Letter from the Editor

Hi there!

“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.


  • Reine Stewart, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Samantha Juste Dolenz
    Info Four of the Monkees’ party which toured Australia walking from the plane when they landed in Hong Kong.
  • Nelson, Mike Nesmith
    Info Above: Mike and Nelson study the back cover of Nilsson’s “Pandemonium Shadow Show” album.
  • Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork
    Info [Above]: One of the planes that the boys used during their Australian tour, which had the lovely name of City of Toowoomba.
  • Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Samantha Juste Dolenz, Reine Stewart
    Info The Monkees’ Party at Hong-Kong Airport
  • Peter Tork, Mr. and Mrs. Ace (T.C. Jones)
    Info Above: Peter gets ready to receive a custard pie full in the face while they were filming one of the scenes from “Head”.
  • Peter Tork, Mr. and Mrs. Ace (T.C. Jones)
    Info [Above]: Ugh, he clearly didn’t enjoy that. Neither did the girl in the background who has made a very smart exit.
  • Davy Jones
    Info Davy (and a Chinese girl) looking at the trinkets in a Hong Kong shop when he stopped there on their recent tour.
  • Davy Jones
  • Davy Jones
  • Davy Jones
  • Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, Lulu, Micky Dolenz
    Info Another photo taken while the Monkees’ film was being made. You may remember that Lulu popped over to see Davy and I thought you would all like to see the picture of her with Mike, Davy and Micky that was taken at the time.

Magazine: Monkees Monthly
Editor: Jackie Richmond
Issue: 23
Publisher: Monkees Monthly
Pages: 2, 7, 10, 12