Category Archives: The Monkees

The Monkees complete two tracks 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 9 1967)


Video: 'She Hangs Out (version 2, original extended mono mix)' (at 50:41)

(Wednesday August 9, 1967, 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. PDT) — While The Monkees performed at Memorial Auditorium in Dallas, Texas, two of the band’s studio recordings were completed tonight with overdubs added to “She Hangs Out” (brass) and “Daydream Believer” (brass/violins) at RCA Victor Studio A in Hollywood. Continue reading The Monkees complete two tracks 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 9 1967)

Jimi Hendrix joins The Monkees’ tour in Jacksonville, Fl 50 years ago this hour (Jul 8 1967)


Video: 'That Time Jimi Hendrix Opened for The Monkees'

(Saturday, July 8, 1967, 8:00 p.m. EDT) — In one of the oddest musical pairings in rock history, the psychedelic rock band The Jimi Hendrix Experience joined The Monkees on tour tonight at The Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida, as the opening act for made-for-television pop sensations. Continue reading Jimi Hendrix joins The Monkees’ tour in Jacksonville, Fl 50 years ago this hour (Jul 8 1967)

‘Headquarters’ album by The Monkees peaks at #1 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1967)


Video: 'Headquarters [Deluxe Edition]' (first 14 videos comprise the original album)

(Saturday, June 24, 1967)Headquarters, the third studio album issued by The Monkees, peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Top LP’s chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Headquarters’ album by The Monkees peaks at #1 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1967)

The Monkees record ‘Can You Dig It’ demo 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 22 1967)


Video: '11. The Monkees - "Can You Dig It?" (Demo)'

(Thursday, June 22, 1967, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. PDT) — The Monkees recorded an acoustic instrumental demo for Peter Tork’s song “Can You Dig It” (titled “Tentatively” on the box) today at RCA Victor Studio A in Hollywood. Continue reading The Monkees record ‘Can You Dig It’ demo 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 22 1967)

The Monkees complete recording ‘Words’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 15 1967)


Video: 'Words [Demo]' (Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart demo)

(Thursday, June 15, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-midnight PDT) — The Monkees completed recording a second version of “Words” today at RCA Victor Studio C in Hollywood. Continue reading The Monkees complete recording ‘Words’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 15 1967)

The Monkees complete recording ‘Pleasant Valley Sunday’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 13 1967)


Video: 'Pleasant Valley Sunday' (Carole King demo)

(Tuesday, June 13, 1967, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. PDT) — The Monkees completed recording “Pleasant Valley Sunday” today at RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood. Continue reading The Monkees complete recording ‘Pleasant Valley Sunday’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 13 1967)

The Monkees record ‘Peter Percival Patterson’s Pet Pig Porky’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 10 1967)


Video: '09. The Monkees - "Peter Percival Patterson's Pet Pig Porky" (Mono)' (at 35:34)

(Saturday, June 10, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m. PDT) — The Monkees recorded the brief spoken word track “Peter Percival Patterson’s Pet Pig Porky” tonight at Studio A, RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood, the second of 13 tracks to be recorded for the group’s next studio album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. Continue reading The Monkees record ‘Peter Percival Patterson’s Pet Pig Porky’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 10 1967)

‘Headquarters’ album by The Monkees debuts at #197 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 10 1967)


Video: 'Headquarters [Deluxe Edition]' (first 14 videos comprise the original album)

(Saturday, June 10, 1967)Headquarters, the third studio album issued by The Monkees, debuted at #197 on today’s Billboard Top LP’s chart. Continue reading ‘Headquarters’ album by The Monkees debuts at #197 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 10 1967)