It was 51 years ago today (June 14th, 1967) that the Monkees began recording their third and final Number One hit, "Daydream Believer." The song, which was tracked during the group's sessions for Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd., was held off the album and released separately as a single. "Daydream Believer" was written by the late John Stewart, who had written several songs for the Kingston Trio, and at that time was performing with future superstar John Denver. Shortly after the song's release in November 1967, Stewart became the official musician of the Democratic National Committee, which involved traveling with Senator Robert Kennedy during his brief 1968 Presidential campaign.

The late Davy Jones, who sang lead on the track, later admitted to originally hating the song, and suggested that it was better suited to his bandmate Micky Dolenz. Shortly before his death in 2012, Jones said that throughout the group's career, bandmate Peter Tork always encouraged him musically: "I'm a great fan of Peter's, y'know? He told me and instilled in me that I was a musician. I am a musician. I keep a good beat. I've got perfect pitch." :
June 14 - Chicago, IL - Copernicus Center
June 15 - Huber Heights OH - Rose Music Center
June 16 - Cleveland, OH - Cain Park
June 18 - Toronto, ON - Sony Center
June 19 - Kitchener, ON - Centre In the Square
June 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theatre
June 22 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
June 25 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre AUDIO: DAVY JONES ON PETER TORK ENCOURAGING HIM MUSICALLY
AUDIO: JON STEBBINS ON THE MONKEES DOMINATING 1967
AUDIO: MICKY DOLENZ ON THERE BEING TWO MONKEES ACTS