I'd like to highly recommend the latest issue of Record Collector, featuring The Monkees on the cover and available for purchase through the magazine's website, and also as a download to the 'Newsstand' app on your iPad. To everyone in the United States and outside of the UK - this is a British magazine, and it might be tough to locate!
There are four articles in total about The Monkees, combining for eleven pages in the issue. The first two pieces were written by longtime Monkees fan and British broadcaster Iain Lee, who is the co-producer of the new vinyl LP set celebrating Micky's early 1970s singles on MGM Records. "Daydream Achiever" is a fascinating look behind how the MGM Singles Collection came to fruition:
Iain's companion piece focuses on his favorite Monkees bootlegs, including The Monkees Live in Japan 1968 and Peter Tork Live at CBGB's:
Next up is "The Byrds, The Beatles And The Monkees," written by Beatles author Spencer Leigh:
Finally, noted music writer Ken Sharp examines The Monkees in "From Puppets To A Band With A Porpoise."