The Lewis & Clarke Expedition had several Monkees connections. John London, of course, was a friend of Michael's from the pre-Monkees days and later became Michael's stand-in during filming of The Monkees television series. John also played bass on a few Monkees songs and co-wrote "Don't Call On Me" with Nez, which appeared on Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. London became a member of the First National Band in 1970.
Michael Martin Murphey and Owen Castleman are responsible for the Monkees classic "What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?" (and Murphey later penned "Oklahoma Backroom Dancer" for the group).
The Lewis & Clarke Expedition recorded one album on The Monkees' label, Colgems, in 1967. The article below originally appeared in the December 1967 issue of Flip.