David Price was a friend of Mike's before The Monkees and was Davy's stand-in on The Monkees TV show. Beyond numerous cameos on the show as an extra, you can also spot David playing drums during "Little Darlin'" on the 1969 Monkees television special, 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee. Price was a constant companion of the group during the 1960s, and he recently made some comments on Facebook regarding Jimi Hendrix and The Monkees on tour in 1967. A big thanks to Kevin Schmid for passing this along to the Live Almanac!
In this video clip (circa late 1989/1990), MTV's Adam Curry spotlights an interview with Peter, who recalls his initial impressions of Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival as well as Jimi touring with The Monkees in the summer of 1967.
Michael talks about a lot of topics in this interview, including the movies Tapeheads, Square Dance, and Repo Man; The Monkees; his days at the Troubadour in the 1960s; Linda Ronstadt; hanging out with The Beatles; Jimi Hendrix; and much more. Michael's comments on The Beatles and Hendrix are a fun listen...those remarks start at 8:23.
Bassist Bobby Dick was a member of the 1960s music group, The Sundowners, who opened for The Monkees (along with Jimi Hendrix and Lynne Randell) on their 1967 summer tour. In this two-part interview from the Headquarters radio program (originally airing on August 18 and September 1, 1988), Bobby talks about his days with The Sundowners, touring with Jimi Hendrix, and what it was like being on the road with The Monkees in 1967.
This piece comes from Harold Bronson's book, Hey, Hey, We're The Monkees. For easier reading, click on each image to enlarge.
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