February 20, 2011

From 1967: Thank You, Neil Diamond

From a first season episode of The Monkees, "Monkees At The Movies," featuring teen idol Bobby Sherman. Listen carefully to the backing vocal; you can clearly hear Neil Diamond, who wrote this song.

1 comment:

  1. DiscoDollyDeb21 February, 2011

    Mike Nesmith has said that when the Monkees got into the recording studio for the first time, everyone from Glen Campbell to Neil Diamond to Brian Wilson was there and it was obvious from the start that--other than some vocals--the Monkees were not going to have much to do with the product. Things changed as the group gained popularity and they were eventually able to write, sing, and play on their own records.