Live at The Palais was released by Michael's company Pacific Arts in August 1978. Recorded in Melbourne at the Palais Theatre during a brief tour of Australia in 1977, the set reunites Nez with First National Band drummer John Ware. Notably, some of the songs on Live at The Palais featured new arrangements in comparison to their studio counterparts.
Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork performed at the Palais this past December during a stop on The Monkees' 50th Anniversary Tour.
The LP cover features a photo of Nez with his Black Gibson Les Paul custom guitar. This is the same guitar he played when The Monkees recorded "Pleasant Valley Sunday" in 1967, producing the classic riff that became the cornerstone of the song. The guitar was also seen on 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee during The Monkees' performance of "Listen to the Band," and again in 1969 when Micky, Davy, and Michael performed live on The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. Nez was last seen using the Les Paul with The Monkees at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in 1986.
Live at the Palais can be downloaded on iTunes or at Videoranch.
A big thanks to Ben Belmares who supplied the scans seen below:
Here's a photo that was posted yesterday on Davy's official Facebook page, one that I had never seen before! And don't forget to check out the Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart entry here at the Live Almanac which was recently updated with new quotes, information, and tour dates, courtesy of Andrew Sandoval and The Monkees' 50th Anniversary Tour program!
Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones (along with Micky's sister, Coco) performed a series of shows at New York City's Riverboat Cafe (in the Empire State Building) in 1977. Here's a photo from their April 17, 1977 concert, courtesy of Judith Supple Hadlock.
I'm fairly certain this photo was taken at Swingos Hotel while Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart were performing in Cleveland, Ohio at the Agora Theatre on June 10, 1976. Micky's arm is in a sling due to a hang gliding mishap.
Here's a photo of Davy performing at the Executive Inn in Buffalo, New York in September 1977...
A live recording of a Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart show, Concert in Japan (recorded on July 20, 1976 at Yubin Chokin Hall in Tokyo, Japan), was initially available only in Japan in 1981. The album was later distributed on compact disc in the United States in 1996. This is a poster that was included inside the Japanese album.
Thanks to Fred Velez who submitted this photo of a poster of Micky and Davy included inside the Japanese release of the Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart album.
On June 13, 1970, Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz were guests on Upbeat, a syndicated musical variety show produced in Cleveland, Ohio. No other details have ever surfaced about this particular television appearance.
Thanks to Fred Velez for sending in this clipping!
UPDATE 6/29/2019: David Spero, the son of Don Webster, who hosted Davy and Micky on Upbeat in Cleveland in 1970, recently left a comment on this post (as seen below in the comments section). "Upbeat was my Dad’s show," David wrote. "I remember this day well. It was a big deal to have the Monkees on. They did two songs, lip-synced. 'Oh My My' and 'Pleasant Valley Sunday.'" David also confirmed that the promo video for "Oh My My" was not screened during Davy and Micky's appearance.
I also spoke to David via email, and he provided more details to the Live Almanac regarding the status of any surviving footage. "Unfortunately, most of the tapes were reused due to the high cost of video tape. I don’t know of any [footage] of the Monkees that survived. Having them in the studio that day was as exciting as any other act that performed on the show. One of the few times we had to bring in extra security!"
Check out this photo that Michael recently shared on Facebook...anybody know when and where this was taken???
On November 28, 1970, Michael Nesmith and The First National Band performed at the WVOK Shower of Stars at the Birmingham Municipal Auditorium in Birmingham, Alabama.
Spec, published by 16 Magazine, covered the show in their August 1971 issue:
Here's a promotional handbill for the event:
Micky and Davy (along with Micky's sister, Coco) performed a series of shows at New York's Riverboat Cafe (in the Empire State Building) in 1977. Thanks to Irene for submitting her photos from the show to the Live Almanac!
This picture, taken at the Troubadour in Hollywood in September 1970, has been a part of the multimedia show during Micky and Peter's concerts this year. Micky shared the name of this impromptu group (with his sister Coco joining along) as DDT - Dolenz, Dolenz & Tork.
Andrew Sandoval documented this event in his book, The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the '60s TV Pop Sensation, writing that Fave magazine reported on the unannounced performance, saying it was "experimental" and "unique."
After Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart disbanded, Micky and Davy continued to work together and formed a new act that played clubs in 1977. Micky's sister, Coco, joined the duo on the road. Coco, of course, has been a part of The Monkees' touring band since 2012. Here's a promotional photo that Coco shared on her Facebook page from her days with Micky and Davy:
Not sure of a photo credit for this, but it's definitely from the Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart era.