The Monkees: The Day–By–Day Story

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) run more than 700 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 reservation from Beatland Books.

Composed in diary form, 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 Musician’s 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 The Monkees series shooting dates and those for the feature film Head are also presented with reproductions of unpublished stills and unique call sheets.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The product of four decades of research, The Monkees: The Day–By–Day Story features exclusive and previously unpublished interviews with the group and their associates conducted over a 32-year period by author, Andrew Sandoval.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 explores 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 Hundreds of images (many previously unpublished) are gathered together for the first time to take you through the story visually.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. To obtain a signed and numbered hardcover edition you must register at and reserve a copy before 12pm (PST) March 15, 2021. Books will be billed in May and delivered in June 2021.

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. The hardback edition will only be published once and will be the ultimate Monkees book. Reserve your copy today.