Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hey, Hey we're close enough...

Here is an ultra rare DOLENZ, JONES, BOYCE & HART bootleg LP that I bought in Spain that features a concert recorded at Disneyland on July 10, 1976. The Monkees were riding a second wave of popularity thanks to the TV shows still being shown as reruns and also Arista Records released a Greatest Hits album around this time that was selling well (with help from a re-release of the "Daydream Believer" single).

The live show was billed as "The Golden Great Hits of The Monkees--The Guys Who Wrote 'Em and The Guys Who Sang 'Em" and Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart even got to sing their own hits too. The bandleader was Keith Allison from Paul Revere & The Raiders who plays guitar and can be heard doing the band introduction at the beginning.

DJBH did numerous performances at Disneyland that summer including a July 4th concert in which Peter Tork joined them on stage (this LP is NOT that concert).

THE GOLDEN GREAT HITS OF THE MONKEES:
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Ten years later, thanks to The Monkees reruns now being shown on MTV, the demand to see the band in concert was bigger than ever. A huge tour was planned with Micky, Davy and Peter but Mike Nesmith once again declined. However, with the tour a proven success, Nesmith joined the group for the encore songs of their Los Angeles concert at the Greek Theatre on September 7, 1986 (this LP IS that concert!).

THE MONKEES LIVE IN LOS ANGELES
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Recorded Live at the Greek Theatre September 7, 1986 Featuring Mike Nesmith on "Listen To The Band" and "Pleasant Valley Sunday."

2 comments:

  1. Thanks to the reruns? This is my childhood revisited. I couldn't go to kindergarten without seeing my morning episode of the Monkees.

    And speaking of randomly awesome bands, can I make another request for any rare, awesome Sparks nuggets you may have? And MORE SLADE!! THE WORLD NEEDS MORE NODDY!!! :P

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  2. Niccccccce, I like DJB&H, not as much as the Monkees but more so than CSN&Y!

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