This photo comes from the final issue of Monkees Monthly, an item that has eluded my collection for many years. I'd like to send a big thank you to longtime Monkees collector (and author) Ed Reilly for scanning the entire issue for me.
(From the September 1969 issue of Monkees Monthly)
Here's the latest from Iain Lee and 7a Records, which was posted on Facebook earlier today:
Sorry again for the silence. Shh, I'm actually away on holiday and I'm stealing wi-fi...anyway...SO MANY GOOD THINGS HAPPENING and unfortunately I can't tell you about much of it at the moment.
Firstly, Micky Dolenz The MGM Singles Collection is being readied for digital release. The final stock of the vinyl records get shipped next month and then that is (probably - please don't be angry if we release more) it. The digital download will have a few bonus tracks including the full interview I conducted with Micky for the project, me being interviewed by Amanda Nazario for radio station WFMU discussing the project and a few different versions of one of the songs.
The CD release is still not definite but looking healthier each day.
Glenn has found a real holy grail for Dolenz collectors...something that I can guarantee NONE OF YOU HAVE HEARD. I can't say any more than that as we haven't received it yet and also we need to secure the rights to release it once we do. Could take a while.
The next release is looking very likely to be a Bobby Hart CD. Bobby has been impressed with the work we've done with Micky and we are discussing exactly how to proceed. He's digging out some master tapes for us and we are looking at how to convert these (if anyone can help....). And finally, for now, we had a great meeting with someone very close to Davy. Again, don't want to say any more as anything is a long way off but we got on very well, had a great couple of hours chatting and it...well...let's just keep our fingers crossed.
Thanks for all of your support so far on our first record. The love and support has been absolutely overwhelming. We are really onto something very special here and 7a Records is looking like we might be able to what no other record company has managed in terms of releases...primarily because Glenn and I are huge fans and are not doing this to make a profit.
Despite some technical difficulties, yesterday afternoon's live performance by Circe Link, Christian Nesmith, and special guest Micky Dolenz was energetic and entertaining. I live-tweeted the event, so check the site's account for set list details and more!