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.
An Evening With The Monkees 2020