Hello, my name is Dylan and I'm 8 years old. I recreated the introduction to The Monkees TV show using my Legos, stuffed animals, Playmobil and other toys in my house. It's a fun song. I spent a lot of time preparing this video (my Dad helped a bit.) I hope you like it!
Fred Velez has uploaded rare video clips to YouTube, including Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart live at the Riverboat Cafe in New York City in 1976, along with footage of Micky and Davy at the Riverboat in 1977 (featuring their supporting band, The Laughing Dogs). Also featured is Peter Tork & The New Monks live in 1981. Thanks, Fred!
A big thanks to David Cox for giving the Live Almanac a heads up about a Glen Campbell music video that featured a Monkees reference. From David:
I found another hidden gem. Glen Campbell made a few great videos for his farewell album called 'Ghost on the Canvas.' Near the end of the video he is seen using the revered Gretsch Monkees model guitar. If that wasn't enough, a close look at some of the shots reveals it has been autographed by Micky Dolenz. Great artist, great song, and nice tip of the hat.
Remember, Glen Campbell was a session musician on several Monkees songs, including "Mary, Mary." You can see the Monkees Gretsch guitar starting at 2:42. Thanks, David!
This is a fun and interesting listen. Hear the backing tracks for "Randy Scouse Git," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "Love Is Only Sleeping" (early mix), "Papa Gene's Blues," "For Pete's Sake," "I'm a Believer," "You Just May Be the One," "Daydream Believer," "Sunny Girlfriend," "All of Your Toys," "We Were Made For Each Other" (Chip Douglas alternate version), "No Time," "Gonna Buy Me a Dog," and "Porpoise Song."
Humorist, writer, and all-around entertainment personality Stan Freberg guested on The Monkees television series during its first season in the classic episode "Monkee vs. The Machine." Late last year, Micky co-hosted a tribute to Freberg in Hollywood (footage which can be viewed below).
The Monkees experienced a resurgence in Japan in the early 1980s. As a result, three of The Monkees (Micky, Davy, and Peter) toured the country as solo acts in 1981 and 1982. The demand for The Monkees was so high that the television series was aired daily and original albums were re-released. The 1976 Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart album was also reissued, and here, courtesy of the Live Almanac's YouTube channel, you can see a commercial advertising it. (In the mid-1970s, former Monkees Dolenz and Jones teamed up with original Monkees tunesmiths Boyce & Hart to tour the world, record an album, and film a television special.)