In the February 1969 issue of Monkees Monthly, a couple of readers posed questions about Micky and Michael's messages found on the back cover of The Monkees' fifth album, The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees:
Here's Michael's message on the back of the LP, signed "Carlisle Wheeling":
Michael attempted several versions of the song "Carlisle Wheeling" during various Monkees sessions in 1967 and 1968. The song, however, was never issued on a Monkees album or collection until Rhino Records released Missing Links in 1988:
Nez later tackled the song with The First National Band and ultimately included it on their 1970 album Loose Salute:
Another fan asked about Micky's inscription of "MIJACOGEO":
Here's Micky's message on the back of the Birds LP:
In his youth, Micky's family had a dog named Mijacogeo. Coco Dolenz explained his name in the June 1968 issue of Fave, which was the subject of much family debate:
"We talked a long time on what to name him, and we just couldn't agree! Finally, Micky suggested 'Let's name him a combination of all our names!' So here's how Dad figured it out. The entire name is the dog's name, and the capital letters are the letters from our names: MI (is for Micky), JA (for Janelle, my mother), CO (for Coco, me of course), and GEO (for George, my father)! So the poor puppy's outasite name turned out to be MI-JA-CO-GEO, Mijacogeo!"
"Mijacogeo" was also one of two titles attributed to the last episode of The Monkees television series, also known as "The Frodis Caper."
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