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Re: The Monkees
« Reply #160 on: September 16, 2014, 01:42:47 AM »

I love "I'm A Believer", "Last Train To Clarksville" and "Pleasant Valley Sunday" among others but a real gem which rarely gets a mention is "The Girl I Knew Somewhere". Brilliant pop song.


When I asked Peter Tork to sign an autograph for my sister, I explained to him that she was 11 and 12 years old when The Monkees aired on TV and that she watched every episode completely transfixed.  I told him that I was 16 and 17 and watched it too but enjoyed watching how their songs evolved.  I remember telling him that I went to see Head twice in the theater.  We discussed the "black box" for a while too.  When I said so long to him, I said "It was such a pleasure talking with you, Mr. Thorkelson."  He gave me a smile I'll never forget as he shook my hand.



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The Monkees - The Girl I Knew Somewhere

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« Reply #161 on: September 16, 2014, 01:53:32 AM »

On Peter Tork, George I recall was very impressed with his banjo playing for one.



Peter Tork - Banjo Solo (Rare - Wonderwall Soundtrack Recording)




The Monkees - What Am I Doing Hangin Round? (Enhanced Stereo)




Peter Tork Plays Cripple Creek on Banjo- 'In This Generation' Tour Buffalo, NY 5-3-13


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« Reply #162 on: September 16, 2014, 02:39:20 AM »

Sure can twang those banjo strings

Thanks for that HG. I recall now George's complimentary words on his playing was in the context of him using him on Wonderwall. 
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« Reply #163 on: September 16, 2014, 06:15:03 AM »

You learn something new every day!
I never knew that Peter Tork was on 'Wonderwall'.
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« Reply #164 on: September 17, 2014, 04:00:25 AM »

To use a cricket expression, The Monkees 'bat a long way down'.

The hits are often wonderful ('Pleasant Valley Sunday', 'Last Train To Clarksville', 'Daydream Believer') but many of their lesser known songs are equally as good.

Off the top of my head.....'Circle Sky', 'Forget That Girl', 'What Am I Doing Hangin' Round', 'The Porpoise Song', 'Listen To The Band', 'For Pete's Sake', 'You Just May Be The One', 'As We Go Along', 'Daily Nightly', 'The Door Into Summer'.....all sensational.
If any of them had pitched up on a Doors, Stones or (even) Beatles LP in the mid-to-late 60s no one would have batted an eyelid.


The Monkees- You Just May Be The One



11. The Monkees - Daily Nightly (Stereo)



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« Reply #165 on: September 17, 2014, 04:11:00 AM »

In 1967 The Monkees sold 35 million records, outselling The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined.
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« Reply #166 on: September 17, 2014, 08:15:18 AM »

In 1967 The Monkees sold 35 million records, outselling The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined.

That's amazing. I didnt know that. And that's in the year of Pepper.
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« Reply #167 on: Yesterday at 05:11:45 PM »

I listened to Headquarters in the car the other day, but didn't encounter much spectacular stuff. It's probably me.
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