Are The Monkees Going Hippie?

Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz

Dear Monkees,

Please don’t become HIPPIES! I love you just the way you are. Don’t ever change because I couldn’t stand it all over again.

The very first time I heard your record, “Last Train to Clarksville,” it made me happy because there were such happy things coming out of the record. Then, when I saw you on TV, I just couldn’t believe how cute you were.

You’ve always made me smile and laugh, that is, up until now. Now I’m worried about what’s happening.

Chicago, Ill.

Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith, Micky Dolenz

I think the Monkees look like hippies! Before, I thought they were the greatest, but now I’m not so sure. Since Micky has his hair curled and wears that thing that looks like a rug, he’s not my favorite anymore. Mike and Peter aren’t too bad but their sideburns are too long. Now Davy’s my favorite. His haircut is nice and short and I hope he’ll keep it that way. If the other three would go back to their old style I’d love them just as much as Davy. (Still I’m a true Monkee fan.)

Providence, R.I.

Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz

My friends at school have been talking lately about how the Monkees have turned into hippies. Well, I think that’s outasite! The beautiful beads, which I love wearing myself, are so colorful. I think Davy and Peter look the cutest ever in their Indian rajah coats. Micky looks great in his American Indian headdress. Don’t change, you all look super groovy!

Anaheim, Calif.

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Magazine: Monkee Spectacular
Editor: Ralph Benner
Volume: 1
Issue: 11
Publisher: Laufer Publishing Co.
Page: 41