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Recording Sessions for the Third Single and Headquarters

January 16, 1967
10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
RCA Studio A, Hollywood

"She's So Far Out She's In", "The Girl I Knew Somewhere", "All Of Your Toys"
P: Chip Douglas
E:  Dick Bogert, Rich Schmidt
The Monkees were not happy with their second album. They had had no say in the assembly and release of the album and were becoming increasingly dissatisfied with Don Kirshner's role as musical director, picking the songs and not allowing Monkee involvement except for the vocals (with the exception of Mike's tracks which he wrote and produced). This resulted in The Monkees being granted 50% then eventually 100% control of their music, including the instrumental backing. Chip Douglas (formerly of the Modern Folk Quartet and bass player with The Turtles) was recruited by Mike Nesmith as producer, and the group had its first session on this day. The group was nearing the end of its first tour, which no doubt helped them prepare to record in the studio, and had just played in Cleveland the day before. Nesmith played the guitar; his friend John London handled the bass; Micky played the drums; Peter played the bass, acoustic guitar, and harpsichord; and Davy handled maracas and tambourine. "She's So Far Out She's In", performed on their first tour, was attempted but not completed. Takes 1 & 2 of the song's backing track were released on Rhino Handmade's Headquarters Sessions.
"The Girl I Knew Somewhere", which had apparently been recorded by the group during their earliest sessions together before Kirshner was involved, was rerecorded on this day with Mike handling the lead vocal. Though this was an excellent version, it would not be released until being placed as a bonus track on the reissue CD of Headquarters.  Segments of takes 1-16, as well as the master backing track were released on Headquarters Sessions.  "All Of Your Toys" was recorded on this day with Micky singing lead. After a few more sessions, this would be ready for release, though it would have to wait 20 years! The song was written by Bill Martin and published by Tickson music, not Screen Gems; thus, it could not be released at the time. It was originally planned as the A-side for the third single. The song finally appeared on Missing Links and also made it onto the Listen To The Band box set (in a slightly different mix), as a bonus on the CD reissue of Headquarters (in its original mono mix), and onto the Music Box box set in a remix.  A rehearsal take, segments of takes 1-10, as well as the master backing track were released on Headquarters Sessions.

January 19, 1967
RCA Studio A, Hollywood
"All Of Your Toys", "The Girl I Knew Somewhere"
P: Chip Douglas
E:  Hank Cicalo
Chip Douglas and Hank Cicalo reduce, equalize, and compress the two tracks.

January 21, 1967
11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
RCA Studio B, New York City

"A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You", "Love To Love", "You Can't Tie A Mustang Down", "Gotta Give It Time", "99 Pounds", "She Hangs Out"
P: Jeff Barry
E:  Ray Hall
Meanwhile, Kirshner was still supervising Monkees sessions. Neil Diamond penned "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" and "Love To Love". Jeff Barry wrote "99 Pounds", cowrote "She Hangs Out" with Ellie Greenwich, cowrote "You Can't Tie A Mustang Down" with Leiber/Stoller, and cowrote "Gotta Give It Time" with Levine and Leiber/Stoller. "99 Pounds", sung by Davy, was eventually released on Changes in 1970, and "Love To Love", including a 1969 lead vocal, was released on Monkeemania in Australia in 1979, Monkee Business in 1982, the box set, and Missing Links 3. Apparently, the 1986 Rhino vinyl reissue of Changes features an alternate mix of "99 Pounds". It is unknown whether or not any Monkee sang "Gotta Give It Time", and it has never been released. Davy sang all of the rest, including "You Can't Tie A Mustang Down" which appeared on Daydream Believer And Other Hits. In February 1967, Kirshner released the "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You"/"She Hangs Out" single, against the 50% Monkee-control rule. This resulted in his firing from The Monkees' project. Though the single was withdrawn, it did reach the consumer level in Canada. Also, Kirshner pressed a fair number of promotional singles, "My Favorite Monkee" Davy Jones Sings. In March, "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" became the B-side of the group's third single. When "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" appeared on compilations, it was in a slightly different mix, in stereo. On this date, the New York backing tracks, sans Monkee vocals, were recorded, as the group were playing their famous concert in Phoenix on this night, providing the instrumental work and all.

Concert - The Coliseum in Phoenix, AZ.

