Here's a video that was posted today on the YouTube channel of John Billings, who plays bass guitar in The Monkees' touring band. You'll see members of the crew along with Jonathan and Jessica Nesmith join The Monkees for the final song of the evening, "Pleasant Valley Sunday."
In perhaps one of the more bizarre gigs of their career, Micky and Davy are seen below in photos and video footage from circa 1975, right before the start of Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart. Keith Allison, a friend of Michael's from Texas who performed as a studio musician on several Monkees songs and was later a part of the Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart touring band, accompanies the duo. Thanks to Andrew Sandoval for confirming details about this event.
Micky and his ex-wife, Trina, are photographed on September 5, 1986 as they arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards. The Monkees performed "Daydream Believer" and "I'm a Believer" live on the broadcast that evening.
This is the picture sleeve for a 1968 Japanese promotional 7" flexi disc, featuring an interview with Davy Jones. Topics include the movie Head, the Monkees' television show, upcoming Monkees projects, Mike Nesmith, and the band's busy schedule.
Here's a wide-ranging conversation with Micky conducted by Kevin Pollak, who hosts a weekly internet chat show. The interview was originally aired right before the 2012 Monkees tour. Micky talks about a lot of topics, including his relationship with Harry Nilsson, The Beatles, "Randy Scouse Git," The Point; working with Davy in the 1970s, Head, Michael's return to The Monkees in 2012, Justus, architecture, Frank Zappa, his latest solo album, and much, much more.
Here's one from the Live Almanac's YouTube channel. The "Buddy Holly Tribute" single was released in 1974 on the MGM-related label, Romar. It features a medley of some of Holly's best known songs: "Peggy Sue"/"Every Day"/"Maybe Baby"/"That'll Be the Day."
The photo is of John Lennon, Anne Murray, Harry Nilsson, Alice Cooper, and Micky at the Troubadour Club in Los Angeles in 1974.
OK, Christmas and the New Year are OVER! That means we can crack on with this. I am chasing up the album cover today. I've also chased up via email the interview with Micky. Hopefully it will happen this month. I'll have a chat with Glen today about the booklet. Need to have a little conversation with someone who MAY have better source material...can't say too much about this at the mo. We are yay close. I am hoping we can get this record out by the end of March/start of April. Not long to go now. Just one final push and we are there.
This rare clip (courtesy of the Live Almanac's YouTube channel) features The Monkees on radio station KLEO promoting their concert at the Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas on May 10, 1969. They reference their backing band that year, Sam & The Goodtimers.