Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith closed out the US leg of "The Mike & Micky Show" tour on Saturday evening in St. Charles, Missouri. Here's a review (with photos) from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, followed by the night's set list.
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Legendary Wrecking Crew member Hal Blaine played drums on a number of Monkees songs in the 1960s, including "Papa Gene's Blues," "Mary, Mary," and "Someday Man." He passed away on Monday at age 90.
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Fast forward to :41 of this 1987 appearance by The Monkees on The Sally Jessy Raphael Show to hear Peter quickly, and comically, recall his days at Carleton College:
Flashback: The Monkees’ Peter Tork Sings a Gleeful ‘Your Auntie Grizelda’ in 2015 by Angie Martoccio
There are no words right now...heart broken over the loss of my Monkee brother, Peter Tork.
I am heartbroken.
In the early 1970s, Micky Dolenz recorded five singles on MGM Records and its subsidiaries. The October 16, 1971 issue of Cashbox noted Micky's affiliation with the label for his first post-Monkees releases:
James Frawley was a monumental figure in the success of The Monkees televison show, directing 28 episodes of the series. In 1967, he won an Emmy for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for "The Royal Flush." He was nominated again a year later for another episode, "The Devil and Peter Tork."
Frawley appeared on The Monkees several times over, including the second season episode "Monkees Blow Their Minds" as 'Rudy Bayshore' and as himself in "The Monkees in Paris." He also voiced the dummy 'Mr. Schneider' along with other uncredited voiceovers. His success continued after working with The Monkees, producing and directing numerous television shows and movies, including The Muppet Movie in 1979. Jim died in Arizona on Tuesday at age 82.
Here is a list of Monkees episodes that were directed by Jim Frawley:
Micky Dolenz remembered Frawley in a post on Facebook:
Last week, Micky Dolenz performed a series of sold-out performances at Avalon Theatre at Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Check out a report from the show along with some photos:
You can view Micky's set list from these shows here and here, thanks to Scott Catton. You'll note that Micky performed "Kicks," a track The Monkees covered during their 1986 recording sessions for Then & Now...The Best of The Monkees. Micky added the song to his solo show in 2018.
Michael Nesmith, along with Pete Finney on pedal steel, continue their mini-tour tomorrow evening at the famed Troubadour in West Hollywood, California as they highlight Michael's 1972 album, And The Hits Just Keep On Comin'. Here's a review of opening night in Seattle:
And don't forget about Michael's recent conversation with the Los Angeles Times:
Finally, thanks to Tracy Robison for sharing his video footage of Nez and Pete from the second stop of their tour in Grants Pass, Oregon at the Rogue Theater: