On this day in 1967, The Monkees, with producer Chip Douglas at the helm, began recording the Nesmith-penned "Daily Nightly" along with "Love Is Only Sleeping." Both songs became key tracks on the group's fourth LP, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. Here's the entry for June 9, 1967 from Andrew Sandoval's book, The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the '60s TV Pop Sensation:
"Love Is Only Sleeping" was nearly issued as a single until someone thought the lyrics were a bit too suggestive for radio. The October 1967 issue of Monkees Monthly talked about the track's selection:
The following month Monkees Monthly reported on delayed tapes and the official sides of the next single, which turned out to be "Daydream Believer" and "Goin' Down."
Peter and Michael later recalled the Moog and the inspiration behind "Daily Nightly" with Rhino Records founder, Harold Bronson:
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