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Of all the strange and absurd combinations of acts to perform together in the sixties, the most amusing was when the Monkees booked the then almost unknown Jimi Hendrix Experience to open for them in a mid-1967 tour of the US. By the time the tour reached New York, pretty well everyone was unhappy, and Jimi wanted off the tour. The parents of the teen Monkees fans were complaining about Jimi's music and overt sexuality on stage, and Jimi was angered at the lack of publicity as the Experience was not featured in any of the advertising for the tour. A story was fabricated that the D.A.R. was protesting Jimi's inclusion, and after the Forest Hills, NY shows Jimi was set free. Here's an original Monkees tour program that was sold on this tour and a stub from the July 15th show (next to last JHE show). Program and stub both EX, staple holes where stub was stapled to program cover.
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