Lewis and Clarke Expedition will be featured in Columbia Pictures movie, For Singles Only. ’Twixt time, they recorded the title song for Columbia’s new flick, The Tiger Makes Out . . . Pretty Jane Asher got punched right in the nose—not for real, though. The slug was administered by her co-star in an English TV play called The Man Who Understood Women . . . The Cheetah Club gave a smasho-bango-boffo (and all of them o’s) send-off party to the Mamas & Papas when they departed on the Ile de France on October 30 to begin their Sabbatical. The night before, Ed Sullivan featured them in the opening and closing of his show and they were, as usual, great. Guest stars at the Mamas & Papas’ party included Jim Morrison, Scott MacKenzie, Every Mothers’ Son, Van Morrison, Woody Allen, Lee Keiffer, Steve and Edie—and the Rascals. Guest group was the Nazz, fresh out of Philly—and real show-stoppers! . . . Speaking of the Rascals, they were not only guests at Ravi Shankar’s private reception after his smash concert at Lincoln Center’s New York Philharmonic Hall, but they were also selected by Ravi to be featured on a CBS News Special about the merger of American pop and Indian raga. And speaking of Ravi Shankar, he has been asked to score many American films. The only one he has consented to do so far is Charly, starring Cliff Robertson (thank you, Lee).
Mark Lindsay, who needs another household pet like Custer needed more Indians, recently adopted one of the offspring of “Angel” and “Otis” Revere-Allison. Mark named his snow-white pooch “Spook.” If you want to see “Spook’s” little sister, turn to Page 42 . . . Darlin’ Davy Jones bought a ranch-type farm in Malibu, and will soon ask us all to come down and go horseback riding with him—we hope! . . . Another horse lover, Jim Morrison, bought a ranch very near to Davy’s, coincidentally. So, anyway you look at it, it’s a nice neighborhood in which to hang out . . . At press time, the Beatles were off to Swami Mahrashi’s [sic] “place like Heaven” on the banks of the river Ganges in India . . . Barry and Cynthia Weil wrote the Monkee single Love is Only Sleeping. Mike Nesmith sings lead on it. Davy sings lead on the B-side, Daydream Believer. The Monkees’ newest LP, as you know by now, is called Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones, Limited. Lost, strayed or stolen: Davy’s adorable puppy, Susie. Hope she has been found or returned to Davy by the time you read this. If Davy has lost Susie permanently, how would you like to be the one to give him a brand new German Shepherd pup. If so, write Davy’s secretary—Pat Mitchell, 19730 Bassett St., Canoga Park, Calif., and give her full information.