A big thanks to former Monkee Business Fanzine editor Maggie McManus for all of her years (25 of them!) of dedication and hard work! Maggie published MBF from 1977-2002, a quarterly publication that featured all the latest about The Monkees and their individual careers, as well as original articles, news, and much more. Each member of The Monkees would speak personally to Maggie, making it the most reputable source for Monkees information, before and after the 1986 revival of the group.
I briefly met Maggie in New Jersey at a Davy Jones book signing in 1988. Years later she was kind enough to extend a backstage pass to me at a 2001 Monkees concert, and I was happy to be able to say hello and thanks to her in Atlantic City in 2011 and Philadelphia in 2012.
More vintage MBF articles will be featured shortly here on the Live Almanac's blog.