This article was originally published in the December 1967 issue of 16 Magazine. Click each image to enlarge:
Lance Wakely was a friend of Peter's from his days in Greenwich Village before The Monkees. He later was featured as a session musician on some of Peter's early 1968 recordings, contributing guitar and bass to such recordings as "Lady's Baby," "Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again," and "Tear the Top Right Off My Head."
Samantha Juste reports on The Monkees in London in 1967: Live at Wembley, Partying with The Beatles, and more
In the May 1967 issue of 16 Magazine, it was reported that Mike provided a unique gift to a fan attending one of The Monkees' earliest concerts:
David Pearl takes you behind the scenes of the second official Monkees concert (and New Year's Eve 1966)
The Monkees played their first full-length live concert on December 3, 1966 at the Honolulu International Centre Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. Their next show occurred in Denver, Colorado on December 26. In this article (from the May 1967 issue of 16 Magazine) David Pearl examines that second date along with the group's other concerts in late 1966.
Pearl was a friend of Mike Nesmith's from Texas who eventually moved to California and immediately became involved in the Monkees project. Through Nez, he was selected as 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. Pearl traveled with the group while on tour, and in 1969 co-managed the trio of Micky, Davy and Mike.
The artwork of Neko Cholis, photographed in the article above, was featured on several different Monkees releases.
This photo of Micky was taken at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. Micky has previously discussed his Native American heritage, and how it even played a role in his song "Mommy and Daddy."
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