By Fred Velez

ISBN-10: 1496112288

ISBN-13: 9781496112286

somewhat Me, a bit of You: The Monkees From A Fan's point of view chronicles the tales of lovers and their own studies with the 60's Pop track workforce, whereas teams just like the Beatles and Rolling Stones have been noticeable because the "Mt. Olympus" in song, they have been cherished yet inaccessible to their enthusiasts. The Monkees, nevertheless, cheerfully guaranteed their fans, "Here we come.....We might be coming for your town." the relationship among The Monkees and their public used to be even more targeted in that they welcomed their lovers into their world.

Fred Velez, identified for over forty years as a Monkees super-fan; because the grasp of Ceremonies for the Monkees Conventions; author for the Monkee company Fanzine; and weblog author for the Monkees.net, takes the reader on a desirable trip as he follows the crowd from its earliest days. Fred, via his stories, photographs and memorabilia, tells the story of the Monkees. He writes in regards to the television exhibit, the track, the live performance excursions, the various occupation paths the participants of the crowd took, and the impression the premature dying of Davy Jones in 2012 had at the lovers. Fred was once one of many privileged few who went from being a child sitting at the ground within the front room gazing his favourite television convey, to an grownup, sitting in Davy Jones front room as he helped Davy paintings on a publication. additionally incorporated are the tales of different enthusiasts and the way they too, had very own involvement with the men within the band, whether or not they have been sitting within the viewers, or up at the degree sharing the highlight. This booklet is a heartfelt tribute from the enthusiasts to Micky, Davy, Peter and Mike. Fred Velez stocks by no means earlier than obvious photos of The Monkees in a variety of venues, tales that may make you giggle, and private reminiscences of fanatics who had their lives touched by way of this striking tune workforce. Fred additionally provides to the tale through highlighting the a long time with ancient occasions and his interactions with different tune greats, like John Lennon, Ringo famous person, Paul McCartney, the Ramones, KISS, and, Jersey's personal, Uncle Floyd.

Jerry Beck, renowned Animation Historian and one other monstrous Monkees fan, writes in his advent to the ebook, "I'm thankful to Fred for making it attainable for me to wave my Monkee freak flag excessive. Fred is one nice guy-and a real believer to the tip. His publication and reviews with Monkee fandom and the Monkees themselves make an exceptional tale and inform the story from one other viewpoint. The Fan's perspective...I desire they'll learn and luxuriate in Fred's story-as it speaks for we all who've ever felt that paintings transcends a unmarried viewing, and the way it touches our lives in any such confident way."

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