This marked drummer Ringo's recording debut as lead singer. Bassist JoJo Garza told Billboard magazine: "It's his first song out in public. It's a big step for him. I heard it and I was like, 'You know what, I can't believe you can sing like that! You grew up, Ringo!'"
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.
Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees on their 1967 tour, and it did not go well. The young, mostly female crowd shouted "Davy" when Hendrix sang the word "Lady" in "Foxy Lady" in honor of who they came to see: Monkees lead singer Davy Jones.