By Fred Velez
Fred Velez, identified for over forty years as a Monkees super-fan; because the grasp of Ceremonies for the Monkees Conventions; author for the Monkee company Fanzine; and web publication author for the Monkees.net, takes the reader on a desirable trip as he follows the gang from its earliest days. Fred, via his studies, images and memorabilia, tells the story of the Monkees. He writes concerning the television convey, the song, the live performance excursions, the several occupation paths the individuals of the crowd took, and the impact the premature dying of Davy Jones in 2012 had at the lovers. Fred used to be one of many privileged few who went from being a child sitting at the flooring within the lounge staring at his favourite television exhibit, to an grownup, sitting in Davy Jones lounge as he helped Davy paintings on a publication. additionally integrated are the tales of different enthusiasts and the way they too, had very own involvement with the lads within the band, whether or not they have been sitting within the viewers, or up at the level sharing the highlight. This ebook is a heartfelt tribute from the fanatics to Micky, Davy, Peter and Mike. Fred Velez stocks by no means sooner than visible images of The Monkees in quite a few venues, tales that might make you giggle, and private reminiscences of enthusiasts who had their lives touched through this remarkable tune workforce. Fred additionally provides to the tale via highlighting the a long time with old occasions and his interactions with different song greats, like John Lennon, Ringo celebrity, Paul McCartney, the Ramones, KISS, and, Jersey's personal, Uncle Floyd.
Jerry Beck, renowned Animation Historian and one other great Monkees fan, writes in his creation to the ebook, "I'm thankful to Fred for making it attainable for me to wave my Monkee freak flag excessive. Fred is one nice guy-and a real believer to the tip. His booklet and stories with Monkee fandom and the Monkees themselves make an excellent tale and inform the story from one other point of view. The Fan's perspective...I desire they're going to learn and luxuriate in Fred's story-as it speaks for we all who've ever felt that paintings transcends a unmarried viewing, and the way it touches our lives in one of these optimistic way."
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