Live Almanac reader Andrew Lenahan recently acquired a Headquarters LP at a thrift store, and inside was a ticket stub from The Monkees' appearance at the Hollywood Bowl! The Monkees performed in front of a sold-out audience of over 17,000 at the historic venue on June 9, 1967. Just one day after this triumph, the group recorded "Pleasant Valley Sunday" at RCA Hollywood.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Monkees' performance at the Hollywood Bowl on June 9, 1967, the group's official Facebook page posted these wonderful images by Henry Diltz.
The Monkees performed in front of a sold-out audience of over 17,000 at the historic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California on June 9, 1967. Just five days earlier, The Monkees had attended the 19th Primetime Emmy Awards where the group's television series took home two awards, including 'Outstanding Comedy Series.'
After this concert, The Monkees recorded "Pleasant Valley Sunday" in the studio, which became their smash hit during the Summer of Love.
During The Monkees' June 9, 1967 appearance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Micky broke protocol and took a leap into the reflecting pool in front of the stage during the show.
The reflecting pool was removed in 1972. According to HollywoodBowl.com, the pool was 106 feet long, 36 feet wide and 6 feet deep, with a capacity of 100,000 gallons of water.
This article, from the September 1967 issue of Teen Screen, examines The Monkees at the Hollywood Bowl on June 9, 1967 (as well as the after-show party). The author, Bruce Barbour, was Mike Nesmith's brother-in-law as well as Mike's stand-in on The Monkees during the second season.
Micky Dolenz dives into the reflecting pool during The Monkees' June 9, 1967 performance at the Hollywood Bowl:
These photographs were taken by Henry Diltz during the group's June 1967 appearance at the Hollywood Bowl:
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