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The Monkees, Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank

Published May 30, 2016 by Maryanne

SAM_0226The Monkees

Two of the original Monkees, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork teamed up for their 50th Anniversary Tour. Minus Michael, the two put on an amazing show.

My favorites included: “She,” “Daydream Believer,” “Papa Gene’s Blues,” “Stepping Stone,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” and “She Makes Me Laugh” (from the new album, which is fantastic!)

The three-hour show went way too fast. Throughout the performance they showed videos from their television show and also used Davy’s voice for his songs.

I’ve seen The Monkees several times, beginning in the mid-1980s when they first began their reunion tours. They are always incredible!

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Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta is an award-winning journalist and author. Her second book “Love Cats” is a fiction story set in the 1980s. The lead characters attend a Monkees concert. “Love Cats” is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions: