Tiger Talk

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TiGER BEAT Magazine,
1800 N. Highland,
Hollywood, California 90028

I have a cousin named David Jones, just like David Jones the Monkee!

Orange, N.J.

I want to know where I can tell Jon Provost how I dislike his long hair. It’s too thick! He’d look better with thin hair.

Donna Shotwell
Galesburg, Ill.

I saw Paul Revere and the Raiders on Ed Sullivan’s show, and I saw that georgeous [sic] male who took Harpo’s place! I love!

Kim Stamper
Charlotte, N.C.

I am just crazy about the Monkee TV show, but I can’t see enough of them on TV! Have they ever thought of doing TV commercials? That way their fans could see them all the time!

Susan Farr
Maryville, Tenn.

My best friend and I are always thinking (or daydreaming) about Herman’s Hermits. There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t talk about them. They’re the center of our conversation.

If I’m alone in a room listening to their albums, I’ll get a funny feeling in my stomach. It’s really hard to explain. Sometimes I wonder if Herman’s Hermits actually know what they do to some girls!

Mary Schmaltz
La Crosse, Wisc.

I think your special feature on Jay North was really cool! Maybe he’ll never make it as Mr. Handsome of ’67, but that cute smile and freckled nose sure made me take a second look at that outasite picture of him!

I’d never have realized that “Dennis” had grown up if it wasn’t for you! Thanks for opening my eyes!

Hayward, Calif.

We are writing this on behalf of our favorite singer, “The King,” Elvis Presley. Some say he is out of the picture. We say they are wrong! Elvis is still the best singer or he would not be called “The King.”

Elvis can take any song and make it sound great. He is a singer that grownups can enjoy as well as teenagers. Remember all those gold records he’s got, and he’s still selling them!

Barbara & Janice
Harrington, Wash.

I used to hate Davy Jones so much that every time I saw a picture of him I destroyed it. But then I watched the Monkees on TV and I looked at Davy very closely instead of shutting my eyes. I found out he was really very cute. I also read a lot about him, and he isn’t a dip after all!

Ft. Wayne, Ind.

I read the article you did about how Dino, Desi and Billy have changed over the years, and I hope that they will read my letter.

When I saw the before and after pictures, I couldn’t believe what has happened! I’m sure they like the way they look now, but their fans certainly don’t! We like them the old way! There are already too many shaggy-looking groups. I hope they will return to the cute boys they once were!

Disappointed Fan
Salem, N.C.

I’ve heard some people ask how the Monkees hit the top so fast, and I would say it’s because they have a new sound! It’s the American Sound, instead of all the English music we’ve listened to so long.

Although Davy is English, he is still a great singer in an American group!

Holly Ewing
Omaha, Neb.

This may sound stupid, but what happened to Derek Taylor? I haven’t heard anything about him in ages. C’mon, what gives? Loads of kids around here are asking the same question.

Prairie Village, Kans.

Derek Taylor is handling publicity for the Byrds and the Monterey Pop Festival. He still lives in Hollywood.

Could you please explain why all the single guys from pop groups have been seen via pix and articles and even full-length stories dating girls except for Raider Mark Lindsay? I have never yet read of him dating any girl!

Mark is normal, healthy and gorgeous, so I know he’s going out with SOMEBODY. What is he trying to hide?

Curious Lindsay Luvver
New York, N.Y.

Thanks for the beautiful color portraits of Mark Lindsay. He is a wonderful person—truly a love prince!

Janie Leonard
New Market, Tenn.

In your May issue a girl approaching the old age of 19 stated that “inane, mindless five-year-olds with overactive imaginations were always spouting off opinions in TiGER TALK.”

Well if you ask me, she’s the one who sounds like a five-year-old! It’s a free country, where opinions are wanted and needed! Also, if TiGER BEAT didn’t want opinions, they wouldn’t print TiGER TALK so we could write in what we think! Right?

Phyllis C.T.
Albany, Ore.


I adore your mag, so I subscribed and I couldn’t be more pleased! I luv your color pics and your articles, but please keep us “little ones” clued in on Dino, Desi and Billy. They are the greatest! Sign me…

Dino’s Distant Darling
New York, N.Y.

Parents are always saying boys look terrible in long hair. Why don’t they have any objections to girls in short hair then?

Panny Cholewinski
Elk Grove, Ill.

Magazine: Tiger Beat
Editor: Ralph Benner
Volume: 3
Issue: 1
Publisher: New Asbury Ltd. Publishing Co.
Page: 8