This concert was filmed, and the instrumentals were recorded. Vocals were later overdubbed onto sections of the concert which were broadcast on the "Monkees On Tour" episode of the TV series on April 24, 1967. Audio (not including vocal overdubs) has begun circulating. In this tape, Nesmith can be heard saying, "I hope that dispells some rumours." directly after their opening song, "Last Train To Clarksville". A small amount of overdub session audio, apparently produced by Nesmith as heard in before "Last Train To Clarksville" vocals by Micky, has also been circulating.  Micky can also be heard goofing off a bit in the studio in this audio.

January 22, 1967
1:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
RCA Studio B
, New York City
"I Wanna Be Your Puppy Dog", "Love Is On The Way", "I Didn't Know You Had It In You Sally", "Sugar Man"
P:  Denny Randell
E:  Ray Hall
Micky sang "I Didn't Know You Had It In You Sally" which Andrew Sandoval has stated does exist in the vault with a 1969 vocal, remaining unreleased to date.  It is unknown whether or not vocals were recorded for the other three. All songs were written by Linzer/Randell, but none were released. It should be noted that had The Monkees not decided to take control of their music, the group would have released an album very similar to Changes rather than Headquarters as their third album!  Once again, the backing tracks only, and not the vocals, were recorded on this day, as the group played their final concert of their first tour at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA on this day.

Concert - Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA.

January 23, 1967
10:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M.
RCA Studio A
, Hollywood
"All Of Your Toys", "The Girl I Knew Somewhere"
P: Chip Douglas
Further work on the two songs.

January 24, 1967
1:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
RCA Studio A
, Hollywood
"All Of Your Toys", "The Girl I Knew Somewhere"
P: Chip Douglas
Further work on the two songs.

January 24, 1967
RCA Studio B, New York City
"You Can't Tie A Mustang Down", "Gotta Give It Time", "99 Pounds", "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You", "Love To Love", "She Hangs Out"
P:  Jeff Barry
E:  Ray Hall
Engineer Ray Hall produced rough mixes of the backing tracks of the Kirshner songs.

January 26, 1967
11: 00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
RCA Studio B, New York City

"Poor Little Me", "If I Learned To Play The Violin"", "Black And Blue", "Eve Of My Sorrow, "The Love You Got Inside
P: Jeff Barry
E:  Ray Hall
Another Kirshner session, the only song that has been released is "If I Learned To Play The Violin", sung by Davy and released on Rhino and nu.millenia's CD-ROM and Rhino/Flashback's Last Train To Clarksville And Other Hits (unknown if this third Flashback CD was ever released).  "Poor Little Me" was cowritten by Jeff Barry and future bubblegum king Andy Kim. "Violin" was penned by Levine/Resnick, and "The Love You Got Inside" was cowritten by Barry, Kim, and Leiber/Stoller. Also, backing tracks for the songs "Black And Blue" (Neil Diamond with Leiber/Stoller) and "Eve Of My Sorrow" (Barry/Levine/Leiber/Stoller) were submitted on this day.

January 26, 1967
8:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.
RCA Studio A
, Hollywood
"All Of Your Toys", "The Girl I Knew Somewhere"
P: Chip Douglas
Further work on the two songs.

January 27, 1967
11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
RCA Studio B, New York City

"I Wanna Be Your Puppy Dog", "Love Is On The Way", "Sugar Man"
P: Denny Randell
E:  Ray Hall
The Kirshner session involved instrumental sweetening work on these songs.

January 28, 1967
4:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
RCA Studio B, New York City

"Love Is On The Way", "Sugar Man", "I Didn't Know You Had It In You Sally"
P: Denny Randell
The Kirshner session involved lead guitar work on these songs.

January 28, 1967
2:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
RCA Studio B
, Hollywood
"All Of Your Toys", "The Girl I Knew Somewhere"
P: Chip Douglas
Further work on the two songs.

January 30, 1967
10:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M.
RCA Victor Studio B, Hollywood
"All Of Your Toys", "The Girl I Knew Somewhere"
P: Chip Dougla
Further work on the two songs.

