There is a conspiracy afoot to ruin your favorite stars. DON’T believe the terrible things you read about Davy, Micky, Peter and Mike. DON’T believe ANYTHING you read about the Monkees, unless you READ IT IN 16!
MICKY PARALYZED IN ACCIDENT!
MICKY ENGAGED TO WED!
DAVY MARRIED HAS A CHILD!
MONKEES BREAKING UP!
Stop, stop, STOP!
The above, and many other headlines and items similar to them, have been plaguing the Monkees and their fans incessantly for the last several months. These lies, deliberate misquotes, made-up stories and unfounded gossip items are not only causing the Monkees’ fans mass hysteria, but are also breaking their hearts.
No one, including the Monkees, knows who started what is obviously a conspiracy to destroy TV’s and records’ brightest young stars. Perhaps the very fact that they are the brightest young stars in show-biz today has made not only other performers, but also various managers, agents and even journalists jealous of their astounding success.
The same thing that is happening to the Monkees today happened to the Beatles several years ago. The Beatles were hounded and harassed by what seemed to be a great number of envious people. Actually, there are only a very few envious persons who are making a full-time project of putting Davy, Mike, Peter and Micky down—but because they work so hard at it, they seem like a bigger force than they really are. It’s understandable that confusing and misleading rumors can upset a Monkee lover very badly, and it’s only fair that the Monkees be given an opportunity to answer the “lunatic fringe” back somehow.
As it has done in the past, and will continue to do in the future, 16 offers its pages to young stars who are being victimized by untrue stories. This time you’re really in luck, for the Monkees themselves are going to answer the currently rampant rumors, one at a time, in their own words. So keep reading and you’ll get the truth from Peter, Mike, Micky and Davy in their very own 16 section, Monkee-Mailbox.