August 4: "A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock & Roll" @ Feinstein's / San Francisco, California
August 5: "A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock & Roll" @ Feinstein's / San Francisco, California
And Peter Tork is hosting Jimi Hendrix at his home...
This article, from the July/August 1997 issue of Experience Hendrix (The Official Jimi Hendrix Magazine), goes into depth on the pairing of The Monkees with the Jimi Hendrix Experience during The Monkees' 1967 summer tour. Featuring remarks from Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Chas Chandler (who managed Hendrix), and Dick Clark (who promoted the tour), it's one of the most detailed accounts of this unique period in Monkees history.
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.
Thanks to John Wilson for sending along an article from his personal archives about The Monkees and Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix, of course, opened for The Monkees on seven dates of their 1967 summer concert tour. This piece originally appeared in The Gainesville Sun in September 1990. (Hendrix played two dates with The Monkees in Florida that summer.)
Speaking of John, he recently acted as a guest author for the Live Almanac, writing about The Monkees and their place in the Los Angeles music scene of the 1960s. It received nearly 1,500 likes on Facebook before I recently updated the URL for this website, causing previous stats to be wiped. Thanks, John, for your contribution!
Recap: Monkees Farewell Tour
Dolenz sings Nesmith