Los Angeles radio station KHJ staged a promotional event for The Monkees before their television series debuted on September 12, 1966. A contest was held to meet The Monkees. Contest winners rode on a train to the coastal town of Del Mar, California, which had been renamed 'Clarksville' for the day by the town's mayor. Landing on the beach in two helicopters and dressed in their signature double-breasted shirts, the band met approximately 400 winners of KHJ's radio contest. After the event, the group traveled by train with the contest winners back to Los Angeles. On one of the train cars, The Monkees gave their first true live public performance.
This is a rare radio advertisment for the event!
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