in a three page interview in the latest issue of Guitar Player.
(Micky appears at the 2 hour 39 minute mark.)
And here's Micky on the BBC Radio 4 program Loose Ends.
Does anyone know if this is Gloria Stavers in the photos with Davy and Peter? She was the editor of 16 during The Monkees' heyday.
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