Letter from the Editor

Hi there!

Davy rang on March 21st—just before the news broke in the Press—to tell me that they’d had to postpone their forthcoming tour of Europe once again.

He said that the boys were all very sorry, particularly Micky who had been looking forward to seeing a lot more of what he calls “your old-fashioned countryside”.

And Davy, himself was also very put out as he had been looking forward very much to playing an extended tour in his own country for a change instead of far from home.

All the Monkees are still aiming to come over as soon as possible but they do feel that, as they have just formed a new backing group, it would be wrong to rush headlong into a quick tour before everything had been properly rehearsed.

I know that all of you will be just as disappointed as I am to hear that the Monkees will not be coming over next month. But, just think of the tremendous sounds that they will be able to get in the studio now that they’ve got their own special bunch of expert musicians to call upon whenever they want to.

I’ve just received a copy of the boys’ latest L.P. which has already been released in the States. Believe me, “The Monkees Instant Replay” is really terrific. It’s the sort of album which can be listened to over and over again. There is so much on it that you find something new with every play.

I’m afraid we haven’t got any space in this issue to give you a complete run-down on all the tracks but I’m going to make that number one priority for our May issue.

See you then,


  • Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith
    Micky and Mike recording a scene for a TV film they are making in which they take off two well-known TV commentators in America.
  • Davy Jones
    Davy at the driving wheel of his car. Photograph taken by David Pearl.
  • Micky Dolenz
    For anyone who doesn’t accept that Micky is a karate expert, here is proof as he delivers devastating blows on two completely uncaring university students—he never actually touched them, of course.
  • Micky Dolenz
  • Micky Dolenz
  • Micky Dolenz
  • Cats
    Davy’s three cats.
  • House
    The view from the rear of Davy’s house looking over the garden to Hollywood in the background and the Pacific ocean in the far distance.
  • Micky Dolenz
    Micky has become a very expert film director over the past two years.
  • Mike Nesmith
    Mike also helped Micky line up the shots for a short film they made for TV recently.
  • Davy Jones
    Davy’s always been a great snooker enthusiast and one of the first pieces of furniture he put into his new home when he bought it was a billiards table.
  • Davy Jones

Magazine: Monkees Monthly
Editor: Jackie Richmond
Issue: 27
Publisher: Monkees Monthly
Page: 2