Ric Klein was Micky's stand-in and can be seen frequently in the background or as an extra on the TV series. He also acted as stage manager for The Monkees when the group was on tour. Ric was the best man when Micky married Samantha Juste in July 1968. He also co-wrote "Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye" with Micky, a song that appeared on The Monkees Present album in 1969. Ric passed away in the early 2000s.
In January 1989 on the 29th and 30th episodes of the Headquarters radio program, Ric was a guest of host Paris Stachtiaris. Ric talks about how he met Micky, his experiences with The Monkees, touring with the group, working on the television series, Samantha Juste, and much more. The shows also include some live material from the 1987 US tour and Monkees imitation recordings released at the height of Monkeemania in the 1960s.
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