My Four Days with The Monkees
Magazine: Monkee Spectacular
Author: Ann Moses
Editor: Ralph Benner
Published: November 1967
Publisher: Laufer Publishing Co.
I can’t remember having a better time with Davy, Peter, Micky and Mike than the days I spent with them in Dallas and Houston. Believe me, they get greater every day!
Naturally, it was fun seeing them after having them away from Hollywood for almost a month. The new thing I noticed about them is that they’re now all so relaxed and confident about what they’re doing.
The Monkees all let me take some new photos of them so here are some of them especially for you to see. Mike Graber, their hairdresser, also took some groovy shots of them. These are my favorite photos from the shooting. Hope you like them.
Inside the limousine can be pretty scary when fans surround the car and pound on the windows. Even when Peter tried to hide, they found him and were delighted just to get a glimpse of the groovy guy.
It’s amazing the way the Monkees never get tired of signing autographs. Peter tried a new kick on the tour, he enjoyed shaking hands with fans more than signing autographs. Davy wore his raja coats a lot.
At KVIL in Dallas, Peter showed off his newly acquired talent of running a radio program. Pete admitted he had once thought of being a disc jockey. He played lots of Beatles tunes, which are his favorites.
Mike’s famous farm report is a part of most of his guest radio spots. It was especially thrilling for Mike to return to his home state so triumphantly. In Texas, that groovy accent was thicker than ever!
Peter is always game for a funny photo (top) and this was the request of a visiting fan. He was very conscientious about meeting the fans and loved every minute. Pete was also knocked out by the beads fans made for him.
Flower power in Dallas! The police guarding the Monkees at the hotel and the concert were really groovy. The Monkees gave them all carnations to wear and they did. It was a great scene. The Monkees wore flowers, too.
Backstage, The Monkees get a little nervous before going on, but not too nervous to clown a little for the Tiger Beat photographer. Once on stage the nervousness is gone and they become true showmen! They’re tops!
Can you dig it? Davy and Peter ham it up on a TV show. No matter where the Monkees are—on TV, at a radio station, meeting the fans, on stage, wherever—they always have a ball. This keeps them happy.