Last night The Monkees appeared in Lincoln, Oregon at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Peter and Micky performed "Me & Magdalena" for the first time without Michael. It's a little rough around the edges, but will likely continue to be a highlight in the duo's live set:
Thanks to JD McCutcheon of Monkee45s for sharing this with the Live Almanac!
Carl Cafarelli is the co-host of "This is Rock 'n' Roll Radio" on Sunday nights from 9pm to Midnight ET. He previously contributed to Goldmine magazine from 1986-2006 and has written liner notes for many album releases, including the Rhino Records compilation Poptopia! Power Pop Classics Of The '90s. Carl recently shared a series of articles on The Monkees, and they appear below. Thanks for the heads up, Carl!
"Dave & Dave Unchained" is a Van Halen-themed podcast co-hosted by Dave Marcone. Dave contacted the Live Almanac this week about an interview they conducted with Buddy Blanchard, the lead singer of a Van Halen tribute band called Romeo Delight. He also happens to be the brother-in-law of Micky Dolenz. In the duo's latest podcast, Blanchard talks about Micky at the 52:20 mark. Thanks to Dave for the heads up!
“‘The Monkees’ was about, ‘We’ll get along, and be happy.’ And we represent that, even on stage. As entertainers, that’s our job. And it’s a very good job, if you ask me.”
September 16, 2016: Michael Nesmith’s final performance with The Monkees at the Pantages in Los Angeles, California. Megan and Craig review the show and discuss their feelings in the aftermath.
In Michael's latest Facebook post, he takes a moment to highlight the music video for "You Bring the Summer," the second single from The Monkees' new album, Good Times! It was directed by Michael's son, Jonathan, and Susan Holloway.
Ann Moses was the editor of Tiger Beat from 1966 – 1972, writing countless stories about The Monkees during their heyday. Ann also acted as Hollywood Correspondent to Britain's New Musical Express from 1968 - 1971. She has visited with The Monkees backstage during their most recent tours, and had the opportunity to interview Monkees archivist and tour producer Andrew Sandoval before Micky and Michael performed in Phoenix, Arizona last week. Andrew talks about The Monkees' 50th Anniversary, the current tour, and much more. Be sure to visit Ann on the web, too!
On the eve of Michael Nesmith’s final scheduled live performance with The Monkees, Megan and Craig meet up on the west coast to chat about Papa Nez – his levels of involvement (and non-involvement) with The Monkees post-reunion, his return in 2012, his absence on the stage in 2016 and the fanbase reaction to such.
Happy belated birthday to Monkees touring bassist John Billings, who celebrated the big 5-0 this past Friday in Los Angeles before The Monkees took the stage at the Pantages Theatre. Video is courtesy of his fellow band member, Dave Alexander.
Live in 2021