Monkees Fans React to Micky Dolenz’s Iconic Photo of the Band With Jimi Hendrix

According to The Monkees lore, the pairing of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix and the made-for-television pop group was nothing short of iconic. Essentially, Hendrix opened for the band on their 1967 tour. Consequently, original Monkees member Micky Dolenz recently retweeted an iconic snap he took of Hendrix and some members of the quartet on Twitter. Fans reacted to this memorable moment by sharing their thrill in the comments section of the post.

The Monkees cast includes Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith, Mickey Dolenz, and Peter Tork | King Collection/Avalon/Getty Images

How did The Monkees and Jimi Hendrix meet?

The booking of Jimi Hendrix as The Monkees opening act was reportedly the idea of Hendrix’s manager, Mike Jeffery, reported History. In effect, Jeffrey looked at the tour as a way for Hendrix to make headway in his native United States. However, the booking did not go as planned.

Jeffrey, therefore, believed placing his client on The Monkees 1967 tour was a way for Hendrix to gain greater exposure. Hence, the mismatched musicians headed out on the road.

Subsequently, the guitarist joined the band for dates that included Florida, North Carolina, and New York City.

However, Hendrix’s far-out performances went over the heads of the teenybopper fans who attended The Monkees shows.

Because of this, Hendrix only made it through seven tour stops before he asked to be released as The Monkees opening act.

Mickey Dolenz retweeted a photo that celebrated the band members friendship with Jimi Hendrix

Dolenz retweeted a photograph of several members of The Monkees and Hendrix on Jan. 11.

Moreover, Dolenz claimed to have taken the image, information he shared in the caption of the photograph.

The photo was reportedly taken during a Greensboro, NC tour stop.

Nesmith sat alongside Hendrix on a bed as the guitarist played a pale blue and white Gretsch.

Furthermore, Tork sat on the floor with his back to the camera and watched Hendrix play.

Monkees fans had a jaw-dropping reaction to the photograph

The Monkees pose for a publicity photo on the set of The Monkees television show.
The Monkees pose for a publicity photo on the set of The Monkees television show | Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Monkees fans were thrilled to be privy to the photograph in the comments section of the post, which captured an iconic moment in the band’s history.

“More like he’s jamming FOR The Monkees, which the hell yeah, I’d be all eyes and ears too!” wrote one follower.

“And I was at the New York concert in 1967. I saw Jimi get booed off the stage. I was 13 and horrified,” recalled a second fan.

“When you take a picture like this, do you immediately think, “This is an iconic moment I’ve just captured” questioned a third Twitter user.

“Well, you don’t see that every day!” remarked a fourth follower of Dolenz on the social media site.

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