MONKEE LETTERS c/o MONKEE SPECTACULAR
1800 North Highland Ave., Suite 220
Hollywood, California 90028
I love Davy very much and the last thing I would want to do is hurt his feelings. But in all of his pictures he always has sort of a half-smile.
He really looks outasite when he cracks open ear to ear. Come on Davy, sock it to us!!
A Cheery Fan
Micky’s birth sign is Pisces and so is mine! Peter likes love beads and so do I! Davy is short and so am I! Mike is real cool and I’m always freezing!
I guess I’m just Micky, Peter, Davy and Mike rolled into one!
I live right in the middle of the Mojave Desert surrounded by nothing by 40 miles of sand. So you see, if a Monkee fan like me can be found here, there are probably more fans on Mars!
Ft. Irwin, Calif.
My girlfriend and I both LUV Davy. We would like very much to write to him, but we can’t think of anything to say! And that’s because he’s too wonderful for words!
D.J. and S.R.
I know a lot of Monkee fans cry themselves to sleep because they’ll never meet Davy Jones. Well, I never have to worry about that, because I’ve got the next best thing living in my town. There is a family where I live with six or seven boys who all look like Davy Jones in various growing-up stages!
It’s really groovy! The two oldest boys look so much like him that they get asked for autographs!
Ft. Thomas, Ky.
One night I was lying on the pillowcase I bought that guaranteed Monkee dreams, and I fell asleep. I dreamt I was in Davy’s room sitting in a chair and looking at him. Just as I was about to reach out and touch him, my mother woke me up for school!
Please don’t laugh at me, because I have predicted a lot of things that have come true, like Charlie Coe joining the Raiders, several new products and Mike having his tonsils out. I even knew what Mike and Phyllis would name their baby. At my house last night we had a seance and here are some of my predictions:
The Monkees will break up on April 27, 1969 (Peter would quit in 1968. Mike would quit in 1970.). I don’t know why they will—I just hope they don’t.
Davy will marry in 1971 to “Suzy.” (Davy would marry Linda in 1968.) She will not be very pretty, but she will be kind and understand Davy, loving him for himself. They will have five children (Davy would have four daughters—all girls.).
Mike and Phyllis will live happily together (Mike and Phyllis would divorce in 1972.) and have two more children. The next will be a girl and they’ll name her Christine (Mike and Phyllis would have a daughter, Jessica.).
Micky will become more and more serious about Samantha and almost marry her—maybe he will later! (He did.)
Can See the Future
I just got the Monkees’ new album, “The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees” and it is just about the greatest, most wonderful, grooviest thing in the whole world!
Evergreen Park, Ill.
I was a true Monkee fan until I heard “The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees.” I thought Davy had a good voice, but on the album he sounds as if he’s got a cold!
Micky, I thought, was not only talented on the drums but also had a great voice. On the album it sounds like he forgot the music and is guessing. Peter is very good on the piano as well as on the guitar. This time I must say he didn’t do anything to mess it up. Mike was a good writer, guitarist and singer, but now his songs don’t make any sense, nor do they sound appealing.
“The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees” is the ungrooviest! If this is what the Monkees can do without Chip Douglas, I think they really need him more than anything else!
I am a mother with two girls ages 9 and 14. Both Cindy and Rhonda adore the Monkees and I am not the least bit embarrassed to say that I too think they are wonderful boys!
Peter, Davy, Micky and Mike set an example of honesty, understanding, respect and determination for everyone. I just wanted to let you know how I feel towards these mature young men.
Mrs. Lori Rubin
I just finished reading Monkee Spec #14 and simply loved it! The story entitled “The Love Story That Was Never Told” was so sad I cried through the ending. Considerate would be the word for Peter’s actions during the story. This was one of the true love stories that was really worthy to be printed!
Valley Stream, N.Y.
In one of your latest magazines you had an article which listed a bunch of girls’ names and the Monkees told what they thought of the names.
I have over ten girl cousins, and all of them had their names listed except for my cousin Kerry and me. Even all of my girlfriends were included.
Could you please find out what the Monkees think of our names?
Davy and Micky happened to be in the office when your letter came in, and this is how they rated your names: Lacy—Davy adored and Micky liked. Kerry—Micky adored and Davy liked.
I would just like Samantha Juste to know that I hope there are no hard feelings. Perhaps she could be maid of honor at my wedding. I’m sure that curly mop-top Michael Dolenz won’t be mad if she attends our wedding.
Sorry about that, Sam. Win a few, lose a few!
So you thought the Monkees were famous before? Well listen to this! We just received an encyclopedia yearbook, and because the fab four are so important to this music era, they were in it! There were even color photos of them on tour! Congrats to the Monkees!
In a recent Monkee Spec, Mike said that he thought people care more about the other Monkees than they do about him. When I read this I was deeply hurt. Most of the time Mike is right in what he says, but this time he is wrong!
All my friends like Mike the best. Actually, they love him. He has a lot to be proud of—his family, his songs, his looks, and I could go on and on.
I mean every word I’m saying. I hope Mike reads this letter and believes that people care just as much about him as they do about the other Monkees!
My friend and I have started a Monkee Club. We meet every day, and first we start asking each other questions about the Monkees. Then we draw pictures of them. By about 5 p.m. we are finished and before we go we sing a Monkee song. That’s what we call fun.
San Diego, Calif.
I just wrote to say that I think every Monkee fan should order Monkee Love Beads! I got mine and they’re really groovy! They also make great gifts!
I just want everyone to know how considerate Micky is. I have written him quite a number of letters but I knew it would pay off someday. It paid off today! I got a letter from him. It was the sweetest thing I ever read.
It really touched me to think that Micky had taken time out from his very busy schedule to write me in his own handwriting. I don’t think I’ve ever been happier in my life!
My brother wears his belt buckle on the left side, just like Peter Tork. He does it because his buckle scratches the back of his guitar to pieces. I wonder if that’s Peter’s reason too?
St. Paul, Minn.
Everyone says that I look like David Jones. My brother was the one who started it. My next door neighbor says I talk like him, smile like him, and sing like him! I wear nearly the same clothes he does, and my hair and teeth are the same too.
Only there are a few differences. I have green eyes and his are brown. Also I’m a girl. But people call me the second Davy Jones, and I LOVE IT!
Would you believe I missed going to a Monkee concert two times? Would you believe I missed seeing Sally Field at Zilch by half an hour? If that’s not bad luck, what is?
In my opinion the Monkees are free to do whatever they want. If they feel like looking or dressing a certain way, that’s their business. True Monkee fans should like them for being what they really are.
Let the Monkees make their own decisions. They will still find their fans around!
The grooviest thing happened the last time I went bowling! I was just about to throw the ball down the alley when over the loudspeaker a lady’s voice called, “Telephone for Peter Tork.”
I almost dropped the ball! I ran to the telephone booth and saw a boy who looked just like Peter getting out of the booth. I clapped my hand over my mouth so I wouldn’t scream! Then I ran back to my girlfriends and told them, and we all rushed over to him and stared at him open-mouthed. He must have thought we were crazy! It wasn’t Peter, but he sure looked just like him! He’s called Peter because of the resemblance.
New York, N.Y.
This is the last issue of Monkee Spectacular but keep sending Monkee Letters to TIGER BEAT and FaVE! You’ll read them each month in their letters column.
Magazine: Monkee Spectacular
Editor: Ralph Benner
Publisher: Laufer Publishing Co.
Pages: 8–9, 51