The vocalist and drummer was speaking on the new episode of AXS TV’s Mixtape show, which will be broadcast on Halloween at 8.30pm ET.
In a preview clip, Dolenz explains just how the unlikely partnership came about – and it all stemmed from seeing Jimi in 1967.
Dolenz says: “At the time, we were looking for an opening act. I’m at the Monterey Pop Festival Festival and all of a sudden these three guys come on stage in all these psycho-jello clothes and stuff, and they just looked incredible. That was, of course, The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
“I suggested to the producers of our show that would be a really cool opening act because they were very theatrical and The Monkees was this theatrical act.”
Dolenz adds: “I guess they liked the idea, our producers liked the idea, so sure enough a few months later we’re opening up and Jimi is the opening act.
“He did six or eight shows with us, and he was a great guy, a great kid. We had a lot of fun.”
On Thursday night’s episode, Dolenz also reveals how he learned to play drums, chats about his musical influences, and talks about his tour It Was Fifty Years Ago Today – A Tribute to The Beatles’ White Album.
The shows see Dolenz joined onstage by various artists including Christopher Cross, Todd Rundgren, Jason Scheff and Joey Molland.
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- Jimi Hendrix - The Essential Jimi Hendrix - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $16.65, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 10:30)on October 1, 2022 at 9:35 am
JIMI HENDRIX The Essential Jimi Hendrix (1978 UK 22-track double vinyl compilation LP, gatefold picture sleeve with biography information inside. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing while both discs are in excellent condition with the odd light sign of play)
- Jimi Hendrix - Battle Of The Who & Jimi Hendrix + obi tag - Japanese - vinyl box set - £995.00, $1,104.45, €1,134.30 (New Item) (arrived 28-Sep-2022 15:16)on October 1, 2022 at 9:35 am
THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE / THE WHO Battle Of The Who & Jimi Hendrix (Complete 1971 Japanese Polydor 'Rock & Rock Battle Series' exclusive 25-track 2-LP box set manufactured by Nippon Grammophon, featuring one LP of Hendrix material &the other of The Who. Comes housed in a unique circular metal tin complete with voucher clipped six-page booklet, a foam liner, a never-before-seen correction sheet from Nippon Grammophon & last but not least, the rare as hen's teeth shaped obitag with the series logo in circular red & white. The tin packaging remains nice & clean & in Excellent condition with some natural tarnishing to the inside lid, the obi tag is Near Mint & the foam lining has survived all this time unscathed. The vinyl is in superb Excellent condition with very minor evidence of play only. Only the second complete copy we have seen! MP9365/6)
- Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland - 180gm - German - 2-LP vinyl set - £30.00, $33.30, €34.20 (New Item) (arrived 28-Sep-2022 14:42)on October 1, 2022 at 9:35 am
THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE Electric Ladyland (2010 UK remastered issue of the classic 1968 16-track double LP pressed on 180gm Audiophile Vinyl, complete with eight page full colour booklet, deluxe gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl is Near Mint)
- Jimi Hendrix - The Cry Of Love - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.65, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 28-Sep-2022 12:42)on October 1, 2022 at 9:35 am
JIMI HENDRIX The Cry Of Love (1973 UK issue of the 1971 10-track LP, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve displays just a little general wear & the vinyl appears seldom played)