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Friday, 22 February 2019

Tidy Tunes 2019 #22/28 Wasn't Born To Follow - The Monkees

Wasn't Born To Follow - The Monkees
Peter Tork on Vocals
From the album:

Rhino Records
Released 27th May 2016
US Chart #14
UK Chart #29



Written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin
Originally produced by The Monkees
Originally started during the sessions for 'The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees' but previously unfinished or unreleased.
Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, March 9, 1968, and Lucy's Meat Market, Los Angeles, February 2016

Yesterday the news came through of the death of Peter Tork (77years old) of The Monkees, so it seemed fitting that today's Tidy Tune should be something from that band with Peter's vocal ringing out.

Tork may have played a bit of a dimwit on The Monkees TV show but he was actually a very intelligent fellow, a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Peter Tork
Live at Wolfgang's Vault
22nd April 2011


Reissue of the 1976 Greatest Hits album originally released on Arista Records (which was has also been reissued in 1980, 1982, and 1986). 
Strangely enough, the track listing for this album is exactly the same as Re-Focus - The Monkees that was released by Bell Records in 1972 and Bell Records eventually became a part of the Arista Records stable in 1974.


Rhino Records
Released 8th January 2019

2 comments:

Jen said...

Dad thought the Monkees were a bad influence but my brother Jerry was a mechanical/electrical/musical/chemical/philosophical genius and so he found an old broken and discarded TV, fixed it, took it into our play area in the basement where we watched them as my dad planted roses, mowed the lawn, made a rock gardens, pulled weeds and dandelions out of the front yard and mom cleaned, cooked, vacuumed, mopped and we thought that Saturday mornings were magic!

Doug Watson said...

Excellent stuff. Hard to imagine that anyone ever thought they were a bad influence! Music always has a habit of stirring up trouble for someone! ;)

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