Stanley Ralph Ross was a writer, actor, voice-over artist, and songwriter who began his career in advertising in Los Angeles. He went on to write for various television shows like The Monkees, Batman, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., All in the Family, and Columbo, and developed Wonder Woman for television with Douglas S. Cramer. Ross also wrote (and directed) the iconic opening segment to ABC's Wide World of Sports. His songwriting career resulted in over 200 compositions, collaborating with artists such as Henry Mancini. Stanley wrote two episodes of The Monkees during its second season: "Monkees Marooned" and "The Wild Monkees."
In this 1990 interview with Paris Stachtiaris and John Di Maio, Stanley Ralph Ross recalls a request he made to Bob Rafelson which led to him writing for The Monkees, his varied career in Hollywood, and much more.
(Note: Unfortunately, you will hear gaps between each track while listening to this particular episode of "Headquarters." For reasons unbeknownst to me, I was once again unable to get the "Join CD Tracks" option in iTunes to work, which allows me to upload the audio as one continuous file without gaps. I had this same issue when I worked on the interview with Joey Baio this past December, but the Michael G. Bush files in January burned correctly with no gaps. All previous uploads have come off without a hitch. Weird!)
Monkees Farewell Tour