This article, submitted by longtime friend of the Live Almanac Al Bigley (who is also co-host of the Texas Prairie Chicken Home Companion podcast), features a conversation with The Monkees during a West Coast promotional tour for their 1968 feature film, Head. Peggy King reports in the December 7, 1968 edition of the Oakland Tribune on The Monkees' feelings about the end of their NBC television series, including what King calls their "famous Flying Saucer episode," Michael Nesmith's ruminations of future Monkees activities, discussion of a double album (that never came to fruition), filming the TV special that became 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee, and more. A highly recommended read for Monkees fans!
This photo of The Monkees, previously seen on social media and various online outlets, was seemingly taken during this Oakland Tribune interview:
And don't forget to listen to the latest episode of the Texas Prairie Chicken Home Companion!
"Texas Prairie Chicken Home Companion" podcast interviews Jerry Blavat, Bob Rafelson's son in latest episode
Al Bigley and Alan Williams are back with a packed episode, speaking with Jerry Blavat, who guested on the second season episode "Some Like It Lukewarm," and Peter Rafelson, son of Monkees co-creator Bob Rafelson. Plus, the duo catch up with Jodi Ritzen who talks about the upcoming Dolenz/Nesmith 2020 tour, along with much more!
A candid Micky Dolenz appeared on national radio talk program The Larry King Show with guest host Becky Bailey in February 1987. Micky talks about The Monkees' revival, his acting career, an upcoming guest appearance on The Mike Hammer Show, and much more. Thanks to Al Bigley of the Texas Prairie Chicken Home Companion Podcast for uploading this rarely heard radio interview!
Al Bigley also conducts an entertaining interview with John Jorgenson (who played with Michael Nesmith in the 1990s, including the Live at the Britt Festival concert) on this episode of the Texas Prairie Chicken podcast:
Alan Williams and Al Bigley talk to Michael Nesmith about the upcoming concerts with the reconstituted First National Band in this interview on the Texas Prairie Chicken Home Companion podcast. Christian Nesmith and Circe Link join in on the fun, too. And on that note, Christian confirmed that he produced a Spanish version of "Me & Magdalena," sung by both Michael and Micky Dolenz, which currently sits in Rhino's vault. Enjoy!
Thanks to Al Bigley, co-host of the podcast, for the heads-up! You can listen to him and Alan Williams examine the original Monkees covers album and much, much more below:
Episode #4! How Could HEADQUARTERS Have Been Different? "You Just May Be The One" Re-Mix! Super-Rare 2000 "Daydream Believer" by Davy Jones!
Be sure to join Al Bigley and Alan Williams for the latest edition of their new Monkees podcast, and visit their website in the event you missed the first two episodes!
The Texas Prairie Chicken Home Companion is a new Monkees podcast, hosted by longtime fans Al Bigley and Alan Williams. Check out their inaugural effort below:
The Texas Prairie Chicken Home Companion is the latest in a line of Monkees podcasts and will be hosted by longtime Monkees fans Al Bigley and Alan Williams. Al designed the various Live Almanac website banners that you can find around this site, including the Halloween-themed image on the homepage. The Texas Prairie Chicken podcast will debut soon, but in the meantime, check out their blog and Facebook page. Best of luck to both Al and Alan!
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