“Daydream Believer” is a song composed by John Stewart shortly before he left The Kingston Trio. The song was originally recorded by The Monkees in 1967, with Davy Jones singing lead vocals. The single (Colgems #1012) hit the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1967, remaining there for four weeks, and peaked at number five in the UK Singles Chart. It was The Monkees’ last number one hit in the U.S.

Vocal: Davy Jones
Backing vocal: Micky Dolenz
Guitar: Michael Nesmith
Piano: Peter Tork
Bass: Chip Douglas
Drums: Eddie Hoh
Percussion: Bill Martin
Violins: Nathan Kaproff, George Kast, Alex Murray, & Erno Neufeld
Trombone: Richard Noel
Bass trombone: Richard Leith & Philip Teele
Arrangement: Shorty Rogers

Recorded 14 June & 9 August 1967 at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, CA.

Edited by mojopin22 on 19 Jun 2011, 01:31

Sources (view history)

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daydream_Believer
* Liner notes of The Birds, the Bees & The Monkees, the 1994 Rhino Records reissue (catalog #R2 71794)

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