January 31, 1967
2:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.
RCA Victor Studio B, Hollywood
"All Of Your Toys", "The Girl I Knew Somewhere"
P: Chip Douglas 
E:  Hank Cicalo
These two sessions were necessary to finish up "All Of Your Toys" and "The Girl I Knew Somewhere". The boys, except for Davy who first had some work to do in New York, then went on a three-week vacation with Micky, Mike, and Davy going to England.

February 2, 1967
8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M
RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood
"All Of Your Toys", "The Girl I Knew Somewhere"
P: Chip Douglas
E:  Hank Cicalo
The two songs were mixed.

February 4, 1967
RCA Victor Studio B, New York City
"A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You", "You Can't Tie A Mustang Down", "If I Learned To Play The Violin", "Love To Love", "She Hangs Out", "99 Pounds"
P:  Jeff Barry
E:  Ray Hall
Davy records vocals for the Kirshner songs in New York.

February 5, 1967
RCA Victor Studio B, New York City
"Love To Love", "She Hangs Out", "99 Pounds", "If I Learned To Play The Violin"
P: Jeff Barry
E:  Ray Hall
Reductions for the songs are made.


February 6, 1967

RCA Victor Studio B, New York City
"If I Learned To Play The Violin", "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You", "She Hangs Out", "99 Pounds",
P: Jeff Barry
E:  Ray Hall
Overdubs are made.


February 9, 1967

Micky and Mike TV appearance - "The Top of the Pops" (England).
The two Monkees would also appear on "Pop Inn" and be jurors on "Juke Box Jury".

February 1967
Single release (Canada) - "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You"/"She Hangs Out".

The Missing Links single release - "Huff Puff"/"Fate" (A-side is pre-Monkees Micky).

February 18, 1967
Davy Jones TV performance - "The Rolf Harris Show" (England), performed "Consider Yourself".

Davy Jones TV filming - "Junior Point of View" (England).

February 20, 1967
Song debut on TV series - "Valleri".

February 23, 1967
2:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood
"The Girl I Knew Somewhere", "Sunny Girlfriend"
P: Chip Douglas
E:  Hank Cicalo
Returning from their vacation (except for Davy), The Monkees began the sessions in earnest for their album. Rather than going in to record vocals onto backing tracks late at night after filming the TV series, the boys were able to spend time developing their own music.
A new version of "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" was recorded on this day with Micky singing lead. Several sessions of overdubs were required before this song would be ready for release as the B-side of the group's third single.  Several takes and overdub sessions, as well as the master backing track were released on Headquarters Sessions.  Another Nesmith song, "Sunny Girlfriend", was recorded as well with Nesmith on lead vocals. The song would make the album.  The master backing track, the master backing track with a scratch vocal, as well as an "acoustic remix" were released on Headquarters Sessions.

February 1967

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood 
"Seeger's Theme"
P: Chip Douglas
Peter recorded an acoustic guitar version of this Peter Seeger song.  This version would be released on Headquarters Sessions, and Peter would return to the song during the Birds, Bees sessions.

"Can You Dig It"

P: Chip Douglas
Peter recorded an acoustic guitar demo of this song titled "Tentatively" at the time.  This demos was released on Headquarter Sessions, and Peter would later record the song in full

"Nine Times Blue"

P: Chip Douglas
This excellent Nesmith composition was demoed at this time but would not be recorded properly until almost a year later. The song was written and performed by Michael before The Monkees and was performed by The Monkees as a trio in 1969 on The Johnny Cash Show. Before the performance, Micky implied that it would be released on the next album at the time which would have been The Monkees Present. It was passed up in the earlier case of Instant Replay as well. Nesmith finally released a version of it on his debut solo album Magnetic South in 1970 and continues to perform it in his solo concerts.

"Until It's Time For You To Go"
P:  Chip Douglas
Nesmith recorded a "demo" of this song which he had previously recorded and released immediately prior to becoming a Monkee.  Although it seems highly unlikely that the song was intended for release, Nesmith does perform the song properly and in full.  It was released on Headquarters Sessions.

February 24, 1967

1:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood

"Mr. Webster"
P: Chip Douglas
E:  Hank Cicalo
The group recorded a new version of this Boyce/Hart song at this session with Micky once again on vocals. As Davy's tambourine was substituted for drums, Micky played rhythm guitar. Mike played the pedal steel, Peter the piano, and John London the bass. The song made the album, and the backing track was released on Headquarters Sessions.

