I Wonder What’s She Doing Tonight 45 by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart

April 5, 2012

Tommy Boyce (1939-1994) and Bobby Hart (1939-Present) were best known as a songwriting ream who wrote for the Monkees during the height of their career. The wrote a number of songs for the group including “I’m Not Your Stepping Stone,” “Last Train To Clarksville,” “Valleri,” “The Theme From The Monkees,” and the beautiful ballad “I Wanna Be Free.” They also wrote such hits as “Come A Little Bit Closer” for Jay & The Americans and and Bobbt Hart co-wrote “Hurt So Bad” for Little Anthony and The Imperials.

Every once in awhile they would issue music under their own names. Their biggest hit was “I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight.” It first reached the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart on December 23, 1967 and peaked at number eight early the next year.

It was the type of catchy up-tempo pop that they created for The Monkees. It makes one wish they would have been more serious about their own career as singers.

Don’t Do It 45 by Micky Dolenz

June 6, 2011

Several weeks before Micky Dolenz began his career as a member of The Monkess, he went into a west coast studio and recorded a single for the Challege label. It sat aound for a couple of years.

It was not until a couple of years later that the label realized they a single in the vaults by a member of one of the most popular bands in the world, The Monkees.

“Don’t Do It” was released March 4, 1967. It only reached number 53 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart and was the only solo chart single of his career.

Dolenz would reunite with The Monkees several times down through the years, plus appear as a gueat in several television series episodes. He recently has served a a disc jockey. “Don’t Do It” is a song which has slid into obscurity.