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Duane Allman Harry Nilsson Some things look better on paper than in practice. Hendrix was shouted down during his sets by the throngs of teenage girls that wanted to see Davy Jones. He lasted seven shows before leaving the tour. 425.  What was the unofficial name given to the Los Angeles-based group of musicians that provided the instrumentals for the Monkees albums? The Wrecking Crew The Funk Brothers Muscle Shoals Studio Band (the Swampers) Wall of Sound These guys (and bassist Carol Kaye) played on more hit records than anyone else. Even the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds was farmed out to these professional musicians. It’s interesting that when the Monkees blew the whistle that they hadn’t played on their first few albums the press (and fans) lost their collective minds. The truth is that virtually none of the biggest and best albums of the time were being recorded by the actual band members. From The Association to Sonny & Cher these studio musicians cranked out one hit after another. 426.  What was the Monkees first single? I’m a Believer Last Train To Clarksville I’m Not Your Stepping Stone Pleasant Valley Sunday

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