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AUGUST 17

Added chart positions for the German LPs (the first 5 charted) and updated
the charts for the UK singles and albums.

The 'official' charts in the UK for that time period was from "Record Retailer",
and "The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees" did not chart.
However it did chart in the "New Music Express" at number 7.

 

AUGUST 14

Live at the Troubadour for the First National Band Redux:

Nice liner notes from Nez and thanks to Ben Belmares for these photos!

 

AUGUST 11

Test copy from the only German RCA EP or "Little LP":

This EP was used in jukeboxes and patterned after the two USA six track Little LPs

However this German disc just features their hit singles to that point.
Curiously, this test copy has "Daily Nightly" in place of "Pleasant Valley Sunday".

 

AUGUST 5

The first Mexican EP stamped "Radio Mil". This is one of the most popular
AM radio stations in Mexico City that is still going strong today.

 

Finally found a promo copy of "Road To Love"; his last single
on Bell records in Japan.

Now if I could only find the promo copy of "Do It In The Name Of Love".

 

A store hanger for "Daydream Believer"

Used on peg hooks for stores that lacked racks for display. The staple holes
didn't do the sleeves any favors, but if you still had a sealed copy
(which this is not), that would be worth something.

If you ever picked up a Colgems sleeve and wondered why
it had staple holes in it...this could be why.

 

 

JULY 27

I found a much better copy of the Japanese promo
for "Good Clean Fun":

 

Also from Japan, "Last Train To Clarksville"
with the 400 Yen price sticker:

 

 

JULY 19 "Daydream Believer" promo from El Salvador:

Actually they considered "Goin' Down" to be the A-side.

 

 

JULY 9: New this week-

Promotional "I'm A Believer" from Peru

 

JULY 6:

A new comp "An Introduction to the Monkees" Vol. 1"

Nothing new here; strictly for the casual fan. It's always good to have
new product coming out each year and the $5 prices point is perfect.

Unfortunately Rhino is still using the "single version" description tag; in this case for
"Pleasant Valley Sunday". This CD mix is in stereo and tracks at 3:15,
whereas the single was in mono and it's length was at 3:10.

 

And from Ed Reilly finally the sheet music for "Good Clean Fun"
which is just impossible to find:

With the insert it is 8 pages and includes the lyrics,
the only one I know for the Monkees like that.

Thanks Ed!

 

JULY 4:

Changes in a clear cassette from 1986:

Clear cassettes became all the rage in the late 80's and officially 
Rhino first issued them for the Monkees in July 1987 
with "Missing Links" and "Live 1967".

However, this cassette exists, so maybe this was this just a running change
in the production cycle. If so, hopefully other cassettes from the 80s can
also be found this way. 

 

JULY 2 Its Axis Power Tuesday here at Monkee45s:


A promo sticker on "Hey, Hey With the Monkees" from Germany.

I've never been able to find a promo label for this record
so this might be all there is.


This same sticker was used on a sleeve for "Girl I Knew Somewhere".
which was the first Monkee record issued without a promo sleeve in Germany.

 

And from Japan, the 400 Yen price sticker on "Pleasant Valley Sunday".

in 1968 Japan raised the price on their singles from 370 to 400 Yen
and went back and put updated stickers on any unsold picture sleeves.
Everything through "Valleri" can be found with the updated price.


Thanks to Ed Reilly for trading me these above two records!

 

 

In The Beginning...

When I started collecting Monkee 45s and EPs back in 2006 I spent quite alot of time searching the net to see what was out there. Typically, fan sites will show what records they've found locally, plus a few odds and ends. There was a handful of good sites like this (see links) but thats it.  

Then there are online forums where old collectors will occasionally post photos of what they have found. Hoffman music forums is the best I've seen of this.

The bane of collecting is that once you buy it, it just sits in a closet and you never look at it again. So I made this site so I can look at my collection and share it and the knowledge of what is out there worldwide.


Credit where Credit is due:

Hey most of these photos are mine, but some are from:

StewMac
Ben Belmares
Ed Reilly
Andrew Sandoval
Lisa Manekofsky
Akira Suzuki
Kevin Schmid
Takao Murakoshi
Peter Cooke

and many others I've met along the way. If I know it's yours, I'll give you credit.

I'm not profiting from this site (free of ads), so if you have any photos of items I'm missing, please share them with me and I'll give you credit.

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