Monkee Mail

Dear Jackie,

My friend and I feel positively ill—and it’s all Davy’s fault. Tuesday was the anniversary of the first time we ever saw him so we decided to celebrate. We tried to reproduce the dinner we had that day—wimpey and chips. We thought we’d eat some of the stuff that Davy lives on, and a few other things thrown in for luck. We had between us. 4 hamburgers, 4 bread rolls, 1 onion, three 8d. packets of chips, 2 sausages, tomato ketchup, 5 cups of tea, 2 cartons of strawberry yoghurt, 2 chocolate macaroons, 2 cans of cola. Only one thing, we forgot to eat the pickled onions. Ugh!!

Love and intense indigestion,

Marie Walsh, Mary Harman
38 Cambridge Drive.
Potters Bar,

P.S.—Davy says he dislikes the feeling of having overeaten. Has he ever been in a similar situation?! Lots more love.

Dear Jackie,

First of all I would like to congratulate you on the way you are editing the Monkees Monthly, and also on an article you wrote in the M.M. No. 12. I thought it was just marvellous.

I thought that you other fans and the Monkees themselves might be interested to know the meanings of the Monkees names. Well here goes.

Micky’s real name, George—Husbandman. Mike’s real name, Robert=Bright in renown. Michael=Who is like the Lord. Peter=A rock. David—Beloved, and Phyllis=A green bough.

I thought that the meaning of George might suit Micky better in the future, but when I looked it up in the dictionary the meaning was, “a farmer” which definitely isn’t Micky! I think that Davy’s name is beautiful, and Mike’s real name is just great. By the way, renown means “fame”, and I’m positive that Peter ISN’T a ROCK!! I put Mike’s wife’s name in ’cos I thought he might be interested.

From a Monkee (Peter) maniac,

Love and Peace,
Madeleine Eve,
37 Blakehall Road,
Carshalton Beeches,

Dear Jackie,

Our art teacher came up to us recently at school and asked us if we knew The Monkees didn’t play their own instruments? We said we knew they didn’t at first but that was due to their terrible work schedule. She laughed and said that the Monkees didn’t even play at their Wembley Concert, that another group behind the scenery was playing and it was coming through the Monkees amplifiers or something. Viv and I just stared at her aghast and as neither of us had seen the concert we could not put up a plausible argument so I am now asking you to tell me the TRUTH.

Gayle Colman
45 Birch Rd,

She’s obviously talking nonsense so just ignore it. Jackie.

Dear Jackie,

I would very much like to congratulate Mike and Phyllis on the new arrival Johnathan. Not forgetting Christian who I’m sure will love his new brother.

Being a Monkee fan I share almost all their happiness and love them all the more. So I say to Davy, Micky, Mike and Peter please don’t ever stop being a Monkee, or my heart would break.

Love to you all especially Mike at this time.

from Janet Stenhouse
37 Conygar View,

Dear Miss Richmond,

My pen friend Deidre has informed me that N.B.C. have, or are going to, cancel THE MONKEES TV Show. Which will mean that if Americans don’t see it, neither will we. I’m sure Monkee fans in Britain will be furious when they hear this, and I, for one, won’t take this sitting down. (I’m sorry but I’m getting really furious.) So this is what I aim to do if I can have your help. I want to get up a petition of all British Monkee Fans to write to me. A postcard with their name on will be quite sufficient—This is where you come in—Do you think you could put a little piece in your magazine so that other fans can write to me. When I have enough names I will send it to the N.B.C, in New York.

Yours sincerely

Denise Docking (16)
37 Elsie Maud Rd,
Crofton Park,
London, S.E.4.

Magazine: Monkees Monthly
Editor: Jackie Richmond
Issue: 15
Publisher: Monkees Monthly
Pages: 28–29