I’ve never seen so many postcards! I am sitting here surrounded by boxes and boxes of your lucky dip cards for the 100 FREE FRONT STALL SEATS which we are giving away for the Monkees Saturday afternoon concert at the Wembley Pool. I wish I could get some more tickets but, unfortunately, they’ve all gone. Anyway I’ll be dipping my hand into the boxes, with my eyes firmly closed to make everything absolutely fair, and pulling out fifty lucky winners, at the same time as this issue is on the news-stands. I will be writing to all the winners immediately, so if you don’t get a letter from me, saying that you have won two tickets, by Saturday, 10th June, then you will know that your card has not been pulled out. And I’ll be printing the names of the winners in the next issue.
If all the plans, which were talked about before we went to press, come off, then the boys should be in England by mid-June. As we told you last month, they want to spend several weeks over here, not just four or five days.
I’d like to include some of your impressions of the Monkees concert in the next issue, so I would like you to write between one and five hundred words, telling me all the thoughts that flashed through your brain when the fantastic four were performing on stage. Anyone who gets their letter printed will receive a nice, crisp, new £5 note—as Jimmy Savile (Savile was later revealed to be one of Britain’s most prolific sex offenders) would say, “How about that then?”.
I can’t wait to get into my seat at Wembley Stadium for the Monkees show. See you there.