This article by Ric Klein, a friend of The Monkees and Micky's stand-in on the group's television series, was originally published in the February 1969 issue of Flip.
Davy's song "Smile" was recorded in Hollywood in May 1968. The backing track featured Neil Young on guitar along with members of the Wrecking Crew. It remained unreleased until first appearing on Rhino's 1995 compact disc reissue of Instant Replay.
Keith Altham wrote for Britain's New Musical Express and later represented some of the biggest names in rock. Here, in the November 1967 issue of Flip, Altham covers The Monkees' visit to England in late June/early July 1967. (UPDATE: Read Part 2 of this article.)
I'm fairly certain this photo was taken during The Monkees' visit to Paris in June 1967.
Ric Klein reports on The Monkees' 1967 summer tour: Brian Jones, The Beatles, Wembley, Jimi Hendrix, and more
Ric Klein was Micky's stand-in on The Monkees television show and can be seen frequently in the background or as an extra on the series. Ric also acted as stage manager for The Monkees when the group was on tour in the '60s, and was the best man when Micky married Samantha Juste in July 1968. He co-wrote "Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye" with Micky, too, a song that appeared on The Monkees Present album in 1969.
The Monkees performed five shows in front of packed houses at Wembley Pool in London in late June/early July 1967. In the article below, check out Michael's comments on how he thinks The Monkees TV program will live on, The Beatles, and his thoughts on the "Valleri"/"Tapioca Tundra" single.
These photos come from the last time all four Monkees would gather in the same recording studio until the sessions for Justus in 1996. The group recorded "Ditty Diego," a parody of the theme song to their television show, for the soundtrack to their first and only feature film, Head.
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