February 1967
RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood
"She'll Be There", "Midnight Train"
P: Chip Douglas
Micky recorded these acoustic duets with his sister Coco. The composer of the former is unknown. "Midnight Train" was written by Micky when he was 16 (he claims). Both songs were released on Missing Links 3, and Micky recut "Midnight Train" for Changes.

March 2, 1967
7:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.
RCA Victor Studio B, Hollywood

"Randy Scouse Git", "Band 6"
P: Chip Douglas
E:  Hank Cicalo
Micky's first composition, "Randy Scouse Git"
was started at this session.   Headquarters Sessions features setup for the recording of "Randy Scouse Git", tracking sessions, an alternate version, the master backing track, as well as an alternate mix of the master with a tag of Micky and Peter singing "I Was Born In East Virginia"!  The setup for "Randy Scouse Git" includes a segment of "Cantata & Fugue In C&W" aka "Six-Sring Improvisation" .  Also, Micky, Peter, and Mike attempted to play the Warner Bros. cartoon theme on drums, guitar,  and pedal steel, resulting in the group-credited "Band 6".  Originally, the piece was titled "Band Three", then retitled "Band 6" to fit the album's original lineup.  Both songs were released on the album. On this night, Davy was at the Grammies.

March 3, 1967
7:30 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.
RCA Victor Studio B, Hollywood

"You Told Me", "Zilch"
P: Chip Douglas
E:  Hank Cicalo
The third Nesmith song on Headquarters, "You Told Me" was started on this day. Mike handled the guitar and vocal, Micky the drums, Davy the percussion, Peter the banjo, and Chip the bass. The master backing track as well as a mix with a rough lead vocal were released on Headquarters Sessions.  Also recorded during this session was the group collaboration "Zilch". It too was released on the album, and the individual vocals of the four members were released as separate tracks on Headquarters Sessions.

The Missing Links single release - "Don't Do It"/"Plastic Symphony III" (A-side is pre-Monkees Micky).

March 4, 1967
12:00 P.M. - 1:00 A.M.
RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood

"Randy Scouse Git", "I'll Spend My Life With You"
P: Chip Douglas
E:  Hank Cicalo
A second Boyce/Hart remake, "I'll Spend My Life With You", was started at this session. It made the album, and the backing track were released on Headquarters Sessions. Micky played rhythm guitar on "I'll Spend My Life With You", and Peter played lead guitar. Mike played the pedal steel, Davy the tambourine, and Chip the bass.  Overdubs for "Randy Scouse Git" were recorded at this session.

March 7, 1967
12:30 P.M. - 2:00 A.M.
RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood

"Forget That Girl", "Memphis Tennessee", "Twelve-String Improvisation", "Where Has It All Gone"
P: Chip Douglas
E:  Hank Cicalo
hip Douglas provided the group with this excellent Davy-sung composition which would be finished after additional sessions. It made the album. Also, the song appeared in a heavily reverberated mix on the TV show; a similar stereo mix made it onto the compilations Hit Factory. Douglas has told a story that after being presented with demos of very bubblegum songs including "Sugar, Sugar", the ultimate bubblegum song later recorded by Don Kirshner's cartoon group, The Archies, he proffered a demo of this song to Don Kirshner at a meeting but was rejected.  A rehearsal, the master backing track, and  backing vocals sessions as well as instrumental overdub sessions for "Forget That Girl" were released on Headquarters Sessions.  "Where Has It All Gone", a Nesmith composition, was also attempted on this day, though never completed.  Two backing track versions, as well as informal recordings of "Memphis Tennessee" and "Twelve-String Improvisation" were released on Headquarters Sessions.

March 8, 1967
12:30 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.
RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood

"Randy Scouse Git", "Forget That Girl"
P: Chip Douglas
E:  Hank Cicalo
The two songs were continued on this day.

Single release - "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You"/"The Girl I Knew Somewhere".

March 9, 1967
12:30 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.
RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood

"You Told Me", "I'll Spend My Life With You"
P: Chip Douglas
E:  Hank Cicalo
"You Told Me" was completed, while "I'll Spend My Life With You" would require one further session.

