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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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Re: The Monkees
« 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)




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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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Re: The Monkees
« 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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Re: The Monkees
« 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: September 21, 2014, 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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« Reply #168 on: September 27, 2014, 10:11:19 PM »

It's probably me.


The Monkees - A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You




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« Reply #169 on: September 27, 2014, 10:20:41 PM »

Pleasant Valley Sunday
Gerry Goffin and Carole King


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The Monkees - "Pleasant Valley Sunday" - ORIGINAL VIDEO - HQ

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« Reply #170 on: September 28, 2014, 05:16:04 AM »

Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)


The Monkees - "The Monkees In Manhattan" (a.k.a. "The Monkees Manhattan Style") [Full Episode]

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« Reply #171 on: September 29, 2014, 05:22:35 AM »

That's amazing. I didnt know that. And that's in the year of Pepper.

The Monkees were a phenomenon here in the US, Moog.  It surely helped having weekly TV exposure of their songs.
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Re: The Monkees
« Reply #172 on: September 29, 2014, 05:38:05 AM »

Gretsch sold a lot of these...





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« Reply #173 on: May 13, 2015, 03:16:10 PM »

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

Actually, Michael Nesmith admitted (boasted?) in a recent podcast interview (Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Collossal Podcast) that he was the source of that factoid, and completely made that number up.

He was being interviewed by the NYT, and told the interviewer ahead of time that he was going to lie to him. During the interview, he convinced the NYT interviewer that the Monkees were still doing great, and in fact worldwide sold 35 million records last year (1967).

Sure enough, when he picked up the paper with the interview in it, the NYT had reported his lie as fact. And of course the factoid was picked up by Rolling Stones, and pretty much everyone else, and is believed by most to this day.
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« Reply #174 on: May 13, 2015, 07:15:16 PM »

Actually, Michael Nesmith admitted (boasted?) in a recent podcast interview (Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Collossal Podcast) that he was the source of that factoid, and completely made that number up.

Perhaps he's lying now. Doesn't Billboard or someone have this information? At any rate, welcome to the forums ouini!
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Re: The Monkees
« Reply #175 on: May 13, 2015, 07:38:19 PM »


Mike is a treasure. And, yes, more than a little mischievous. I once submitted some interview questions by email for an article I did on him and, along with the answers, I found that a few typos in my questions text had been corrected by him. In lavender type.

Interesting guy.

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Re: The Monkees
« Reply #176 on: May 13, 2015, 08:33:37 PM »

Mike is a treasure. And, yes, more than a little mischievous. I once submitted some interview questions by email for an article I did on him and, along with the answers, I found that a few typos in my questions text had been corrected by him. In lavender type.

Interesting guy.

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A man of many talents, that one. Including editing.  ;D
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« Reply #177 on: May 13, 2015, 09:11:27 PM »

A man of many talents, that one. Including editing.  ;D

Indeed! And apparently the NYT didn't have a fact-checking department at the time. Tsk tsk!
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Re: The Monkees
« Reply #178 on: June 06, 2015, 08:21:26 PM »

Mike is a treasure. And, yes, more than a little mischievous. I once submitted some interview questions by email for an article I did on him and, along with the answers, I found that a few typos in my questions text had been corrected by him. In lavender type.

Interesting guy.

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I'd expect no less from the man whose mother invented correction fluid!  ;)
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Re: The Monkees
« Reply #179 on: Today at 02:13:33 AM »

Haven't read all 9 pages of this thread but just saw the unaired Pilot of the Monkees

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