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Re: Monkees Thread

Posted: 14 Oct 2016, 05:50
by Mallard No. 22
Yes, I notice the reference as well to The Beatles 'I'm So Tired' (...."and curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get....").

I didn't realise the background to the word (as 'beget') and how it is usually 'git' in southern UK but 'get' in northern UK (as per Liverpool).

I suppose being from the USA, Mickey was not familiar with the word and its meaning.

Re: Monkees Thread

Posted: 02 Oct 2017, 06:17
by Mallard No. 22
KingLouieLouie76 wrote:
Mallard No. 22 wrote:Thank you for posting that link. That TV special has gone over my 'Head' (ahem.... :lol: ) in the past but I hope to watch it in the next few days.

The fact that Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger are in it is fascinating, and a draw in itself.

P.S. 'The Porpoise Song' is awesome psychedelia. I hadn't picked up on that Goffin & King wrote it. A most un-Brill Building song to my ears.... :D
That tv special was so horridly done, but had some rather historical sequences, but I won''t give away any further details whatsoever. This project also marked the final time the quartet were together until their 1986 20th Reunion when Mike guested in some shows and tv appearances.....
Sad to relate that Jack Good, the producer of the Monkees TV special, has died aged 86.

He did a number of UK TV pop shows, including the groundbreaking 'Six-Five Special' and 'Oh Boy' in the late 50s, before moving to the USA, where he did 'Shindig!' in the mid-60s.

Re: Monkees Thread

Posted: 22 Feb 2019, 01:09
by KingLouieLouie76
As most if all of you already know, Peter died earlier today......


https://www.tmz.com/2019/02/21/peter-to ... guitarist/

He was the "folkie" Monkee and in fact the first one to leave the group. He will be missed, but never forgotten!

Re: Monkees Thread

Posted: 22 Feb 2019, 06:46
by Mallard No. 22
Sorry to hear this - I understand he had been ill for some time.

R.I.P. Peter Tork.

Re: Monkees Thread

Posted: 22 Feb 2019, 08:01
by KingLouieLouie76
Mallard No. 22 wrote:
22 Feb 2019, 06:46
Sorry to hear this - I understand he had been ill for some time.

R.I.P. Peter Tork.
Yeah.. in he was battling what was essentially tongue cancer since 2009 and was on the decline in recent years. In fact, that is why only Micky and Mike went on tour together and were the only ones with prominent roles on their last album.

I was so fortune to see Davy, Micky, and Peter live during their 1986 reunion tour... An experience that I will never ever forget!

Re: Monkees Thread

Posted: 02 Mar 2019, 06:35
by Mallard No. 22
Sadly, it sounds like a lingering, unpleasant illness that Peter suffered.

Over the years, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith have struck me as a bit less showbiz than Jones or Dolenz, though this didn't necessarily show in the original TV series.

I do like The Monkees - although they were not The Beatles, they had much more to them than a boy band/children's TV act.