Category Archives: The Monkees

The Monkees complete ‘Instant Replay’ sessions 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 11 1969)


Video: 'Instant Replay' (first 12 videos constitute original LP)

(Saturday, January 11, 1969, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. PDT) — The Monkees completed “A Man Without a Dream” today at Western Recorders in Hollywood, wrapping up the recording sessions for Instant Replay, the band’s seventh studio album and the first album released after Peter Tork left the group. Continue reading The Monkees complete ‘Instant Replay’ sessions 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 11 1969)

The Monkees’ ‘Head’ soundtrack LP debuts at #162 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 21 1968)


Video: 'Head (Deluxe Edition)' (original LP first 14 videos)

(Saturday, December 21, 1968)Head, the soundtrack to the film Head, the only theatrical release by The Monkees, debuted at #162 on today’s Billboard Top LP’s chart. Continue reading The Monkees’ ‘Head’ soundtrack LP debuts at #162 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 21 1968)

Peter Tork performs final duty as a Monkee 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 17 1968)


Video: 'The Monkees - 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee (Complete TV Special)' (Dec. 17, 1968, audio at 51:37)

(Tuesday, December 17, 1968, 7:30-10:30 p.m. PST) — Peter Tork performed his final duty as a member of 1960s incarnation of The Monkees today at Wally Heider Studio 3 in Hollywood, recording vocals and playing banjo on an off-kilter rendition of the standard “California Here I Come,” for the closing credits of the band’s next TV special “33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee,” which would air Apr. 14, 1969, on NBC. Continue reading Peter Tork performs final duty as a Monkee 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 17 1968)

‘Head’ soundtrack LP by The Monkees released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 1 1968)


Video: 'Head (Deluxe Edition)' (original LP first 14 videos)

(Sunday, December 1, 1968)Head, the soundtrack to the film Head, the only theatrical release by The Monkees, was released today. Continue reading ‘Head’ soundtrack LP by The Monkees released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 1 1968)

Video-recording of ’33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee’ wraps 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 27 1968)


Video: 'The Monkees ~ 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee Complete TV Special'

(Wednesday, November 27, 1968) — Video-recording of 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee, a television special starring The Monkees, wrapped up today at MGM Studios, Culver City, California. Continue reading Video-recording of ’33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee’ wraps 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 27 1968)

Video-recording of ’33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee’ begins 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 23 1968)


Video: 'Monkees Special ~ 33 & A Third Revolutions Per Monkee'

(Saturday, November 23, 1968) — Video-recording of 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee, a television special starring The Monkees, began today at MGM Studios, Culver City, California. Continue reading Video-recording of ’33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee’ begins 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 23 1968)

The Monkees’ ‘Head’ film premieres in New York City 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 6 1968)


Video: 'Head' trailer

(Wednesday, November 6, 1968)Head, an American satirical musical adventure film that follows the famous rock band The Monkees as they travel through an assortment of places in search of meaning, premiered today at the Columbia Pictures studio on West 54th Street in New York City. Continue reading The Monkees’ ‘Head’ film premieres in New York City 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 6 1968)

‘Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)’ by The Monkees peaks at #62 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 19 1968)

(Saturday, October 19, 1968)“Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)” by The Monkees peaked at #62 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for five weeks. Continue reading ‘Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)’ by The Monkees peaks at #62 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 19 1968)

‘As We Go Along’ by The Monkees peaks at #106 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 19 1968)

(Saturday, October 19, 1968)“As We Go Along” by The Monkees, the B-side to “Porpoise Song (Theme from Head),” peaked at #106 on today’s Billboard Bubbling Under The Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘As We Go Along’ by The Monkees peaks at #106 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 19 1968)

‘Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)’ by The Monkees debuts at #89 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 12 1968)

(Saturday, October 12, 1968)“Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)” by The Monkees, the first the only single from their forthcoming feature film Head, debuted at #89 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Continue reading ‘Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)’ by The Monkees debuts at #89 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 12 1968)