David Pearl was a friend of Michael Nesmith's from Texas who eventually moved to California and immediately became involved in the Monkees project. Through Nez, Pearl became Peter Tork's stand-in on the television show and was often seen as an extra on many episodes of The Monkees. He also became good friends with Davy Jones and went on to co-manage the group throughout 1969. His last appearance at a Monkees event was in August 1988 at the Chicago, Illinois convention. David currently works in Texas as a recording engineer.
In the summer of 1988, David was a guest of Paris Stachtiaris and John Di Maio on the Headquarters radio program on WBAU-FM New York. David talks about his experiences with The Monkees, touring with the group (including some interesting stories about the 1969 tour), working on the television show, and much more.