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Recording Sessions for The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees

October 31, 1967

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"The Girl I Left Behind Me/Girl Named Love"

P: The Monkees

After the sessions for Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. were completed, The Monkees would rarely record music together. The group members, except Peter who would have preferred to remain a true band, decided to produce their own music independently, for the most part. Furthermore, Screen Gems allowed each Monkee time in the recording studios each week. Thus, each of the four members went off on their own and created a vast amount of music incorporating an equally vast amount of styles as well as session musicians. Although Lester Sill (musical supervisor), Shorty Rogers (arranger), and Brendan Cahill (one-time Dolenz limo driver in England and future musical supervisor and manager) assisted The Monkees at their sessions, nearly all tracks recorded and released during late 1967 through 1968 were presented as being produced by "The Monkees".

Sessions for The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees kicked off with Davy. "The Girl I Left Behind Me" was a Sedaka/Bayer song originally attempted during the second album sessions. Apparently, a total of four attempts were made at recording this song, though only three are known. The third known attempt was also during these Birds, Bees sessions and would be the only version to be originally released, on the Instant Replay album. The version recorded on this day was followed immediately with an instrumental for "Girl Named Love", a song never properly recorded by Davy but casually rehearsed by its writers, Davy and Charlie Smalls, on the March 4, 1968 episode of the TV show called "Some Like It Lukewarm (The Band Contest)". Smalls was also involved in this recording session as arranger. This excellent version of the song, without "Girl Named Love", would finally be released as a bonus track on Rhino's CD of The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees.

November 4, 1967

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"I'm A Man", "We Were Made For Each Other"

P: The Monkees

Apparently, Chip Douglas was the actual producer at this session, though nothing from the session has been released. "I'm A Man" had been tried at the end of the previous album sessions, but Davy never recorded a vocal for it. "We Were Made For Each Other", a Bayer/Fischoff composition, was also attempted at this sessions, but no vocals were recorded. The track would later be recorded with Davy on vocals for release on this album.

November 6, 1967

Song debut on TV show - "She Hangs Out" (unreleased mix).

November 7, 1967

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"The Girl I Left Behind Me/Girl Named Love"

P: The Monkees

More work was done on this track.

November 11, 1967

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Tapioca Tundra"

P: The Monkees

This excellent Nesmith track was recorded completely at this session. The track would be released as the B-side to "Valleri", the group's sixth single, in addition to being on the album. The mono and stereo mixes of the song differ slightly.

November 13, 1967

Song debut on TV show - "Goin' Down" (alternate vocal), "Star Collector" (unreleased mix).

November 14, 1967

Album release - Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.

"Ceiling In My Room"

P: The Monkees

This excellent song, written by Davy and two of The Sundowners, Don DeMieri and Robert Dick, was released on a 10-song budget CD by Flashback (a division of Rhino) called I'm A Believer And Other Hits. With introspective lyrics and a mellow, melancholy atmosphere, this is one of Davy's finest compositions and performances.

November 18 & 19, 1967

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

The Wichita Train Whistle Sings

"Nine Times Blue"

"Carlisle Wheeling"

"Tapioca Tundra"

"Don't Call On Me"

"Don't Cry Now"

"While I Cried"

"Papa Gene's Blues"

"You Just May Be the One"

"Sweet Young Thing"

"You Told Me"

P: Michael Nesmith

On these two days, Nesmith hired a fifty-eight piece band to record an album of instrumental big band arrangements of ten of his songs. Most of the songs would be available as Monkees songs at some time with two of them ("Nine Times Blue" and "Carlisle Wheeling") not being available until Nes' first solo album. "Don't Cry Now" has never been released in a vocal form. Nesmith reissued the album on his own label ten years later and has also expressed interest in remixing the album (as he did with The Prison and several songs from From A Radio Engine To The Photon Wing and Infinite Rider On The Big Dogma.)

November 21, 1967

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"The Girl I Left Behind Me/Girl Named Love"

P: The Monkees

This was the final session for this version of the song.

