Thanks to our friends at MonkeeBootlegs, here's another version of the silent 8mm film footage taken during the promotional event in Del Mar, California on September 11, 1966. The Monkees premiered on NBC on the following day.
The Monkees met winners of a radio station contest on the beach in Del Mar, which was renamed 'Clarksville' by the city's mayor for that day's event. Afterwards, The Monkees traveled by train with the winners back to Los Angeles. They perform in one of the train cars with a set that included "Papa Gene's Blues." This marked one of the first times The Monkees played as a live act.
For more information, check out the 1966 Promotional Tour page here at the Live Almanac.
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