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:
Taken from the 7a Records release 'Micky Dolenz - The MGM Singles Collection,' Daybreak is a great solo record from the former Monkee.
Written and produced by Harry Nilsson, Daybreak is a lost classic surely ranks up there as one of the great singles from the 70s.
This rare promotional video is directed by Micky and features a guest cameo from Harry Nilsson himself. It has been lovingly restored by film archivist Robert Reinstein. Many thanks, Robert!
Micky Dolenz - The MGM Singles Collection is a limited edition vinyl release on the 7a Records label. It comes in a beautiful gatefold sleeve and has a 12 page booklet that has over a dozen previously unseen pics from the legendary rock photographer Henry Diltz.
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."