Worldwide Monkee discography for picture sleeves and record 45s
and all CDs, LPs, and Tapes from the USA.

 

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SEPTEMBER 16

Using Oricon, Cash Box and Billboard I updated all the charts & release dates
for the Japanese singles and LPs on RCA and Arista records.

What got me started was the Wikipedia LP chart positions from Japan.
They list the positions as the RCA releases, but in fact they are from the
1980s reissues on Arista, which I didn't realize had charted.

 

Found a different label for the "More Of The Monkees" EP from Thailand on MTR:

 

SEPTEMBER 15

Found a third variation on Australia's "Daydream Believer" picture sleeve.
The RCA logo in black:

 

Added Jamaica to the LP section after a recent find from Takao Murakoshi:

Jamaica used a Canadian sleeve with an RCA sticker 
covering the "His Master's Voice" logo.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 7

Heading out to Austin to see Nez and the First National Band and I hope many
of you are able to see him on this tour. Andrew on FB today said he didn't think
they would do any more dates, so this may be it!

 

 

SEPTEMBER 6

A later Japanese "Daydream Believer" pressing with the Shorty Rogers credit:

I've also found this updated label used in Germany & the USA and I suspect
this might be found on later copies in the UK and Australia but I haven't found any yet.

 

 

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.

 

 

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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