The Monkees New Album Good Times, coupled with a 50th Anniversary Tour

I get nostalgic when it comes to The Monkees. This summer marks the 50th anniversary of their NBC television show and the release of their début single.

The group will celebrate by releasing their new album ‘Good Times!’ and embarking on an extensive North American tour. The album has a hard release date of June 10th.

The album will feature new songs by Noel Gallagher, Rivers Cuomo, Ben Gibbard and many more. Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne serves as producer on the new LP.

Partial Track Listing (with songwriters noted)

Final Version To Be Announced Soon

“Good Times!” (Harry Nilsson)

“You Bring The Summer” (Andy Partridge)

“Terrifying” (Zach Rogue)

“Me & Magdalena” (Ben Gibbard)

“She Makes Me Laugh” (Rivers Cuomo)

“Love To Love” (Neil Diamond)

“I Know What I Know” (Michael Nesmith)

Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and songwriter/producer Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne) Hartford, January 16.

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An Evening of Monkees Memories – In Memory of Davy Jones

It was timely to see that Charles F. Rosenay and Liverpool Productions have arranged a special dinner dance for Monkees fans like us who are missing Davy Jones.

Last weekend we were at a St. Patrick’s Day party at St. Jude Church Hall in Monroe. The Irish band decided to play some Monkeees songs in memory of Davy Jones. We all sang along and it really helped to feel the love for Davy Jones in the room that night.

It seems a natural step to attend the event at Aldario’s Restaurant just around the corner from us in Devon.

The Characters who will be performing that night look like a fun group. I liked their Beatles TV cartoon like caricature.

I expect we will hear special memories from these musicians who knew Davy Jones and The Monkees as their back up band.

Davy Jones Joins The Light

I received an e-mail this afternoon from the LA Times informing me that Davy Jones of  The Monkees was dead. It hit me like a ton of bricks. The Monkees were my youth. They represented a child like innocence with a magic all its own.

Davy Jones possessed a smiling face with a boyish charm.  I feel like part of my youth is gone….sigh…our heart goes out to Davy Jones, his family and fellow Monkees, Peter Tork, Mickey Dolenz and Mike Nesmith. Rock and Roll Heaven just got a great singer and tambourine player. We’ll miss you Davy.