To quote Scooby Doo, ‘Ruh Roh’.

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  1. Kwai Chang says:

    TEAM Peruvian Flake

  2. anyone know who the dude is on far left, ive seen him in pics from this day before but have never seen him ID’d.

    keith moon was also at this party which makes this an All Points Bulletin Ruh Roh.

  3. Hitachi says:

    The guy on the left is banjo wizard Doug Dillard who was a notorious L.A. party person. Just to clarify what this odd yet amazing conglomeration of artists was all about:
    LATE FEB-EARLY MARCH 1975
    Ringo pre-tapes an appearance in a Los Angeles TV studio for a Hoyt Axton TV special called “The Hoyt Axton Country Western, Boogie Woogie, Gospel, Rock & Roll Show” complete with a star studded audience. Ringo performs his latest hit single “No No Song”, which Hoyt had written. This special airs on March 22. Amongst the stars who all join in on the ending of “No No Song” are:
    Hoyt Axton; Ringo; Nilsson; Micky Dolenz; Keith Moon; Doug Dillard; Paul Williams; Rita Coolidge; Arlo Guthrie; Kris Kristofferson; Linda Ronstadt; Buffy St. Marie; Loggins & Messina & Tanya Tucker.

  4. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    Brill info, thanks Hitachi. I would have picked it as ’74.

  5. Kwai Chang says:

    Nice work, Hitachi.
    Very much appreciated.
    The party was probably a so-so-song we’ve all heard before…
    “I Water My Lawn With My Tears” aka The Ugh Keith Moon Is Here Anthem.
    The chorus goes something like
    ‘No no no no…just bring a kilo’
    I’m tired of waking up at the ATM.
    Hey, I’m Mr. Potato Head special limited No No Edition
    my interchangeable nose is a boiled tomato.

  6. Kwai Chang says:

    It’s only breakfast if you went to bed.

  7. Kwai Chang says:

    The Tuesday Annual San Vicente Back-By-Friday Jogging Relay Team

  8. Hitachi says:

    Maybe one day Kwai I’ll understand at least three words that you type :)

  9. Kwai Chang says:

    Hitachi,
    Thanks for tolerating me. I know I’m a clown far too often.
    I could explain some of my comments to you but they aren’t clever. Your information was very helpful. Just knowing the guest list places an air of volatility on the proceedings. I’m sure much of it made no sense to the participants.
    The No No Song, huh?
    I’m not convinced…
    KC

    Countdown, Merlin, Moon(Son Of Crackula)

  10. i enjoyed the monkees for what they were, and mickey dolenz seemed like a good guy. but he was almost long gone and forgotten by the mid 70’s. so seeing the many “party pics” he’s in with keith moon and ringo…he kinda strikes me as a desperate sychophant.

  11. mcarp555 says:

    Johnny, remember that a great many people probably thought of Ringo the same way in the late 70’s; “Oh, the untalented drummer who got lucky” was his tag for a long time. And of course he was an alcoholic who had a great career… behind him.

    Mickey Dolenz spends a lot of time in the UK now, as a TV and commercial producer. My understanding is he has a very solid rep for it, doing the odd Monkee tour every now and then with Peter Tork.

  12. I understand, yes. My post was referring to the time that the photo was taken. that being said dolenz was my favorite monkee, thought he had a great voice.

  13. Kwai Chang says:

    By fall of 1976, Micky’s SoCal presence had been reduced to video-taped commercial spots for Miller’s Outpost(I think) which was a struggling regional chain whose 3 county existence was taking a gamble on Mickey and perhaps, versa vice!
    Who wants Levis? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h28hlgq4CjM

  14. Oh wow, thanks Kwai. Hyacinth, have you seen these commercials with Mickey?.

  15. Hitachi says:

    Besides The Beatles my next obsession is believe it or not The Monkees! Some updates on the Pre Fab Four (particularly for Mr Mcarp). The Monkees are currently touring America and later this year, Australia too. They are promoting their new album “Good Times” which is brilliant.. Google it and listen to tracks on Youtube and be Amazed! Micky has not lived and worked in the UK since 1986. He lives and works in the US and primarily has toured with various configurations of the Monkees on and off since 1986. Even Mike Nesmith has toured 3 times with them in the past 4 years. Unbelievably Micy’s voice is as good if not better than it was in the 60’s..as I said check out the new album..its really that good. And yes Tammy of course I have seen those TV commercials.. had them for years :) And BTW its “Micky”and “Davy”..no “e”‘s in their names!!

  16. Kwai Chang says:

    Go to the linkdow
    go to the linkdow
    (they were painful to watch in ’76)

  17. Gotta hand it to Dolenz – he was the 3rd person to ever buy a synthesizer (Buck Owens bought the 1st), and he had it on a Monkees album in ’67. And I forgot that he was a pretty good of friend of Nillson’s, so I walk back what i said before.

  18. You know me and slipping in random e’s at inappropriate and inopportune times, I simply can’t help myself.

  19. mcarp555 says:

    Thanks for the update info, Hitachi. I’ve always respected Micky for being an actor who became a musician (yes, I know Davy was an actor as well, but he had at least done musicals). Nez is still my favourite Monkee however (primarily on the strength of ‘Elephant Parts’ and ‘Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma’ – check out ‘Cruising’, both the song and the video).

  20. alf says:

    and .. also check out a lovely song called ‘Silver Moon’ by Michael Nesmith and the First National Band .

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