Monday, June 6, 2011
The Monkees At Woodstock
So why weren't the Monkees at Woodstock? I mean they were famous and popular and kinda long haired and had a teenage following. So what gives with that?
After the Who the announcement could have been made...." And now the Monkees" in the Chip Monk booming voice over the crowd of sleepy half million dirty youngsters.
I'm sure they would have jumped up to sing "Last Train to Clarksville" or "Won't You Buy Me A Dog" or one of their many other tunes that are ingrained in our heads from years of awful television.
Now in February of 1969 the Monkees had released the "Instant Replay" album and the year before had done the movie "Head" including Frank Zappa.
Sure they were produced by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart who produced every POP act that made the chart, but let's face it, Mickey, Davey, Peter, and Mike were THE MONKEES.
Maybe they couldn't get the draw? Maybe they asked for too much money? Maybe they didn't want to play on the same stage as the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane?
Whatever, it would have made a different movie. Hey look, Sha-Na-Na was there. So why not the Monkees?