THE MONKEES ON KDWB-AM IN 1967
To my knowledge this is the only complete recording of the Monkees taking over a radio station during their 1967 tour. Over four hours of them goofing off, insulting advertisers, trying to figure out how to work the equipment, and playing their favorite records of course. This is fascinating!
The Monkees were in the Twin Cities for a concert and broadcast from KDWB’s “Secret City” with a remote from the hotel where the band was staying. Featuring Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones.
The recordings feature candid, silly and serious moments from The Monkees - a wonderful collection of recordings during the two days The Monkees took over the radio station.
August 3, 1967 to 4 am on August 4, 1967: Starting with coverage of the Monkees’ airplane arrival at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport followed by Michael, Peter, Micky and Davy broadcasting from "Secret City" playing records, performing a skit, and some candid comments by Micky about criticism concerning the group not playing all instruments in their songs, thoughts about The Beatles, and more. Includes KDWB personalities Charlie Brown, Earl Trout, Tac Hammer, Bobby Davis and newscast by Robert Davis. #1 30 MB - #2 21 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)
August 4, 1967 (3:00-6:00 pm) : Mostly featuring Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork spinning records with Michael having fun insulting KDWB advertisers including Dayton’s and J A Gerber Jewelers and Peter playing the banjo. Includes newscast by Don Miller. #1 16 MB - #2 23 MB - #3 19 MB - #4 8 MB (provided by Phil Kitchen and Jeanne Anderson)
Includes commercials for J A Gerber Jewelers, Durkee Seasoned Spices, Ray Conniff “This is My Song” album, Pedwin Shoes, Baskin-Robbins, Preparation H, Heileman Old Style Beer, Minnesota Dragways, NCC Drive-In Theaters, “The Big Mouth” with Jerry Lewis (movie), Dad’s Root Beer, Mobile, Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum, Schlitz Beer, Coca Cola (sung by Ray Charles), STP, Summer Blonde Hair Spray, Honda and Hamm’s Beer.