Letter from the Editor


It’s only right that you should be kept in touch with everything that Davy, Micky, Mike and Peter do. No important event should be kept secret from you. But, it can be difficult sometimes where the Monkees are concerned as they are normally over 6,000 miles away.

Recently, rumours have been buzzing around Britain like bees in a hive. “Micky has married Samantha” and “Davy and Lulu are just about to name the day”… are the two of the current favourites. What is the truth about these stories? In this issue I have tried to give you the answers to these very important questions as well as going into the whole business of rumour-mongering.

Unlike some other publications, the Monkees Monthly does try and check every fact before it is printed—that’s the whole point of the boys having their own magazine in this country—so that you can get the facts direct from them.

Isn’t it odd the way that every new Monkees’ single has to climb up the charts. You would think that a Monkees’ Record would shoot straight into the Top Ten the very first week of release. But no, it always seems to register in the same sort of way. Fact is, Britain’s record shops never seem to order sufficient copies of a new Monkees’ single when it comes out.

Still, who cares, as long as “Valleri” ends up where it should at the top of all the British pop charts!!!


  • Mike Nesmith
    Info Mike takes a rest between shooting scenes at Palm Desert.
  • Peter Tork
    Info Above: Peter Tork in one of his favourite record studio resting positions… on the top of the piano!
  • Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork
    Info [Above]: I wonder how many of you can recognize this scene from one of the Monkees TV shows?
  • Micky Dolenz, Bob Rafelson, Jack Nicholson, Peter Tork
    Info [Above]: Looks like a big meeting between director Bob Raphleson (sitting down) and Monkees Micky and Peter (plus horizontal-headed inquisitive visitor) to discuss one of the big scenes in their film.
  • Davy Jones
    Info Above & [Next]: The make-up man gets to work on Davy’s clean face… to make it dirty!
  • Davy Jones
  • Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith
    Info Above: Looks as though Davy and Mike have swapped seats.
  • Mike Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, Bob Rafelson, Charles Macaulay, Bruce Paul Barbour
    Info [Above]: The Monkees and director, Bob Raphleson and film crew, sit down to a location lunch.
  • Mike Nesmith
    Info Above: Top Sergeant Mike Nesmith—with dirty face—discusses his lines with one of the script writers.
  • Mike Nesmith
    Info [Above]: Mike in snazzy velvet jacket signs for two waiting fans.

Magazine: Monkees Monthly
Editor: Jackie Richmond
Issue: 16
Publisher: Monkees Monthly
Pages: 2, 15, 21–22, 24