Monkees

Happy birthday to Michael Dolenz, born on 8th March 1945, singer and drummer with The Monkees who had the 1967 UK & US No.1 single ‘I’m A Believer’ plus 10 US & 8 UK Top 40 singles. Dolenz is now a actor, television director, radio personality and theatre director. https://youtu.be/ZcXpKiY2MXE The Monkees – Last Train […]

5th Nov 1966, The Monkees were at the top of the Billboard singles chart with ‘Last Train To Clarksville’, the group’s first No. 1. Bobby Hart who co-wrote the song got the idea for the lyrics when he turned on the radio and heard the end of The Beatles' 'Paperback Writer'. He thought Paul McCartney […]

The Monkees released their first single “Last Train to Clarksville” on Aug. 16, 1966. The song, which was written by the songwriting duo Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, has been compared to The Beatles’s “Paperback Writer”, particularly the “jangly” guitar sound, the chord structure, and the vocal harmonies. The Beatles song had been number one […]

The Monkees were scheduled to play in Detroit on July 29, 1967. The show had to be cancelled until Aug.13th because of rioting in Detroit. Here is a picture that is pretty self-explanitory. 1967 was the ‘Summer of Love’ in San Francisco. Not so much in other parts of the U.S. We will ask if […]

Jimi Hendrix opening for The Monkees 51 years ago today. When Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork of The Monkees saw The Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967, they decided they wanted The Experience to open for them on their upcoming tour. July 8, 1967 was the first date of the […]

8th July 1967, The Monkees began a 29-date tour with The Jimi Hendrix Experience as support act. Hendrix was dropped after six shows after being told his act was not suitable for their teenybopper audience. More on Hendrix: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/jimi_hendrix Read it here


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