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California Dreaming: Pleasant Valley Sunday

With Headquarters, the Monkees had become a real band at last. Every guitar, keyboard, drum, or percussion part on the album, and all the vocals, was performed by one of the Monkees, with only bass, strings, and horns performed by session musicians. 888 more words

California Dreaming: My World Fell Down

Gary Usher was looking for a creative outlet.

Since the surf and hot-rod fad had died down, Usher had been working as a staff producer for Columbia Records, where he had worked on Simon & Garfunkel’s… 994 more words

California Dreaming: Windy

The Association were in trouble. Their second album had not done well on the charts, and the two singles from it, Pandora’s Golden Heebie-Jeebies and… 965 more words

California Dreaming: A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

The Monkees wanted to be real boys.

Or, at least, some of them did. Peter Tork had joined the band in the belief that he would actually be joining a band — a group of people who would play music together. 1,013 more words

All the leaves are brown...

And, yes, the sky is pretty grey. Dreaming more of sausages than California though!

Here I am doing my ‘good boy’ routine in the park. Pretty convincing isn’t it? 20 more words