Category Archives: The Monkees

‘Headquarters’ album by The Monkees released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 22 1967)


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

(Monday, May 22, 1967)Headquarters, the third studio album issued by The Monkees and the first with substantial songwriting and instrumental performances by members of the group itself, rather than by session musicians and professional songwriters, was released today in the U.S. Continue reading ‘Headquarters’ album by The Monkees released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 22 1967)

The Monkees essentially complete ‘Cuddly Toy’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 29 1967)


Video: 'Cuddly Toy (Harry Nilsson demo, mono remix)' (at 35:34)

(Saturday, April 29, 1967, 8:00 p.m.-midnight PST) — The Monkees essentially finish recording “Cuddly Toy” tonight, completing the vocals at Studio C, RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood, the first track to be recorded for the group’s next studio album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. Continue reading The Monkees essentially complete ‘Cuddly Toy’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 29 1967)

The Monkees complete recording two tracks 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 28 1967)


Video: 'No Time [Second Version - Tracking Session Composite]'

(Tuesday, March 28, 1967, 12:00 p.m. PST) — The final tracking session for The Monkees‘ third studio album Headquarters took place today at Studio C, RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood, with the re-make of “No Time” and an early version of “Just a Game” being recorded. Continue reading The Monkees complete recording two tracks 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 28 1967)

The Monkees complete recording two tracks 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 23 1967)


Video: 'For Pete's Sake [Master Backing Track]'

(Thursday, March 23, 1967, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m./7:00 p.m.-2:30 a.m. PST)The Monkees recorded “For Pete’s Sake” completed “Shades Of Gray” today at Studio C, RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood during the group’s recording sessions for the album Headquarters. Continue reading The Monkees complete recording two tracks 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 23 1967)

The Monkees work on three tracks 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 22 1967)


Video: 'Early Morning Blues and Greens [Mono Master]'

(Wednesday, March 22, 1967, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m./1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m./6:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. PST)The Monkees recorded “Early Morning Blues And Greens,” overdubbed Cello and French horn on “Shades Of Gray” and recorded an early version of “No Time” today at Studio C, RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood during the group’s recording sessions for the album Headquarters. Continue reading The Monkees work on three tracks 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 22 1967)

The Monkees work on two tracks 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 19 1967)


Video: 'The Story of Rock & Roll [Second Version - Tracking Session Take 5A]'

(Sunday, March 19, 1967, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m./6:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. PST)The Monkees recorded a second version of “The Story Of Rock And Roll” jammed to “Don’t Be Cruel” and completed recording “I Can’t Get Her Off My Mind” today at Studio C, RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood during the group’s recording sessions for the album Headquarters. Continue reading The Monkees work on two tracks 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 19 1967)

The Monkees complete second version of ‘I’ll Spend My Life With You’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 18 1967)


Video: 'Six-String Improvisation'

(Saturday, March 18, 1967, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m./6:00 p.m.-2:30 a.m. PST)The Monkees attempt to record “The Story Of Rock & Roll” & “Six-String Improvisation” and completed a second version of “I’ll Spend My Life With You” today at Studio C, RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood during the group’s recording sessions for the album Headquarters. Continue reading The Monkees complete second version of ‘I’ll Spend My Life With You’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 18 1967)