The Monkees Turn the (Turn) Tables!


During their New York City press conference, when a reporter asked Micky Dolenz what he wanted to do if and when The Monkees decided to stop being The Monkees, he didn’t even have to think about his answer!

“A disc jockey,” he said, kind of cheerfully, looking kind of happy when he pictured himself in the role of a raving DJ!

What kind of a DJ would Micky or any of the other Monkees make? Porbably [sic] the greatest!

So, it wasn’t surprising that when The Monkees visited radio station KRUX when they appeared in Phoenix, Arizona, they took over the studios!

FLIP was there the day The Monkees turned the turntables!

  • Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones
    Info Here, Micky, Davy and Mike check over the equipment. All the guys dig electronic equipment. Micky, as a matter of fact, has just bought a machine to help him work out electronic music at home.
  • Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith
    Info As Micky checks out the engineer’s panel, Mike tries to help him discover what each of the switches can do. Somehow, Micky always managed to pull the right switch and press the right button!
  • Micky Dolenz
    Info Now, Micky’s on his own! Headset snapped on, one of their superhit albums ready to play, microphone in place, Micky is ready to go on the air!
  • Davy Jones
    Info Davy gives the mike a once-over. It’s bigger than the one Micky used, and Davy wants to make sure which side should be facing since it’s a so-called directional microphone.
  • Davy Jones
    Info Quickly, Davy sizes it up and, cup of water in hand, is ready to rave on over KRUX. Davy makes a perfect DJ although, unlike Micky, he’s never really thought of becoming a disc jockey. (At one press conference this summer a reporter asked Davy, “I understand that you were a disc jockey before you became a Monkee. Are you ever thinking of going back to it?” As everyone laughed, Davy gently answered, “No… I was a horse jockey!”)
  • Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith
    Info Mike’s on the firing line here, and like the others, he enjoyed his day as a DJ—the day The Monkees turned the tables, playing their records instead of recording them!

Magazine: Flip
Publisher: Kahn Communications Corporation
Pages: 62–63