November 22, 1967

November 23, 1967

De Lane Kea Studio, Kingsway

Wonderwall

P: George Harrison

While visiting England, Peter was asked to play five-string banjo on George Harrison's Wonderwall soundtrack. In fact, Tork played one of Paul McCartney's instruments.

November 27, 1967

Filming - TV series.

Micky Dolenz wrote and directed the last aired episode of the series, "Mijacogeo".

Performance on TV show - "Tear The Top Right Off Of My Head".

November 1967

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Carlisle Wheeling Effervescent Popsicle"

P: Michael Nesmith

This song was recorded by Nesmith a number of times but originally released only in one form, as "Conversations" on his second solo album, Loose Salute. This first version of the song was released on Missing Links and the box set as "Carlisle Wheeling". A second version during the Monkee years was recorded a few months later.

"My Head"

Nothing is known about this track. Also, since many tracks listed in recording session logs are of unknown nature from this point on, these will be designated with a simple "???" as the text.

December 1, 1967

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Lady's Baby"

P: Peter Tork

This Peter Tork session featured "Lady's Baby", a song that was recorded over the course of many sessions but was not released until the Missing Links CD in 1988. A second mix, with actual baby vocalizations, was released as a bonus track on Rhino's CD of The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees.

December 2, 1967

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Magnolia Simms"

P: The Monkees

This unusual 1920s-style song by Nesmith was released on the album with a mix replicating an old 78 record with plenty of wear.

December 3, 1967

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Writing Wrongs"

P: The Monkees

Another unusual Nesmith song, "Writing Wrongs" was recorded on this day and would be a part of the album. The mono and stereo mixes of the song differ slightly.

"Who Will Buy"

This is a song from Oliver! which indicates that Davy most likely prompted this session.

December 4, 1967

Filming - TV series.

Peter directed the "Monkees Mind Their Manor" episode.

"Goin' Down" (alternate vocal) on TV show.

December 9, 1967

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Circle Sky"

P: The Monkees

This Nesmith song would become the source of much controversy. Begun in the studio on this day, it would later be recorded live by the group for the Head movie. However, this studio version would be released on the soundtrack. It would be ready after three additional sessions. A version with an alternate vocal can be found on Monkee Flips, the Japanese By Request, Missing Links 3, as well as the UK Lightning CD of the Head soundtrack. Ironically, the originally-released version would be the most rare until the reissue CD! The group would remake this song for their album Justus in 1996, with different lyrics.

December 12, 1967

TV appearance broadcast - "Ed Stewart's Christmas Request Show" (England).

December 17, 1967

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Lady's Baby", "Merry Go Round"

P: Peter Tork

Another session for "Lady's Baby". Tork/Hilderbrand's "Merry Go Round" was also demoed on this day. A version has been bootlegged, "Take two" with only acoustic guitar backing. A fuller version would be recorded in a month.

"Circle Sky"

P: The Monkees

Another session for Michael's "Circle Sky".

"The Surprise"

???

December 21, 1967

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Lady's Baby"

P: Peter Tork

Another "Lady's Baby" session.

December 22, 1967

Filming - TV series

The final episode of the series, "Some Like It Lukewarm", was filmed.

December 25, 1967

Performance on TV show - "Riu Chiu".

TV appearance broadcast - "Meet The Kids" (England).

December 26, 1967

United Recorders, Hollywood

"P.O. Box 9847", "Valleri"

P: The Monkees

This first Birds, Bees session including Micky, although credited to The Monkees, was actually produced by Boyce and Hart. "P.O. Box 9847" was released on the album. However, that mix featured a string section that would be added at a second session. This session's mix featured a Moog synthesizer instead. Boyce and Hart also produced a remake of "Valleri" with Davy once again providing the vocal. This version's aggressiveness was eliminated by the use of brass, as suggested by Lester Sill. The song was released as the A-side of the sixth single and also made the album. One more session was held for the song.

December 28, 1967

United Recorders, Hollywood

"Valleri"

P: The Monkees

"Valleri" was finished.

December 30, 1967

United Recorders, Hollywood

"Through The Looking Glass"

P: Boyce & Hart

Originally recorded in 1966 during the More Of The Monkees sessions, a new version of this song was recorded. Although the song would not be released until Instant Replay in 1969 after further mixing, a mix from this date was released as a bonus on that same album. Also, an unfinished third version of this song was recorded.

December 31, 1967

United Recorders, Hollywood

"Don't Listen To Linda"

P: Boyce & Hart

This song had been recorded during More Of The Monkees; however, a new and superior version was recorded on this day with Boyce and Hart. However, the track would not be released until Instant Replay, after another mixing session.

1968
Sometime this year, Davy would sing "Laurel and Hardy" and possibly other songs on an unreleased Jan Berry album.  He also sang on "In The Still Of The Night" which was released by Jan & Dean.  Davy was a friend of Jan Berry and helped in his rehabilitation after his car accident.

January 4, 1968

Peter Tork TV appearance - "The Top of the Pops" (England).

January 6, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Auntie's Municipal Court", "Circle Sky"

P: The Monkees

"Auntie's Municipal Court" is the only Birds, Bees song, excepting "Daydream Believer", featuring more than one Monkee! An excellent Nesmith song, this would be completed after two more sessions. The mono and stereo mixes of the song differ slightly. Micky sings the vocals with Mike, an always excellent combination. Further work was done on "Circle Sky".

January 7, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Zor And Zam"

P: The Monkees

This unique Monkees song was written by Bill and John Chadwick and sung by Micky Dolenz. After several more sessions, it would be ready for inclusion on the album. Also, an early, sparse version of the song was included on the TV series finale episode and released on Missing Links 3.

January 8, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Circle Sky"

P: The Monkees

Nes finished the studio "Circle Sky" on this day.

January 9, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"My Share Of The Sidewalk"

P: The Monkees

This recording is indeed unique in that it is the only Nesmith-composed song sung by Davy. Unfortunately, the results were not particularly interesting. The song was included on Missing Links (CD).

January 10, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Daddy's Song"

P: The Monkees

This third Nilsson song was recorded with Nesmith on vocals. However, Davy later recorded a vocal for the song as well. The version with Davy would be included in Head. The movie version differs from the soundtrack version in that a spoken section replaces a verse at the end. Rhino also released a third variation on their second box set, Music Box.  Nesmith's take would be released as a bonus track on the soundtrack by Rhino. Several more sessions would be necessary to complete this song.

"Good Time"

???

January 11, 1968
"Mr. Richland's Favorite Song"
P: Chip Douglas
This Nilsson song was recorded with Nesmith on guitar, Tork on bass, Dolenz on drums, and Nilsson himself on piano and vocals.  Sadly, it has never seen the light of day.   Rhino Records suggested that The Monkees record vocals for this track in 1997.  However, the group opted to record all-new material at that time.  Nilsson later recorded and released the song on his own.

January 13, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Zor And Zam"

P: The Monkees

Another session for the song.

January 14, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"While I Cry"

P: Michael Nesmith

This beautiful Nesmith song was begun on this day and would be completed the next. It would be released on Instant Replay.

"Lady's Baby"

P: The Monkees

Another session for the song.

January 15, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Auntie's Municipal Court"

P: The Monkees

"While I Cry"

P: Michael Nesmith

Further work on the two songs by Nesmith, with "While I Cry" being completed.

January 16, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Auntie's Municipal Court", "Daddy's Song"

P: The Monkees

"Auntie's Municipal Court" was completed, and further work was done on "Daddy's Song".

January 18, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Zor And Zam"

P: The Monkees

Another session for the song.

January 19, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Shorty Blackwell"

P: Micky Dolenz

This second Dolenz composition was quite eccentric, the subject matter being his own pet cat. Many sessions were required to complete the song which would close the Instant Replay album.

"Daddy's Song"

P: The Monkees

Meanwhile, work was continuing on "Daddy's Song".

"Lady's Baby"

P: The Monkees

Peter too was in the studio on this day, continuing work on "Lady's Baby".

January 20, 1968

Western Recorders, Hollywood

"Seeger's Theme", "Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again", "Alvin"

P: The Monkees

"Merry Go Round"

P: Peter Tork

The Pete Seeger instrumental was recorded by Peter and would be released on Missing Links Volume Two. Also, Peter recut the song for a 1982 issue of The Coop: The Fast Folk Musical Magazine. "Long Title" by Tork was recorded over a great number of sessions and was originally to be released on Birds, Bees. Instead, it was used in Head. Peter has recorded a new version of the song but has not released it yet. "Alvin", a novelty ditty by Peter's brother Nicholas Thorkelson, was also originally to be on Birds, Bees but was pulled at the last minute. Rhino added it as a bonus on their CD. "Merry Go Round" made it onto Missing Links 3 after two more sessions.

January 22, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again", "Merry Go Round"

P: The Monkees

Another "Long Title" and "Merry Go Round" session.

Recording Sessions for Head

January 23, 1968
RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood
"War Games"

The soundtrack to The Monkees' movie Head would prove to be a very interesting artifact. Only seven Monkees performances were included, with the rest of the album comprising bites from the film itself, assembled in a witty fashion by album coordinator and film cowriter and coproducer Jack Nicholson. The film was coproduced and directed by Bob Rafelson. While Davy and Steve Pitts, plus Bill Chadwick and Davy wrote songs with the movie in mind, these were not to be used. Only a couple songs were specifically written and recorded for the film.

This session was for the recording of a Jones/Pitts composition (Davy's second song).  The song was written for the movie Head but did not make the cut and was later considered for but rejected from Changes.  It eventually was released on Missing Links.

January 24, 1968

Sunset Sound, Hollywood

"Lady's Baby", "My Song In 7"

P: Peter Tork

Another session for "Lady's Baby". Also, "My Song In 7" is apparently another Tork song; nothing else is known about it, and it is missing.

January 25, 1968

Sunset Sound, Hollywood

"Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again"

P: The Monkees

"Lady's Baby"

P: Peter Tork

More work on the two songs.

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Empire"

P: The Monkees

This is an incomplete recording of a Nesmith composition, without vocals.

January 26, 1968

Sunset Sound, Hollywood

"Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again"

P: The Monkees

Another "Long Title" session.

January 27, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again"

P: The Monkees

"Long Title" again.

January 28, 1968

Western Recorders, Hollywood

"Can You Dig It", "Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again"

P: The Monkees

Peter started working on a second Head song on this day, "Can You Dig It". The soundtrack and film mixes of this song differ slightly. Though the originally released version features Micky singing, Tork sang the lead on the early sessions. A version with his vocals was added to the Rhino CD of Head. More work done on "Long Title" on this day.

January 29, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Can You Dig It"

P: The Monkees

Continuing "Can You Dig It".

January 30, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Can You Dig It"

P: The Monkees

Continuing "Can You Dig It".

January 31, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Can You Dig It", "Merry Go Round"

P: The Monkees

Continuing "Can You Dig It" and finishing "Merry Go Round".

January 1968

"Tears Of Joy"

???

February 1, 1968

Western Recorders, Hollywood

"Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again", "Can You Dig It"

P: The Monkees

More work on the Tork songs.

February 2, 1968

Western Recorders, Hollywood

"Lady's Baby"

P: Peter Tork

The second to last "Lady's Baby" session!

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Nine Times Blue"

P: Michael Nesmith

Meanwhile, Nesmith was recording a version of "Nine Times Blue" at RCA. As previously mentioned, this song had been around since before The Monkees began. Two more sessions would be devoted to this song. However, it would remain unreleased until Missing Links.

February 3, 1968

United Recorders

"Me Without You"

P: Boyce/Hart

This "Your Mother Should Know" (The Beatles) rip-off by Boyce & Hart made it onto Instant Replay after a few more sessions. An alternate mix with fuzz guitar was added as a bonus to the CD by Rhino.

Western Recorders, Hollywood

"Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again"

P: The Monkees

Another "Long Title" session.

February 4, 1968

Western Recorders, Hollywood

"Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again"

P: The Monkees

Another "Long Title" session.

United Recorders, Hollywood

"Shorty Blackwell"

P: Micky Dolenz

Continuing work on "Shorty Blackwell".

February 5, 1968

Western Recorders, Hollywood

"Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again", "Tear The Top Right Off My Head"

P: The Monkees

"Tear The Top" was another Tork song. However, this one would not be released until Rhino's 1991 box set, then Missing Links 3. Also, a version with Micky on vocals has been bootlegged. Three more sessions were devoted to this song. Finally, in the "Hitting The High Seas" TV episode, Peter can be seen accompanying Micky's singing of this song with an acoustic guitar. The short snippet appeared to include double-tracking of Micky's vocal. More on "Long Title" too on this day.

February 6, 1968

Western Recorders, Hollywood

"Tear The Top Right Off My Head"

P: The Monkees

Western Recorders Studio 2, Hollywood

"Dream World", "Changes", "We Were Made For Each Other", "It's Nice To Be With You"

P: The Monkees

"The Girl I Left Behind Me"

P: Sedaka/Bayer

While Peter continued work on "Tear The Top", Davy completed two songs cowritten by he and Steve Pitts, worked on one by Bayer/Fischoff, a remake of "The Girl I Left Behind Me", and a new one by Jerry Goldstein. "Changes" was not released until 1990's Missing Links Volume Two. "Dream World" would be ready for inclusion on the album after another session.. "We Were Made For Each Other" had been attempted at the beginning of sessions for this album and was attempted from scratch at this session. One more session would be necessary to complete the track for the album. "The Girl I Left Behind Me" would be finished after one more session and would make it onto Instant Replay. In 1995, Davy released the instrumental backing track of this version of the song on his Just For The Record - Volume Two. "It's Nice" became the B-side of The Monkees seventh single. It was written by Jerry Goldstein and sung by Davy.

February 7, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"It's Nice To Be With You", "We Were Made For Each Other"

P: The Monkees

Davy continued work on "We Were Made For Each Other".

Western Recorders, Hollywood

"Lady's Baby"

P: Peter Tork

"Lady's Baby" was finally completed on this day.

February 8, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Dream World",

P: The Monkees

"She Calls Herself St. Matthew", "Nine Times Blue"

P: Michael Nesmith

"Dream World" was finished on this date. Meanwhile, Michael attempted to record a new composition entitled "She Calls Herself St. Matthew". Although this version's vocals (with one different lyric line) has not been released, a later version would eventually be released in the '90s. Nes also continued work on "Nine Times Blue".

Western Recorders, Hollywood

"Come On In", "Tear The Top Right Off My Head"

P: The Monkees

Peter recorded the excellent Levenson/Duboff song on this day. Sadly, it remained unreleased until Missing Links Volume Two. The Association released their version of the song.  Peter also continued "Tear The Top".

February 9, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"We Were Made For Each Other", "It's Nice To Be With You"

P: The Monkees

"The Girl I Left Behind Me"

P: Bayer/Sedaka

Davy continued "It's Nice" and finished the other two songs on this day.

February 10, 1968

United Recorders, Hollywood

"P.O. Box 9847"

P: The Monkees

On this day, Boyce and Hart replaced the Moog track on "P.O. 9847" with a string part. This mix would make the album.

Western Recorders, Hollywood

"Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again"

P: The Monkees

Also on this day, Peter continued working on "Long Title".

February 11, 1968

Filming - Head

This was the first day of shooting for The Monkees' only film. Due to The Monkees being denied writers' credit for the film, all except Peter boycotted this first day. The Monkees, Jack Nicholson, and Bob Rafelson had written the film during a weekend in Ojai, CA.

February 12, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again", "Tear The Top Right Off My Head"

P: The Monkees

Another "Long Title" session for Peter, and "Tear The Top" was completed.

February 14, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Zor And Zam"

P: The Monkees

Another "Zor And Zam" session. Apparently, the sparse version was finished on this day.

Western Recorders, Hollywood

"Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again"

P: The Monkees

The final "Long Title" session!!

February 15, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"The Poster", "I'm Gonna Try", "Party"

P: The Monkees

"Shorty Blackwell"

P: Micky Dolenz

Today, Davy worked on three compositions he wrote with Steve Pitts. Only "The Poster" would be released on the album. The other two, "I'm Gonna Try" and "Party" had almost identical instrumental tracks; however, the vocals were completely different, making "I'm Gonna Try" far superior. "Party" made it onto Missing Links, and "I'm Gonna Try" was added as a bonus to Rhino's Birds, Bees CD. "I'm Gonna Try" was later proposed and rejected for Changes. Also on this day, Micky continued work on "Shorty Blackwell".

February 17, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"The Poster", "I'm Gonna Try", "Zor And Zam", "D.W. Washburn"

P: The Monkees

Davy finished up "The Poster" and "I'm Gonna Try", and Micky completed the released version of "Zor And Zam" on this day. Micky also began "D.W. Washburn", written by Leiber/Stoller, which would be the group's seventh single. Originally, an African-American bass singer was on the track; this was removed before release. Filming for the movie continued

February 24, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Shake 'Em Up", "Don't Say Nothing Bad"

P: The Monkees

Micky chose the Leiber/Stoller song "Shake 'Em Up" which was released on Missing Links 3. Apparently, "Shake 'Em Up" was considered for release on Changes. No information is available for "Don't Say Nothing Bad".

February 26, 1968

California Recorders, Hollywood

"Porpoise Song (Theme From Head)"

P: Gerry Goffin

This Goffin/King masterpiece was one of the few songs written especially for the movie Head. It became The Monkees' eighth single as well with a drone section at the end being included. One more session would be necessary. Micky later recorded a lullaby version of this song for his first solo album in 1991.

Performance on TV show - "Greensleeves".

February 28, 1968

California Recorders, Hollywood

"Porpoise Song (Theme From Head)"

P: Gerry Goffin

The song was completed.

February 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"If I Ever Get To Saginaw Again", "All The Gray Haired Men"

P: The Monkees

Both Jack Keller/Bob Russell songs (thanks to Jordan Keller for revealing the identity of the composers of the latter), the former was actually recorded by the band in two completely different versions, one featuring Michael, the other Davy. Michael's version was released on Missing Links Volume Two, while Davy's version remains unreleased. There have been claims that Davy's version was recorded post Monkees, during the 1970s. It is available on Jordan Keller's web site (http://www.public.usit.net/jkeller/jordan.html). It is not known if "All The Gray Haired Men" was ever recorded by the group.

"Impact", "Seasons"

???

March 1, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Daddy's Song", "Rosemarie", "D.W. Washburn"

P: The Monkees

Another session for "Daddy's Song". "D.W. Washburn" was completed, and Micky began the odd "Rosemarie", written by himself. An early version of this song was included as a bonus on Instant Replay, with a later version making Missing Links (CD). A few more sessions were devoted to this song. The Monkees were now spending most of their time filming Head.

March 2, 1968

Single release - "Valleri"/"Tapioca Tundra".

Also, sometime in 1968, the "Valleri"/"Tema Dei Monkees" single was released in Italy.

March 4, 1968

Performance on TV show - "Girl Named Love".

March 8, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"Can You Dig It"

P: The Monkees

The final "Can You Dig It" session.

March 9, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"I'll Be Back Up On My Feet", "Shadow Of A Man", "I Was Not Born To Follow"

P: The Monkees

This song was started from scratch a third time. After one more session, it would be ready for the album. "Shadow Of A Man" is a Miller/Greenfield song, but nothing more is known about it. "I Was Not Born To Follow" is a Goffin/King song released by The Byrds as "Wasn't Born To Follow" but has never been released by The Monkees.  Rhino did suggest that The Monkees record a vocal for the song n 1997, though the group opted to record new material instead.

March 14, 1968

RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood

"I'll Be Back Up On My Feet", "Rosemarie", "It's Nice To Be With You"

P: The Monkees

"I'll Be Back Up On My Feet" and "It's Nice" were completed on this day, and a second session for "Rosemarie" was held.

T.T.G.

"Look Down"

P: Stern/King

This Stern/King song was demoed on this day. Davy and Carole King would record it properly later on.

March 25, 1968

Song debut on TV show - "Zor And Zam" (alternate version).

March 28, 1968

American

"Music Of The World A-Turnin'"

P: The Monkees

A Nesmith song, this has never been released and is currently missing. This was the final session for The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees!