Note that the Monkees played a concert at the Spokane Coliseum 50 years ago this summer.
Then note that 1967 was the celebrated "Summer of Love."
I was 12. Didn't really have reasonable access to much Free Love.
Then recall that, in the spring of 1967, the Toronto Maple Leafs last won the Stanley Cup -- the final season for the six-team NHL. The league would double in size in the fall.