Australian singles chart:
Mary, Mary entered the Kent charts on 28 September 1967 and peaked at #4. The song was #34 on the Top 100 of 1967.
The song is on More of the Monkees which entered the Kent album charts on 22 July 1967 and peaked at #4.
Record label of Australian release:
Mary, Mary was written by Michael Nesmith and was first recorded by The Butterfield Blues Band for their 1966 album East-West.
In July 1966, Nesmith produced and recorded the song for his own band, The Monkees, at Western Recorders in Hollywood, California. Micky Dolenz sang lead, and Mike used the crack group of session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew to beef up their sound, including James Burton, Glen Campbell, Al Casey, Hal Blaine, Jim Gordon, Michael Deasy and Larry Knechtel.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,Mary(song)
Nesmith said: “That song was written to be a hit. I knew it would be a hit. I never once thought of me doing the lead on that one. Mickey was my choice for that.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/the-monkees/mary-mary
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