March 10, 1967

12:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.
RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood

"I Had A Dream Last Night", "I'll Spend My Life With You", "Forget That Girl", "Jericho"
P: Chip Douglas
E:  Hank Cicalo
Chip Douglas recorded a demo for his song "I Had A Dream Last Night", though The Monkees never attempted to record the song themselves.  "I'll Spend My Life With You" underwent mixing and reduction, and background vocals were recorded for "Forget That Girl".  Also recorded on this day was the Micky and Peter mess-about take of "Jericho"which was included as a bonus on Rhino's Headquarters CD.

March 11, 1967

12:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.
RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood

"Forget That Girl", "Peter Gunn's Gun", "I Was Born In East Virginia", "I'll Spend My Life With You"
P: Chip Douglas
E:  Hank Cicalo
Aborted instrumental overdubs are recorded for "Forget That Girl" and later released on Headquarters Sessions.  Micky and Peter record "I Was Born In East Virginia", a take of which was released on Headquarters Sessions.  As mentioned previsouly, a segment of this song was added to the end of an early mix of "Randy Scouse Git".  Vocals overdubs were recorded for "Forget That Girl" and "I'll Spend My Life With You".  "Peter Gunn's Gun" is an instrumental jam based on Henry Mancini's "Peter Gunn" theme song and was eventually released as a bonus track on Rhino's CD.

March 14, 1967
12:00 P.M. - ?
RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood

"Pillow Time"
P: Chip Douglas
E:  Hank Cicalo
This interesting lullaby written by Micky's mom, Janelle Scott, and Matt Willis was demoed on this day, though it would not be properly recorded until sessions for The Monkees Present in 1969. Micky performed this song during his 1982 Japanese tour and also remade it on his first solo album, Micky Dolenz Puts You To Sleep, in 1991. A section of Micky's zither playing on this demo was added as background for the count-in before "You Told Me", starting off the album.  At this session, Micky also recorded vocal overdubs onto a number of songs (probably Mike's, as mentioned by Chip Douglas in the "Pillow Time" track).  "Pillow Time" was released as a bonus on Rhino's CD as well as in longer form on Headquarters Sessions.

March 16, 1967
12:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood

"Shades Of Gray", "Masking Tape", "You Just May Be The One"
P: Chip Douglas
E:  Hank Cicalo
"Shades Of Gray", a beautiful Mann/Weil song, was recorded on this day with the exception of the French horn and cello. The song was released on the album and features the vocals of Davy, Peter, and Micky. Michael played the guitar and pedal steel on this track.  "Masking Tape" exists as a backing tracks only, a composite of which has been released on Headquarters Sessions. A remake of Nesmith's song was recorded on this day with Mike on vocals and 12-string guitar, Peter on bass, Micky on drums and backup vocals, and Davy on tambourine. It would make the album, and a tracking session composite plus the master backing track would be released on Headquarters Sessions.  

March 17, 1967
12:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood

"I Can't Get Her Off My Mind", "No Time", "Blues", "Banjo Jam", "Cripple Creek", "Cantata & Fugue In C&W" ("Six String Improvisation")
P: Chip Douglas
E:  Hank Cicalo
The third and final Boyce/Hart remake "I Can't Get Her Off My Mind" was started on this day, as was the group-penned composition "No Time". A far superior version to Boyce/Hart's production, Davy sang the former and Micky sang "No Time". As a "thank you", the boys gave recording engineer Hank Cicalo the writer's credit on the song. Both songs made the album, and the royalties from "No Time" enabled Cicalo to purchase a house! The version of "No Time" on this day included outside musicians and was not originally released on the album but later released on Headquarters Sessions.  A blues jam, a banjo jam, as well as Peter's favourite banjo piece "Cripple Creek" were also informally recorded.  Incidentally, Harry Nilsson recorded a piano demo tape (including "Cuddly Toy" and "The Story Of Rock And Roll") on this day for the group.  Apparently, around this time, "Six String Improvisation" was recorded.  The piece had been captured in part during the setup for "Randy Scouse Git" and would later be recorded by Nesmith and Red Rhodes (possibly during the And the hits just keep on comin... sessions) and released as a bonus track on BMG's Nevada Fighter/Tantamount To Treason Volume One CD.

