In 1977, Micky and Davy appeared on Our Show in England to promote their joint appearance in Harry Nilsson's play, "The Point," at London's Mermaid Theatre.
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Thanks to Psycho Jello who recently found this photo on Facebook. Peter joined Micky and Davy onstage at Hollywood's Starwood Club on March 24, 1977.
I'm guessing this photo was taken sometime during the late 1970s. Anyone know the exact date and location?
British broadcaster and longtime Monkees fan Iain Lee is working on an upcoming vinyl/digital release centered around Micky's MGM singles in the early 1970s. Earlier today, Iain shared a previously unseen 1973 Henry Diltz photograph of Micky with Chip Douglas and Red Rhodes (who, of course, was a member of Michael's First National Band).
Here's Iain message from Facebook:
Thanks so much everyone for sharing this page and encouraging people to come and look and like and join.
I did promise that when we reached 1,000 likers I would post a never before seen pic from the collection of renowned rock photographer and Monkee friend Henry Diltz.
Henry and Gary Strobl have been incredibly generous and are allowing Glenn and myself to use, I think, 13 previously unseen pics of Micky from the early 70's. These will be on the back cover, the inside of the gatefold and in the 8 page booklet as well as a few other treasures (mustn't give TOO much away).
So, here you go. No one has EVER seen this before. It's a pic taken on March 16th, 1973 at Gold Star Studios and shows Chip Douglas, Micky and Red Rhodes. A pretty magical trio.
We've got more great pics and surprises. We still don't have a release date but it SHOULD be out by the summer. There are a few things that Glenn and I are chasing. We were about to press in January and then something cropped up. Also, I am interviewing Micky in the next couple of weeks (sadly over the phone) for this and the Keep Off My Grass project.
Do keep sharing this page and posting on it.
Thanks for your support and patience.
In perhaps one of the more bizarre gigs of their career (most likely in California), Micky and Davy are seen below in photos and video footage from circa 1975, right before the start of Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart. Keith Allison, a friend of Michael's from Texas who performed as a studio musician on several Monkees songs and was later a part of the Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart touring band, accompanies the duo. Thanks to Andrew Sandoval for confirming details about this event.
"Rainy Jane" was released on Davy's 1971 album for Bell Records and became a modest chart hit that year. Below is a demo for the song, courtesy of the Live Almanac's YouTube channel. The picture in the video (and below) is a promotional image used by Bell to promote Davy and the album during that time period.
Issued in 1973, Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash was Michael's sixth album of his post-Monkees solo career and the last one for RCA Records. The album is available for purchase at Videoranch and can also be downloaded on iTunes.
"Some of Shelly's Blues" was originally completed by Nez in Nashville in 1968 while still a member of The Monkees. It appears on Ranch Stash in a newly recorded version.
If you look closely at the cover of the album, you'll see in small print the words "Buy This Record."
A big thanks to Ben Belmares for supplying the scans of the back cover and the gatefold!
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