MONKEE LETTERS c/o MONKEE SPECTACULAR
1800 North Highland Ave., Suite 220
Hollywood, California 90028
I have just finished reading Monkee Spectacular #8 and am writing to thank you for printing a fine quality magazine. It is always welcome in our home. I am the mother of two young Monkee fans, and I am delighted that they are! I’d like to thank the Monkees for helping me to teach my kids the things I want them to learn. Every story on the Monkees says it again and again: “Love, understand, be kind, be honest, and enjoy living.”
So many parents dismiss the Monkees as just another noisy bunch of kids. I guess these parents are too involved with their own thoughts to even bother with what their kids think. Well I, for one, am listening!
The Monkees’ group is the finest of today. They have something wonderful to say. I’m glad that they say it so well and to so many. I feel that with young men like the Monkees around to learn from today, the world of tomorrow will be a better one. Many thanks from a grateful parent!
Mrs. Larry White
Michigan City, Ind.
I was looking in our dictionary at names and what they mean. I looked up David for Davy Jones and this is what it said: “David (da’vid) Beloved.” I agree!
I am writing this letter to tell everyone how much I think of Coco Dolenz and her column, “My Micky.” When I read it, I nearly flipped! Keep them coming, Coco!
Hey, we just made this great discovery! If you play “Daydream Believer” on 33 instead of 45, Davy Jones sounds just like Eddy Arnold! (He was a big hit with the oldies.) Try it and see for yourself!
Karen & Mary
Every Monday night I’m glued to the floor. I just can’t make a move. I’d be nuts to get up and miss part of the Monkees!
Davy, I’ve got some good news for you. We had a film at school yesterday and it said people could grow until they were 25! So don’t worry, you’ve still got time!
I’m writing this to the girl who thinks she’s going to be the future Mrs. Tork. I’ve got one thing to say to her: She’d better start looking for a new husband! Peter is mine!
This may sound strange, but I can tell by the way he looks at me each Monday night at 7:30! One day he gave me a smile I’ll never forget! That’s why you’d better start looking for a new husband, friend. Peter will always be mine!
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Seems to me that every time you get a letter from Wisconsin, they are putting the Monkees down. Well, I just wanted you to know that a few rotten apples do not spoil the entire bushel, because I love the Monkees, especially Micky!
What a doll! Have you ever seen such a handsome, talented, funny, cute, loving, sweet, gentle, wonderful, great, cool and groovy bunch of flesh and bones all put together to make someone as perfect as Micky? I repeat—what a doll!
I’m a witch, and I would like to tell you that my uncle was at my house today and he said that the Monkees were just another imitation of the Beatles! I was so infuriated I almost blew my broom (witch talk for cool) and gave him the double-whammy! (Which is witch talk for turning him into an ogre.) But since he is a close relative I spared him.
Then he said that Davy Jones was completely untalented, and I lost my temper and gave him the brush off. That means I turned him into a broom!
Witches Like Monkees
Isn’t Minnesota a groovy place? Do you realize that if Peter hadn’t flunked out of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota he wouldn’t be a Monkee now! He would be a schoolteacher somewhere, with SHORT hair!
St. Paul, Minn.
This is how I see the Monkees with the Beatles:
Both groups are just fab!
My girlfriend and I wrote this poem about the Monkees ’cause we think they’re bossagroovy!
Mike has Phyllis
Peter has Leigh
Micky has Sammy
And Davy has ME!
Glinda & Mava
I absolutely luv, luv, luv you with curly hair! You’re like one big cuddly, curly-haired doll just waiting to be hugged! Your groovy curls go great with your cute little face, button nose and naturally outasite personality!
The other thing I love about your new hairstyle Micky is that it makes you comfortable, and what makes you happy makes me happy!
New York, N.Y.
I think Davy Jones and Sally Field are just great as a couple! They are both adorable and cute. I hope they go on dating and eventually get married, because I love them both!
National Park, N.J.
I have a girlfriend who is Peter Tork’s double! Her hair is cut exactly like his, her face looks like his, and even her personality is as funny and groovy as his!
White Plains, N.Y.
I’m an avid Monkee fan and I wouldn’t miss their show for the world! However, I do not like the way Davy has been wearing his hair on the show lately! Davy is very, very, good-looking but his hair parted in the middle adds absolutely nothing to him!
Please, Davy! Go back to wearing your hair the way you used to!
True Monkee Fan
One night at midnight I lit two candles on my dressing table. I stood in silence before my mirror, brushed my hair with my left hand and ate an apple with my right. A vision of your future husband is supposed to appear in the glass over your left shoulder, and you know who I saw? Peter Tork! Isn’t that groovy?
My mother and I are both crazy about the Monkees. She likes all of them, and she says that Micky is so ugly that he’s cute! What do you think of a remark like that?
In a recent Monkee Spectacular, Peter described loving without being loved back as a hang-up. I guess that’s what most people would classify being a Monkee fan then! But wait a minute! We are loved back with records, a great TV show, concert tours and Monkee products! They must really love us too! Isn’t it nice, being in love?
I think David Jones is the cutest boy in the universe! I thought the boys at school were cute, but WOW! Davy’s way-out! I’ll never give up hope on meeting him!
David Luver Forever
I am a 17-year-old monkey and Micky is my idol! I would like to share my bunch of bananas with him!
We can’t help it! After looking at pictures of Davy we have decided that Davy is getting fat! Of course some of you will say it’s muscles in his arms, but his legs are getting bigger too! Even his face is getting rounder!
We have compared some older pics of him with new ones, and he has gained! He says he loves to eat—we are beginning to believe it!
Marilyn & Patty
We have a record player in our living room, where we also keep our pet parakeet. I am always playing Monkee records, and you’ll never guess what the parakeet said one day! “You’re not the only cuddly toy that was!” He never even said “Hello” before!
You may think I’m stupid, but I can’t help myself! I’m so nuts over Davy that I’m always kissing his pictures! Do you know of anything that can cure me?
Micky really drives me out of my mind! I crave his crazy actions and that pug face of his really turns me on! Zowie!
Magazine: Monkee Spectacular
Editor: Ralph Benner
Publisher: Laufer Publishing Co.