We are all sad at hearing Davy Jones passed today. Check out a radio commercial I found promoting their 1967 show in Motown featuring an opening act by the name of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm].
We had to cancel the first Detroit date because of the riots-Mickey Dolenz
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Monkees [/lastfm]played the The Fox Theatre last summer for their 45 Anniversary Tour. The first time they played in Detroit, it was at The ‘Old Red Barn”, Olympia Stadium.
The show was originally set for July 29 of 1967. Tickets cost a whopping $6 bucks! That was a lot of babysitting their fans had to do for those tickets. Ironically, the show had to be rescheduled because of the riots that broke out in Detroit right around that time. The guys came back to a much more peaceful Motown on August 13.
What a lot of people probably don’t remember was [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Monkees[/lastfm] opening act, a new up and coming artist by the name of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm]. Jimi was well-known by that time in Europe, but the Detroit gig was pretty much his U.S. concert debut.
Check out a classic Kenner 13 radio commercial I found, voiced by legendary Keener jock Scott Regan, promoting the show. It’s a cool look into some Detroit concert history, as we celebrate the life of Davy Jones.