This episode of Headquarters also includes a live solo version of "I'll Spend My Life With You" by Peter, "Pleasant Valley Sunday" with Nez at the Greek Theatre in 1986, a live performance by Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart of "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight," and a Christmas song by The New Monkees!
Be sure to check out the recent blog post about Bill and his years spent working with The Monkees.
"The funny thing was our band was beer drinkers. It was very weird that the bands with all the bad reputations were beer drinkers, and then the Mamas and the Papas, Jackson Browne, everybody else was doing heroin. It was just the opposite of what you thought it would be. The Monkees were always on acid. We drank Budweiser." [Laughs]
"I totally got what the Sex Pistols were doing. The Sex Pistols were as close to The Monkees as anything else. They auditioned to be in that band, the way Monkees did. And Johnny got that. He says, 'Hey, we're put together. We're not just a band that got together in an alley somewhere. Malcolm [McLaren] put us together as the new Monkees, only we're the punk Monkees.' I got that. Then when I heard their album, I said, 'Great album.' And The Monkees did good albums, too."
Party time in Hollywood, 1974: John Lennon, Anne Murray, Harry Nilsson, Alice Cooper, and Micky