Nez demoed "Propinquity," a song he wrote for his first wife, Phyllis, in 1966:
He later recorded it during the famed Nashville sessions in 1968, but this version remained in the Monkees vaults until its appearance in 1996 on Missing Links Volume Three:
The song was given its first official release in 1971 on The First National Band's third album, Nevada Fighter:
A reworked version appeared on Live at the Palais in 1978:
Finally, this performance of "Propinquity" is taken from Live at the Britt Festival, a video and compact disc recorded on June 19, 1992 at the Britt Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon:
Andrew Sandoval covered the November 19, 1968 event in his book, The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the '60s TV Pop Sensation:
David Price was Davy's stand-in on The Monkees TV show. Beyond numerous cameos on the series as an extra, David traveled with The Monkees on tour and acted as one of the group's confidants during their original heyday.
Here's a photo of Peter and Reine Stewart at an after-show party for Tiny Tim in Santa Monica, California that was sponsored by KHJ Radio. Also in attendance that evening were Dennis and Carl Wilson, Sally Field, Desi Arnaz Jr., and Jone Barbour, sister of Phyllis.
Bruce Barbour became Mike Nesmith's brother-in-law after Nesmith married his sister, Phyllis, in 1963. Barbour was also Mike's stand-in on The Monkees TV show (during its second season) and while filming the group's 1968 feature film, Head. Barbour went on to become a respected Hollywood stunt man.
This article, covering the trip Mike and Phyllis made to London in early February 1967, comes from my collection and was originally published in the July 1967 issue of In magazine. Click each image to enlarge...
This article was originally published in the April 1968 issue of Tiger Beat. Check out the photos of a young Christian Nesmith!
This article was originally published in the October 1967 issue of Monkee Spectacular.