Overview of DJBH


Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart (DJBH) was the brainchild of Christian DeWalden, a publisher/producer friend of Bobby Hart, who was interested in organizing a Monkees reunion. However, Mike Nesmith wasn't interested, and Peter Tork's whereabouts were unknown at the time. Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones of the Monkees agreed to do the tour along with Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, two of the songwriter/producers from the Monkees. Thus was born Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart. With the Monkees logo under copyright and not available for their use, the foursome toured instead as The Great Golden Hits of the Monkees - The Guys Who Wrote 'Em and the Guys Who Sang 'Em.

Dolenz Jones Boyce and Hart

DJBH made its initial public appearance on July 4, 1975 at Six Flags over Mid-America in St. Louis, Missouri, where they were met by 12,500 of the same screaming fans who had been fans of the Monkees 10 years previously. Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart toured the states for a year before heading to the Far East. They have the distinction of being the first American band to play in Thailand.

In mid '76 Dolenz Jones Boyce & Hart filmed a television special called The Great Golden Hits of the Monkees which showcased the guys doing musical numbers and comedy skits. By March of 1977, though, DJBH had called it quits. While Tommy and Bobby went back to their songwriting careers, Micky and Davy continued touring, backed by Micky's sister Coco and a backup group called The Laughing Dogs. In September, 1977, Micky and Davy returned to England to begin rehearsals for Harry Nilsson's The Point.