March 18, 1967
12:30 P.M. - 2:30 A.M.
RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood

"The Story Of Rock And Roll", "I'll Spend My Life With You", "Early Morning Blues And Greens", "Two Part Invention In F Major"
P: Chip Douglas
E:  Hank Cicalo
"I'll Spend My Life With You" was finished.  "The Story Of Rock And Roll" was a Harry Nilsson song that was attempted but not finished. Chip Douglas produced it in a nearly identical fashion with The Turtles in 1968.  A take from this day was released on Headquarters Sessions.  "Early Morning Blues And Greens", written by Keller/Hilderbrand, was recorded on this day. Although Davy sings the lead on the released version, the song was initially attempted with Davy and Peter alternating vocals. A demo of this song by Jack Keller was previously available on Jordan Kellery's web site.  The backing track of The Monkees' version was released on Headquarters Sessions.  J.S. Bach's "Two Part Invention In F Major" was recorded by Peter on piano, with the intention of speeding up the playback in order to sound like a harpsichord.  Peter played this piece in Monkees concerts during the 1990s and 2000s.  The session's recording was released on Headquarters Sessions.  Incidentally, the liner notes of that set misidentify Peter's harpsichord piece in 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee as being the same pieced when it is in fact C.P.E. Bach's "Solfeggietto".

March 19, 1967
2:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.
RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood

"The Story Of Rock And Roll", "Don't Be Cruel", "Hollywood", "I Can't Get Her Off My Mind"
P: Chip Douglas
E:  Hank Cicalo
A second version of "The Story Of Rock And Roll" was attempted, a take of which has been released on Headquarters Sessions.  Mickhy and Peter informally play "Don't Be Cruel" (released on Headquarters Sessions).  Nesmith informally performs a new composition "Hollywood" during this session; he would return to it later as a Monkee as well as with The First National Band.  "I Can't Get Her Off My Mind" was completed.

March 20, 1967
TV show performance - "Don't Call On Me" (instrumental).

March 22, 1967
RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood
"Early Morning Blues And Greens", "Shades Of Gray", "No Time"
P: Chip Douglas

March 23&24, 1967
1:00 P.M. - 2:30 A.M.
RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood
"For Pete's Sake"
P: Chip Douglas
This marathon session resulted in the awesome "For Pete's Sake", cowritten by Tork and Joey Richards and named by Nesmith. Micky handled the vocal. Peter played lead guitar and Nesmith the organ. An instrumental version of the song was included in the group's 1997 TV special.

March 1967
"I Had A Dream Last Night"
During this month, a demo, not involving The Monkees, was submitted.

February/March 1967
RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Fever"
P: Chip Douglas
This jam has never been released.

"Just A Game"
P: Chip Douglas
This is probably Micky's second song. Although the group did not complete the recording, Micky would return to the song for release on Instant Replay.

April 1, 1967
Concert - The Arena in Winnipeg, Canada.
The Monkees began holding occasional concerts as warm-ups for their summer UK and US tour. They kept a similar stage show to their first tour with the substitution of newer songs and played the same instrumental roles as on the previous tour. Apparently, the group did play "Shades Of Gray" with Mike on pedal steel.  These dates started about a month after the release of their third single, and songs from Headquarters were previewed.

April 2, 1967
Concert - Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada.

April 10, 1967
Song debut on TV show - "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (unreleased mix), "Words" (unreleased mix).

April 18, 1967
RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood
"Sunny Girlfriend"
P: Chip Douglas
The song, and the third album sessions, were finished on this day. Chip Douglas would undergo extensive editing work to turn the sessions into an album. This involved much splicing of various takes. Also, Chip assembled a reel, not to be released, comprising demos, chat, and jams by the group. A few selections from this reel were released as bonus tracks by Rhino (mentioned above).

April 24, 1967
Concert footage aired on TV show.
From the Phoenix, AZ concert, snippets of: "Last Train To Clarksville", "Sweet Young Thing", "Mary, Mary", "Cripple Creek", "You Can't Judge A Book By Looking At The Cover", "I Wanna Be Free", "I Got A Woman", "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" were aired.

April 1967
Peter Tork performance - Troubadour in Hollywood, CA.
Sometime this month, Peter Tork performed a 15-minute set at the Troubadour club (where both he and Nesmith had performed pre-Monkees). He reportedly performed several songs including "I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate" and "a Michael Murphy ballad" (perhaps "Do Not Ask For Love"?).