Alan Smith critiqued one of The Monkees' performances at Wembley in a July 1967 issue of the British music magazine New Musical Express.
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The review was recently reprinted in The History of Rock (1967), published by Uncut magazine. The issue contains a couple of different articles on The Monkees and features Jimi Hendrix on the cover. Copies are available at bookstores and online.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience was the opening act for the first seven dates of The Monkees' 1967 summer tour. Previous blog posts about Jimi and The Monkees can be found in the archives.
David Pearl was a friend of Mike's from Texas who eventually moved to California and immediately became involved in the Monkees project. Through Nez, Pearl became Peter's stand-in on The Monkees' television show and was often seen as an extra on many of the episodes. He also became very good friends with Davy. This article comes from the November 1967 issue of 16 Magazine.
Arriving in London on June 28, 1967, The Monkees held their first group press conference before the shows at Wembley. Five concerts were played there between June 30 and July 2 in front of audiences of 10,000 at each show. Below is newly released footage of the group's arrival in London and of the press conference, seen in color for the first time (to my knowledge). Thanks to Iain Lee for the heads up!
Here's some items from the Live Almanac's archive covering The Monkees on tour in England in 1967:
This article was originally published in the July 1969 issue of Monkees Monthly. It covers Micky's visit to Hyde Park, The Monkees expressing sympathy for The Rolling Stones, partying with Keith Moon and George Harrison, and more.
David Price was a friend of Mike's before The Monkees and was Davy's stand-in on The Monkees TV show. Beyond numerous cameos on the show as an extra, you can also spot David playing drums during "Little Darlin'" on the 1969 Monkees television special, 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee. Price was a constant companion of the group during the 1960s, and he recently made some comments on Facebook regarding Jimi Hendrix and The Monkees on tour in 1967. A big thanks to Kevin Schmid for passing this along to the Live Almanac!