Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
It’s confession time. I have never seen HEAD, the odd counter-culture Monkees movie directed by Bob Rafelson. I mean, I’m not totally clueless. I’ve seen trailers, clips and musical numbers from the film, but it’s one that I have somehow avoided front to finish.
From what I have seen, it’s going to hit some of my personal favorite buttons pretty squarely. I love music of this time, I love the counter-cultural snark of this time and above all I really dig the purposeful weirdness of this era.
I grew up on a steady diet of The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Monkees and have come as close as I can to seeing all three of them in concert. I’ve seen Paul McCartney a few times live, The Beach Boys were my first concert in the early ‘80s and I got to take my mom to see The Monkees when they toured in the aughts.
Since Davy Jones recently passed away, I figured I’d pay my respects with a little picture of The Monkees hanging out with the writer of HEAD, who looks suspiciously like Jack Nicholson… Wait, it IS Jack Nicholson!
Yep, so here’s The Monkees hanging out with Nicholson, who would later follow direct Rafelson over to Five Easy Pieces.
Good-bye, Davy. Your impact on pop music is undeniable. You will be missed.
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Tomorrow’s pic will make you wonder at least eight times.