Meet The Monkees For The First Time

Talk about “found footage”! When MONKEES series creators Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider shot the un-aired 16mm pilot, they had no ideas we’d find it decades later. It starts off with some charming B&W screen test footage from Davy Jones and Michael Nesmith, then still going by his stage name “Michael Blessing” but credited here as Nesmith. (Micky Dolenz, however was called “Micky Braddock”)

Plus there are some great versions of the theme by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, too!