I Visit with The Monkees (Part 7)

Magazine: Tiger Beat
Author:
Editor: Ralph Benner
Published:
Volume: 2
Issue: 10
Publisher: New Asbury Ltd. Publishing Co.
Pages: 30–33

Dear TiGER BEAT Readers,

There is one very important point I want to cover this month that has me very upset! That is—I want to tell each of you again that the Monkees DO play their own instruments and play them well!

I attend many of their recording sessions, and I watch them record the backing (music) and the vocal tracks, which I think are outstanding.

I received a letter from a young lady who believes the Monkees have musicians behind a curtain at their concerts and that the Monkees are only lip-syncing to the songs. Actually, that would be 10 times harder than playing live, which is what they do.

I’ve never seen a more thrilling concert than the Monkees put on and it surprises me that more fans who’ve seen their fantastic stage show haven’t backed them up on this. Let us hear from you!

Love, Ann