Thanks much to Jeremy Maine who recently shared on Facebook this April 1969 article about Peter Tork's departure from The Monkees, including a photo from the filming of 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee (featuring Davy Jones with Rip Taylor):
The Chicago Tribune spotlights The Monkees' 1969 NBC television special, 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee:
Last week, Inside the Box examined The Monkees' 1969 NBC television special, 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee. And now, the ITMOD podcast takes a turn!
The soundtrack from The Monkees' 1969 NBC TV special has never been officially released (many of the master tapes are missing), but a bootleg of it (courtesy of Zilch Records) surfaced in the mid-1980s. I ordered a copy from Golden Treasures in Arkansas (does anyone remember this company?!) in the late '80s, and here's a scan of the front and back covers. I'll have to search online to see if Golden Treasures still operates - I received mail order catalogs from them probably until the late 1990s.
The Live Almanac would like to thank Ken Mills at "Zilch: A Monkees Podcast!" who recently interviewed Monkees archivist Andrew Sandoval and Rhino executive John Hughes. Andrew and John delivered a ton of news this Friday evening about a multitude of Monkees-related items, including updates about the Blu-ray package, Good Times!, and the 50th Anniversary Tour. You will hear Andrew and John talk about outtakes from both Head and 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee, and much, much more!
This piece comes from the January 4, 1969 issue of the British publication Record Mirror. In it, Brian Auger, who starred in The Monkees' 1969 television special 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee, discusses Peter's exit from the group. Thanks to Rosemary Reedman for submitting this clipping to the Live Almanac!
Rhino reveals full contents of limited edition Blu-ray box set; Release date moved from January 29 to April 29
*UPDATE: APRIL 14, 2016*
Rhino has announced a second delay regarding The Monkees' Blu-ray package, which now has a release date of June 27, 2016.
In an email this evening from Monkees.com, the following information regarding the upcoming release, The Monkees - The Complete Series on Blu-ray, was provided:
Full contents of THE MONKEES - THE COMPLETE SERIES
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