Your last chance to see The Monkees.

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      I saw them in '86. It was there 20 year anniversary tour. Nesmith wouldn't do the tour, but it was still great. Davy Jones died way to young. Lot's of great song's.
       
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        Sorry....TWO favorite songs..





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          Seen the Monkees', Herman's Hermits, and I am thinking the Raiders at the Peoria, IL @ Civic Center many moons ago. Mike Nesmith was not there, he wanted to follow a different path in his music growth. None of them played any instruments at the time just sang, but I must say they were very entertaining.
          Best Monkees' song...it would be a tie between, Last train to Clarksville or I am a Believer.......
           
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            Id love to go, but probably cant afford the ticket, or the plane fare.
             
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              one of the bands I played in always opened a set with "Mary, Mary" . Crowd always loved the harder edge we played it with as well as the 7 ft tall monster on lead Les Paul. nc_oc=AQkF4kxHI0bKFn0U5k95XelaAnXbsBXzJ6u3Y1lPDCnE7ivuPsQFxXHlIFUwuODS2UU&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.jpg
               
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                The Wrecking Crew played on all their hits except a few of the later tunes. Of course they also played on hits from everyone for Frank Sinatra to the Beach Boys to the Righteous Brothers to Sonny and Cher... Amazing musicians look them up.

                Don Henley said they would not do anymore concerts in Europe. He's have problems playing drums. Might be a good time to catch them.... And Skynard is also winding down their career....
                 
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                The Wrecking Crew was an insane group of talent! all your favorite killer bass lines throughtout the 60/70s were created and made better by Carol Kaye. a True master. 1crew0916.jpg
                 
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                  Some of the members...Leon Russell (piano, vocals), Tommy Tedesco (guitar), Glen Campbell (guitar) , Carol Kaye (bass/guitar), Earl Palmer (drums), Hal Blaine (drums)... amazing. Same goes for the Funk Bros of MoTown, the guys from Muscle Shoals, AL, and the Memphis Sound.

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                    I don't think I can pin down a favorite Monkees song. I like them all. I also like the fact that after the first season they didn't want to fake it anymore and insisted on playing their own music as a real band. Too many people think the Monkees TV show was the same as the band. They were two different things.
                     
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                      Where I'm concerned, that happened in 1977.
                       
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                        I like them all, but Daydream Believer is probably my favorite.
                         
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                          @Mopar-Mitch , you got me, "Daydream Believer" is the song title.
                           
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                          I like pretty much all of the Monkees music, but especially the esoteric stuff...

                           
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                            I'm a believer and daydream believer are both song's of theirs, two different songs.:)
                             
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                              They did "I'm a Believer" as well.
                               
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                                My absolute favorite Monkees song...and proof positive that they were real musicians, not just TV bubblegum. Read the intro and see who is on the list of contributions...and the history of the recording.

                                 
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                                  I stand corrected, now that I listen to both tunes....
                                   
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                                    The band had a revolving door before the accident. Since Gary Rossington is still a member, and others have passed that played in the early days, you have to give the guys credit for carrying on the legendary music. To deny the younger crowd the chance to hear that music live just ain't right.

                                    You wouldn't dismiss a Hemi just because Tom Hoover passed...
                                     
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                                      Here is a song I found a few years ago on YouTube. Sung by Mickey backed by a jazzy horn and Peter on bass.
                                      The TV show was variety show, music, slap stick humor, corny one liners and plain wackiness. I vote for “She” for best song.
                                      Last train to Clarksville was, I believe, a song about soldiers going to war.
                                       
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                                        I saw them in concert when I was still in the Army.
                                        Lynyrd Skynyrd headlined with .38 Special, America and Carlene Carter. The show was great with the opening acts. I was actually super impressed with Carlene Carter as I had no idea who she was.
                                        The place went nuts when they introduced Skynyrd. The music started, everyone was getting pumped and Johnny Van Zant stumbled out on the stage. He was so drunk/high it was unreal.
                                        The music stopped, he was taken off the stage and Donnie Van Zant from .38 Special came out and did a couple songs, then Carlene Carter came out and she did a hell of a job filling in.
                                        Then she did something really unexpected, she said her mom told her to get out there and give us a show we wouldn't forget and the only way we wouldn't is if she came out and sang with her.
                                        Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash walked out and the three of them sang a song. The band, to their credit jumped in and did a hell of a job.
                                        I was never a fan of Johnny Cash, but I gained a lot of respect for him that night.
                                        But unfortunately that's my memory of Skynyrd, Johnny Van Zant to damn drunk to do a show.
                                         
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                                          Not a Monkees tune, but written by Mike Nesmith.
                                          His being part of the group was no accident.
                                           
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                                            "Different Drum" is a song written by Michael Nesmith in 1965 and first recorded by the northern bluegrass band the Greenbriar Boys and included on their 1966 album, Better Late than Never!. Nesmith offered the song to the Monkees, but the producers of the TV show, who had wide control over the group's musical output early on, turned him down.[2]

                                            The song became popular in 1967 when recorded by the Stone Poneys featuring Linda Ronstadt, who took their version of "Different Drum" to #12 on the Cash Box Top 100, #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and #16 in Record World magazine. The song did best in New Zealand, where it reached #5.[3] In 1972, Nesmith recorded his own version of his song. "Different Drum" has since been covered by other artists over the years.
                                             
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                                            Interview: The Monkees' Micky Dolenz talks drumming, fame, Beatles, Hendrix and more | MusicRadar
                                            When you were cast in the show, you weren't a drummer. But my goodness, you learned fast. You must have studied like mad.

                                            "I did study, absolutely. But I was already a musician. You had to be able to sing and play to get through the audition process. I was a guitar player - still am. My first instrument was a Spanish guitar. My father had gotten me interested in that, doing Segovia and Villa-Lobos and all that. That morphed into folk music, the Kingston Trio and Bob Dylan, and then into rock 'n' roll. I was in bands, playing covers.

                                            "For The Monkees, they said they were casting me as the drummer, and I said, 'Fine. Where do I start?' Because I was a musician and could read music, I wasn't starting from square one. After the pilot was sold and we knew we had a show, we knew we'd be going on the road, so I had a period of time to learn. But yeah, I am a quick study."
                                             
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