The Monkees’ Grooviest Change

  • Peter Tork, Monster (Richard Kiel), Dr. Mendoza (John Hoyt)
    Info Remember the way The Monkees used to look (like in the pics [above])? Well, that’s all changed, as you can see. Davy, Peter and Micky are into the “Indian thing,” while Mike is experimenting with wide ties, groovy specs and other outasite clothing ideas!
  • Mike Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Peter Tork

Ask almost any person close to the Monkees what the greatest change has been in them since they started and the answer will almost always be “clothes.”

And it all happened during the few short days they spent in England.

Before the British visit, there wasn’t too much outstanding about what the guys were wearing when they were just fooling around with friends or recording or whatever.

Davy usually wore pull over velour things. Peter’s usual attire was corduroy pants and sweatshirts. Micky was usually seen in short pants and tee-shirts. Mike was always in boots and levis and that sort of thing, sort of on the grubby side.

Then the Monkees discovered Indian wear in London, where they must have practically bought out an entire store and following that trip they began to show up in long Indian shirts, with ribbons around the collars and beads and all sorts of new styles.

And now Davy’s opened his own clothes store.

Mike was the only exception to the great discovery of Indian modes, but he’s changed his dress style a bit, too. He’s a little more dressed up now. And he has a tie he wears a lot now too, a big wide one with flowers and stuff on it. But he still wears levis a lot.

Davy, Micky, Peter and Mike have been under a lot of pressure since the Monkees started but they have somehow remained pretty much the same people through it all, but just a few short days in England and the city of London managed to change their entire style of dress from American to Indian.

Magazine: Flip
Publisher: Kahn Communications Corporation
Pages: 58–59