Promo video for the upcoming “A Midsummer’s Night with the Monkees” summer tour. Originally posted on TheMonkees FB page.
Well, in regard to your first question (the “Memphis Tennessee” track on the Headquarters Sessions CDs), it is difficult to say. Micky very well could’ve been genuinely angry at Peter, especially if that was the 10,000th take of that song or whatnot. It wouldn’t be surprising at all for him to be frustrated under such circumstances. At the same time, however, Micky tends to be fairly playful and never seems to get seriously, deeply angry at ANYONE, just because of the way his personality is. So we’d tend to lean more towards the latter than the former.
Re: your second question…That very well could be. From what we know, he broke his arm hang-gliding just before going on tour with Dolenz, Jones, Boyce, & Hart. You can see it in a sling here:
So it would make sense, then, that the cape that Micky later wore while performing was meant to conceal his broken arm.
Loving Peter’s little Miss Ross/diva moment here…
“Excuse me, can’t you see I’m having my makeup done? Just look at this flawlessness, my skin all even and pretty. Oh, no close-ups, please, you’ll melt my blush.”