Only a few seconds of video has ever surfaced for the clip filmed at Chicago's Fred Niles Studios (better known to Monkees fans as the Rainbow Room) for "Salesman," the lead-off track from The Monkees' fourth LP, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. Those shots, seen below, can be viewed in the second season episode "The Devil and Peter Tork."
I was hoping more footage had been unearthed for last year's Blu-ray set, but unfortunately, it seems nothing survives. The Rainbow Room sessions on August 2, 1967 were featured throughout many second season episodes, showcasing songs like "Randy Scouse Git," "Daydream Believer," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?" and more.
While on the subject, here's a Facebook post that reviews The Monkees' history at the Chicago site where they filmed several musical sequences for the second season of their televison show in the Rainbow Room. It later became home to Oprah Winfrey's talk show, of which Davy Jones was a guest in 1990.
Here's another screenshot from the new video for "You Bring the Summer," and Ken Mills added the Monkees logo to it! Don't forget to check out Ken and the gang over at Zilch: A Monkees Podcast.
Check out this great collection of photos of The Monkees in the Rainbow Room in Chicago in 1967, courtesy of Bethany Read:
FNB Redux Tour
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