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What We Know About The New Monkees Album

2016 is the fiftieth anniversary of the Monkees’ first single, and of their TV show, and so a whole set of events have been planned by Rhino Records, the owners of the Monkees’ trademarks and catalogue. Some of these (notably … Continue reading

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The Monkees at Hammersmith

So along with being ill and trying (and largely failing) to finish up California Dreaming (though that will be done Real Soon Now — it really is just a matter of pulling stuff together, and it’s a matter of days, … Continue reading

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California Dreaming: You And I

Davy Jones invented grunge. Even before Peter Tork left the Monkees in late 1968, the writing was on the wall for the band. The hits were drying up, the TV show was gone, and most of the band members were … Continue reading

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California Dreaming: Daddy’s Song

The Monkees were at a crossroads in their career. The second series of their TV show had been just as popular as the first, but as with the records, they’d wanted more control, and so by the last episode Micky … Continue reading

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California Dreaming: Different Drum

The Stone Poneys had broken up several times. The Stone Poneys had started out as a folk group, focussing equally on their three members; Linda Ronstadt on vocals, and guitarist/vocalists Bobby Kimmel and Kenny Edwards. But the band had been … Continue reading

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