The most recent Live Almanac poll asks Monkees fans to select their two favorite songs from the recent 7a Records release, Micky Dolenz: The MGM Singles Collection. Being a fan of Micky's early 1970s singles myself, I was thrilled with this release - the first time Micky's MGM era singles had been officially collected. On top of that, the songs were sourced from the original master recordings. One track that got my vote was the 1972 single "Unattended in the Dungeon," written by Bobby Jones and produced by Michael Lloyd, who also produced the three 1986 Monkees reunion songs. The video below for "Unattended" features inferior audio, but it sounds much better on the MGM Singles Collection, which is available on vinyl, iTunes, and soon, compact disc!
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Jon Andersen directed two Monkees episodes, "The Christmas Show" and "The Wild Monkees," and was assistant director for a multitude of episodes throughout the first and second seasons, and for the movie Head.
Last evening, Micky and his band performed at Mohegan Sun Wolf Den in Uncasville, Connecticut. Thanks to Rob Pattison for submitting the evening's set list:
Mary, Mary Steppin' Stone That Was Then, This Is Now She Words Sometime in the Morning D.W. Washburn Last Train to Clarksville Purple Haze Johnny B. Goode Crying in the Rain (Micky and Coco)
Different Drum (Coco) The Girl I Knew Somewhere Daydream Believer A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You Sugar, Sugar Oh! Darling Goin' Down White Rabbit (Coco) Pleasant Valley Sunday Good Lovin' I'm a Believer
The July 1995 issue of Television Chronicles magazine featured an extensive article written by Bill Groves about The Monkees television series, and also included an interview with legendary rock and Monkees photographer Henry Diltz.
A photo from this session appeared in the 1969 Monkees tour program: