Recording Sessions for the Last Single

September 22, 1970

New York City

"Do It In The Name Of Love", "Lady Jane"

P: Jeff Barry

Some people believe that these two songs were actually recorded during the Changes sessions. Considering the peculiarity of having Micky and Davy sent back into a New York studio with Jeff Barry after Changes failed, this is understandable. However, due to the slightly different feel to the songs from Changes and the fact that Micky and Davy sing on both songs, the author tends to believe the two songs were indeed recorded and not just mixed on this date. The claim that the two songs were recorded during the Changes sessions separately by both Micky and Davy, then edited together on this date is not very credible, as careful listening reveals vocal lead-ins by Micky into his vocal portions that could not have occurred had he been singing Davy's previous portion. Jeff Barry wrote the two songs which would be released under Micky's and Davy's names in 1971. Thus, this was the very last Monkees recording session

October 24, 1970

Michael Nesmith & The First National Band concert at the Round Table in Indianapolis, IN.

November 1970

Michael Nesmith & The First National Band album release - Loose Salute.

Michael Nesmith & The First National Band single release - "Silver Moon"/"Lady Of The Valley".

November 20, 1970

Michael Nesmith & The First National Band concert at KRNT Theater in Des Moines, Iowa.


Davy Jones TV appearance - "Pop Goes Davy".

Sometime this year, Davy and his musical director Doug Trevor put together this hour-long TV special.

January 1971

Album release - Barrel Full Of Monkees.

April 1971

Single release - "Do It In The Name Of Love"/"Lady Jane".

Though this was released under Micky and Davy's names and not The Monkees, it is considered the very last Monkees release during the group's original existence.

Michael Nesmith & The First National Band single release - "Nevada Fighter"/"Here I Am".

October 1971

Micky Dolenz single release - "Easy On You"/"Oh Someone". Micky, David Price, and Peter Tork co-arranged the single.

Surprisingly, Peter Tork apparently did some recording for Nesmith's Countryside label during this year. Unfortunately, nothing has been released from these sessions.