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I’m Told I Had A Good Time: The Micky Dolenz Archives, Vol. 1
By Micky Dolenz
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Beatland Books is proud to announce Micky Dolenz’s newest book – I’m Told I Had A Good Time: The Micky Dolenz Archives, Volume One.
Set for shipping on December 6, 2023, this limited-edition 500-page book of exclusive material is now available to order in three distinct editions:
SUPER DELUXE EDITION
Featuring the lowest-numbered hardback books from #1-1000, each book signature panel was hand-autographed by Micky Dolenz in late August 2023. Delivered in a black, cloth-covered clamshell case with magnetic lid, the inner panel contains five unique 8” x 10” prints. The book itself is 12” x 12” hardbound with 500 pages (including six, 8-page foldouts) printed on 128gsm OJI matte art paper. Once this edition sells out, it will never again be available in this form. This edition will be shipped in a decorative, brown cardboard outer box and shipped in a secondary box to protect the contents.
Featuring a hand-signed, hand-numbered hardback book numbered between #1001-1500. Each book signature panel was hand-autographed by Micky Dolenz in late August 2023. Delivered in a distinctive, glossy slipcover, the hardbound 12” x 12” book is 500 pages (including six, 8-page foldouts) printed on 128gsm OJI matte art paper. Once this edition sells out, it will never again be available in this form. This edition will be shipped in a decorative, brown cardboard outer box and shipped in a secondary box to protect the contents.
FLEXIBOUND OPEN EDITION
A 12” x 12” softbound edition of the book, is not signed and not numbered and not strictly limited. This book is 500 pages (including six, 8-page foldouts) printed on 128gsm OJI matte art paper. An art-level quality book, each copy features sturdy sewn binding and can be opened to be fully flat, revealing the totality of each of the book’s 1200 rare images.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The result of a multi-year excavation of Dolenz’s astonishing personal collection, I’m Told I Had A Good Time is a literal treasure trove of photography, artwork, handwritten lyrics, scripts and assorted ephemera spanning 1945-1978. Lavishly illustrated with more than 1200 images, it includes nearly 500 photos of Micky Dolenz, more than 200 of Davy Jones and over 150 of Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork (respectively). The majority of the book’s contents is previously unpublished, including all-new commentary and captions from Micky Dolenz, compiled from 20 hours of exclusive interviews conducted by Andrew Sandoval from February 2022 through June 2023.
Dolenz was not only an avid chronicler of The Monkees’ activities, but also the intensely creative circle around him. Included are more than two dozen unpublished images of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, photos of The Rolling Stones’ Brian Jones and Ron Wood, and several pages of Micky’s friends, The Buffalo Springfield. During 1967 and 1968, Micky also shot incredible unpublished photos of Otis Redding, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, “Mama” Cass Elliot, Eric Clapton, David Crosby, Jack Nicholson and Harry Nilsson. In the 1970s, he captured the likes of Keith Moon, Alice Cooper, Albert Brooks, Ringo Starr and Micky’s group: Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart.
In the book’s introduction, Micky explains his hidden archive: “I honestly don’t know why I started keeping this stuff! I just always kept things since I was a child. My mom did too. But I never had any intention of doing anything with it. I certainly did not keep it with any intent to produce anything. It just became a habit; I would just literally throw stuff into boxes. Maybe in the back of my mind I thought that someday I might stick everything into some sort of scrapbook. As far as the photos and films, I never thought I would do anything with them either, except maybe show them to the grandkids. The editors of this book found stuff at the bottom of boxes that I had no idea still existed. No one has been more surprised than myself with the rediscovery.”
The book’s publication directly coincides with Micky’s first new recordings in two years, an E.P. titled Dolenz Sings R.E.M, comprised of four songs from the catalog of the legendary Athens, Georgia indie combo. The release is accompanied by a new promo film for “Shiny Happy People,” which features nearly four minutes of Dolenz’s private film collection, a colorful look inside Dolenz’s world of photography and hang gliding. The E.P. is now available to order from Britain’s 7A Records. In 2021, 7A issued Micky’s critically acclaimed album, Dolenz Sings Nesmith.
All editions of the book are ONLY available directly from Beatlandbooks.com – there will be no retail or digital sales of this publication.
FLEXIBOUND EDITIONS ARE BACK IN STOCK!
The Monkees: The Day-By-Day Story
By Andrew Sandoval
First published in 2005, Andrew Sandoval’s The Monkees: The Day-By-Day Story is the definitive reference source for the history of Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork. Now completely rewritten, redesigned and substantially expanded to more than double the original content, the new editions of the book (which cover the years 1942 to 1970) spans 740 pages. Lavishly illustrated in full color and printed at the highest quality in three unique configurations, copies of The Monkees: The Day-By-Day Story are now available for preorder from Beatland Books.
The Monkees: The Day-By-Day Story explores all of the band’s recording dates (with full session personnel) based on a first-hand, real time review of their unissued session tapes and internal recording documents, plus the American Federation of Musicians’ historic contracts. The Monkees series shooting dates and those for the feature film Head are also presented with reproductions of unpublished stills and unique call sheets. The book further captures every concert appearance made by the Monkees or its members, as well television and radio appearances.
The product of four decades of research, The Monkees: The Day-By-Day Story features exclusive and previously unpublished interviews with the group and their associates conducted over a 32-year period by author Andrew Sandoval. The diary format reveals thousands of pages of newly discovered legal documents, internal memos, contracts and contemporary news reporting. Hundreds of images (many previously unpublished) are gathered together for the first time to take you through the story visually.
Even if you own every Monkees reissue, have collected every book about the group and can access further information on the Internet, you still will not have the material contained in this edition.
The Monkees: The Day-By-Day Story is singularly the largest and most extensive study of the group ever published.
Available in limited numbered and signed hardback editions, as well as an unnumbered soft cover edition, the book will be printed on archival matte paper and delivered in a custom Monkees box. The Monkees: The Day-By-Day Story is available directly from Beatland Books ONLY and will NOT be offered in a digital download version.
Don’t miss this opportunity to own a true piece of history. Original editions of The Monkees: The Day–By–Day Story now resell for four times the 2005 cover price. This is the one-and-only printing of the extremely limited hardback edition, the ultimate collectible for every Monkees fan.