I've received quite a few emails about Samantha Juste...so here's another post in her memory.
This article originally appeared in the August 1969 issue of Monkees Monthly. Samantha covers a lot of ground, including discussions about why the group's television show stopped production, the 1969 tour, Micky as a guitarist, her personal business endeavors, the state of Monkee business in '69, Phyllis Nesmith, and more.
During the 1967 Monkees summer tour, Micky, Davy, Peter, Henry Diltz, Stephen Stills, and Samantha Juste visited an Indian reservation in Wisconsin. This article comes from the December 1967 issue of Monkee Spectacular. (For more about this trip, click here.)
Goodbye to ‘the girl in yellow dress’: Iconic 1960s model's death a reminder of the risks of stroke in women
From Micky's Facebook page comes this sad news:
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Samantha Dolenz, today, February 5th, 2014.
She suffered a major stoke on Sunday night whilst asleep and never recovered.
She will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends.
Check out this video that talks about the wild party days in Laurel Canyon, California in the 1960s with Micky, Peter, Mama Cass Elliott, Harry Nilsson, Eric Clapton, Brian Wilson, John Lennon and more. (Be sure to watch the entire video as there is Monkees content throughout.) Micky, Henry Diltz and Samantha Juste are featured sharing their recollections of the time period. You'll also see Micky show off some 'basement tapes' from his personal collection that preserves some of the jamming that occurred at his house during this era.
During the 1967 Monkees summer tour, Micky flew to Wisconsin to visit an Indian Reservation. He was accompanied by Samantha Juste. For more about this trip, click here.
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A private memorial was recently held in Los Angeles, California at the home of Samantha Juste (Micky's first wife) to remember Davy Jones. All of the surviving Monkees attended, as well as family and friends. (All photos are by Nurit Wilde.)