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Micky Dolenz and the Summer of Love
During Top of the Pops Juste met artists who contributed to the British rock boom of the mid 1960s. In January 1967 an American group called the Monkees, formed for an eponymous television series, reached the top of the British charts with I'm a Believer, by Neil Diamond. The drummer Micky Dolenz (b. 1945) recalled that, he spotted Juste as he passed a studio cafeteria:
She is tall, blond [sic], beautiful, and wearing an emerald green outfit that ends up in a short skirt (very short) which tops off her unbelievably gorgeous legs ... She hold his glance briefly then looks quickly away with that haughty sophistication that only the British can do so well.
Micky Dolenz at the Tribeca Film Festival , 2007
During the show, Dolenz was "in another world ... He just keeps watching the girl in the green dress as she plays a record, smiles, flirts with the audience, and dances".
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London and California
Juste and Dolenz began a relationship, prompting such headlines as "Samantha traps Monkee" and "Pops girl goes ape". Dolenz appears not to have realised that Juste was a celebrity and the publicity took him by surprise. "Monkeemania" was such that some of the Monkees' female fans resented Juste - "she even showed up one day with ink stains on the emerald green dress" - and Dolenz claimed the couple spent a week in her "trendy" London flat.
For much of 1967, Juste and Dolenz spent time together in England and California. Rick Klein, a friend of Dolenz and best man at his wedding, described a vacation with him in England during which Juste acted as "permanent guide", travelling with them to Stratford-upon-Avon in a rented Triumph car. Then, a few days later, savouring "Swinging" London:
Micky and I went to the Carlton Towers to see Samantha Juste in a fashion show and she looked outasite [sic]. After the show, we took off for Carnaby Street again and we went crazy buying clothes ... Micky really dug all the clothes at Biba's and Susan Lockes and practically bought out the stores. He also bought a dress for Samantha. It was the same dress that Sam wore in the fashion show and it looked fantastic on her.
Juste wrote articles for the teenage magazine 16 about time with the Monkees. She gave up Top of the Pops and moved with Dolenz to California, where they lived at Laurel Canyon in the Hollywood Hills. In June 1967 they attended the Monterey pop festival, which ushered in the "Summer of Love", Dolenz being photographed in an Indian headdress:
Peter Tork [of the Monkees] and Micky turned up at the pop fest in Monterey, Peter acting as one of the emcees [masters of ceremony], Micky wandering around the grounds dressed as an Indian with a lovely British bird, Samantha Juste, at his side.
Randy Scouse Git
In the same month as Monterey, the Monkees’ recording of Dolenz’s song, "Randy Scouse Git" (title from a recurring phrase in the BBC TV series, Till Death Us Do Part), was released. Reaching number two in the British charts, though not issued as a single in America, it was based on Dolenz's time in England: "The Beatles, Samantha, the parties, the chemicals [i.e. drugs] ... It even has a reference to Mama Cass (Elliot of The Mamas & the Papas) who was in London at the same time". The opening lines almost certainly referred to Samantha Juste:
She's a wonderful lady
And she's mine all mine
And there doesn't seem a way
That she won't come and lose my mind.
Whether or not Juste was the “girl in yellow dress” to whom it was easy to hum songs, it seems likely, given the intensity of her relationship with Dolenz, that she was “the being known as Wonder Girl”:
It's not easy tryin' to tell her
That I shortly have to leave.
Juste and Dolenz were married in Laurel Canyon in July 1968. Dolenz's stepfather Dr Robert Scott officiated. The couple's daughter Ami Bluebell Dolenz, who became an actress, was born in Burbank in January 1969.
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pregnant with ami:
Friends and celebrities
Dolenz recalled the order and sophistication that Juste brought to his home. They hosted parties attended by musicians and celebrities; Ringo Starr of the Beatles dubbed Juste "Earth Mother" for her having made him a chip butty (a french-fry sandwich) and eggs when he arrived after a "rip-roaring all-nighter". Their friend, the songwriter Harry Nilsson, invited Dolenz and Juste to travel with him to Ireland to lend credibility (in Dolenz's words, "Samantha maybe ... but me?") when he met the parents of a woman he thought he might marry. Juste's father, Leslie Slater, helped Dolenz to construct a studio used for "jam" sessions by John Lennon of the Beatles, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and the Dolenz neighbour Vince Furnier, who became known as Alice Cooper.
Divorce and afterwards
The Monkees had officially disbanded in 1971, and it is clear from Dolenz's own reminiscences that his self-indulgence took its toll on his marriage. Juste and Dolenz were divorced in 1975, Juste retaining custody of their daughter, although they were reconciled as friends by the early 1990s. In 2002 Juste was photographed with Dolenz at Ami's wedding in Beverly Hills to actor and martial artist Jerry Trimble and, a few months later, attended Dolenz's own wedding in Calabasas to his third wife Donna Quinter.
at ami's wedding:
cute photos of the lovely couple:
modeling with pattie boyd for honey magazine:
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