“What records should be released in Britain?” was the big question of the month during November at the boys’ headquarters in Hollywood. Everyone there now realises that the British record buyers are not quite the same as the American, so it’s just possible that future releases may not always be the same in both countries.
The judging day for our DRAW A MONKEE competition was held in November. It is always difficult to judge this sort of contest—especially when there are so many good entries. Still, the winners had to be selected and, after many hours of furious discussion, we finally chose what we considered were the best.
I have published the winning entries in this issue so that you can see for yourself just how difficult the judges’ task was—and what a lot of marvellous artists we have amongst our readers.
Christmas is only a short time away now, so, in this issue I’ve included a special feature on the boys’ Yuletides over recent years. The differences, of course, are very great because only a few short years ago they were living their own separate lives while, this year, they will celebrate their third Christmas as the Monkees.
Everyone on the Monkees Monthly would like to wish you a very happy Christmas and a great Monkeeing New Year.