Dining with the Stars

January 1, 2013

When I moved to Hollywood in 1966 I knew how to cook 3 things: pancakes, brownies and French toast. Moving from my parents’ home in Anaheim, I moved into a 1 bedroom furnished apartment in West Hollywood. My across the street neighbor was Davy Jones. Though I know now that TV dinners were in the […]

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Yes, I was in an Elvis Movie!

November 23, 2012

The first question whenever I tell someone I was in an Elvis movie is “which one?” And my answer is usually “Not one of his ‘corny’ movies like ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ or ‘Speedway.’” I was never a bikini-clad teenager dancing the Watusi to a lame Elvis musical number. I was not an extra in the […]

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The B List? Not for Long!

October 27, 2012

It was such fun to spend my late teens and early twenties in the company of superstars like the Monkees, David Cassidy, Bobby Sherman and Elvis. But I usually had just as much fun when I would be assigned to interview or cover a potential new teenybopper star. I say potential because once producers caught […]

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A Dodgy Day for the Beatles

October 6, 2012

I never met the Beatles. They released their first single 50 years ago in the UK on October 5, 1962, “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You” on the flip side. It went to number 17 on the British charts and was later released in the US. All my girlfriends in high school loved […]

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The Dave Clark Five – First Times are Always The Best

September 21, 2012

If you have followed my blog posts over the past weeks, you might be saying to yourself, “she was so lucky,” or “how cool was that to meet the Rolling Stones,” or as Ann Wicker wrote on her blog www.eastoakmedia.com/ThatsAllSheWrote/  “When I was 12, in my daydreams, I was Ann Moses.” And when I read […]

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David Cassidy – Puppy Love

September 7, 2012

David Cassidy was first introduced to Tiger Beat readers in the June 1970 issue. He had appeared on “Marcus Welby, MD,” “The F.B.I,” and “Adam 12” TV shows. The Partridge Family debuted on September 25, 1970. Like the Monkees show before them, The Partridge Family was an instant sensation, at least with the teenyboppers of […]

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Davy Jones – a True Friend

September 1, 2012

Whenever I sit down to put down my thoughts about “back in the day,” I seem to be going through “Six Degrees of Separation,” because inevitably I have encountered someone, through someone else, that I never thought I’d connect with. My trip to Houston on the Monkees tour is a prime example of that. In […]

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The Monkees Great Escape

August 23, 2012

It had been about a couple of months since the Monkees wrapped their first season on television, and I hadn’t seen them for weeks as they prepared for their big summer tour starting at Wembly Pool stadium in London on June 30, 1967. For their last few appearances on the tour, I had made arrangements […]

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I Meet the Monkees

August 16, 2012

Daydream Believer Posted on March 2, 2012 by Ann Wicker Davy Jones (1945-2012) When I was 12, in my daydreams, I was Ann Moses, the editor of Tiger Beat, my fave teen magazine that featured stories and photos of bands and actors. She always wore groovy clothes, white or light pink lipstick and had bright […]

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Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor?

August 10, 2012

Desi pulled the motorbike over to the curb. I had never been stopped by a policeman before, and I don’t think Desi had either. He was 15, so he wasn’t driving in California yet. The policeman walked up to us and asked for ID. Desi introduced himself and told the officer he’d just come from […]

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