Thanks to John Wilson for sending along an article from his personal archives about The Monkees and Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix, of course, opened for The Monkees on seven dates of their 1967 summer concert tour. This piece originally appeared in The Gainesville Sun in September 1990. (Hendrix played two dates with The Monkees in Florida that summer.)
Speaking of John, he recently acted as a guest author for the Live Almanac, writing about The Monkees and their place in the Los Angeles music scene of the 1960s. It received nearly 1,500 likes on Facebook before I recently updated the URL for this website, causing previous stats to be wiped. Thanks, John, for your contribution!