C’mon Along to a Monkee Wedding
Magazine: Monkee Spectacular
Editor: Ralph Benner
Published: July 1967
Publisher: New Asbury Ltd. Publishing Co.
Pages: 5–9, 11
Micky plays Best Man for his Best Friend Ric Klein while the other MONKEES look on!
It was a great day for Micky! His best friend was getting married to a wonderful girl and Micky was best man. The wedding was exciting for everyone and the reception afterward gave everyone a chance to relax!
Micky looked completely at ease throughout the ceremony, but when someone kidded him about being next, he just gave that famous grin of his and failed to answer!
No one knows when the next Monkee Wedding will take place or who will be the participating Monkee. But one thing’s for sure. There will be one and it may be sooner than anyone expects!
The ceremony, above, found Micky in a very serious mood. He and Ric have been close friends for years and the wedding made Micky have some second thoughts about his future. He said later, “Ric is a lucky guy to get a wife like Frew. I know they’ll be happy.”
Waiting for the wedding to begin, Ric and Micky discussed old times. Neither of them seemed the least bit nervous, but Micky did make sure he had the ring ready. He kept checking his pocket from time to time. Mick’s gift to Ric was the couple’s honeymoon.
Davy is being watched from behind by a group of uninvited guests at the ceremony. The girls sneaked in to see the Monkees and no one had the heart to ask them to leave. Ric had kept the marriage date quiet so that not too many fans would show up.
Peter came to the wedding with his old friend Joey Richardson. Joey and Peter have been buddies since his Greenwich Village days. Peter seemed quite solemn in a conservative dark suit, but later he livened up at the reception. Note that Peter’s hair is shorter now than ever.
Cake cutting is always the most fun of any wedding. Ric and Frew’s cake was a beauty. The Monkees had no trouble eating quite a few pieces. Incidentally, none of the boys has any trouble keeping in trim because of their vigorous schedules.
Congratulating bride, [above], are Coco (Micky’s sister) and Samantha Juste, Micky’s favorite date. Sam was in town, so Micky took her to the wedding with him. Notice her groovy outfit. In England, Samantha is a top model and if she wanted to be one in America, she’d have no trouble.
Davy came stag to the wedding, but he enjoyed himself a good deal at the reception. Davy is at home with all age groups and can adjust to any situation. Many feel this is the secret of his success, besides having talent, of course. Davy and Peter both wore identical suits to the wedding.
Peter signed autographs for fans who waited outside of the reception. He is probably the most eager Monkee to please his fans, although all the boys will sign autographs when they are given an opportunity. Peter says he’s been so busy lately that his favorite pastime off the set is sleeping.
Good time was had by all! When Ric and Frew left on their honeymoon, everyone agreed it was a beautiful wedding. Micky had the best time of all at both the wedding and the reception. Besides standing up for his best friend, he also had both of his favorite girls along… Coco and Samantha.