Letter: Monkee jibe

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I attended the Monkees' concert in Manchester and can understand the reluctance of the organisers to continue to give out press tickets ("Cries and Whispers", Real Life, 23 March). The concert was entertaining, lively, and thoroughly enjoyed by the audience and the Monkees finished to a standing ovation. Two days later a less than lukewarm review appeared in the local paper.

There ought to be a difference between criticism and the patronising cynicism with which the press have treated the Monkees' tour.

Tricia Ayrton

Rochdale, Lancashire