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What was the Monkees’ Head actually, you know, about?: ‘This incredible, weird, psychedelic movie’

What was the Monkees’ Head actually, you know, about?: ‘This incredible, weird, psychedelic movie’

After the release of the Monkees’ ‘Head,’ Micky Dolenz says filmgoers saw a fundamental change in the way movies were made. The soundtrack – released on Dec. 1, 1968 – was historic, too.

Micky Dolenz is writing again, but not in the typical Monkees style

Micky Dolenz is writing again, but not in the typical Monkees style

The good news is, Micky Dolenz is writing new songs again, having last issued an album in 2012. The more interesting news is what they sound like.

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Micky Dolenz on a Monkees song that got away: ‘I always kick myself in the butt’

Micky Dolenz memorably turned down a huge hit at the peak of the Monkees’ popularity. It took years for him to right the wrong.

The Monkees once tricked critics into giving them a fair hearing: ‘It’s so funny’

The Monkees once tricked critics into giving them a fair hearing: ‘It’s so funny’

Micky Dolenz says some people never accepted the latter-day Monkees as a creative force – until Mike Nesmith came up with a creative idea.

There’s a reason the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz plays drums that way: ‘I know it’s bizarre’

There’s a reason the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz plays drums that way: ‘I know it’s bizarre’

Musicians, particularly drummers, have probably noticed the unique set up the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz employs for his drum kit.

A character from ‘Randy Scouse Git’ almost changed Monkees history: ‘I know that sounds crazy’

A character from ‘Randy Scouse Git’ almost changed Monkees history: ‘I know that sounds crazy’

Yes, the Birthday Boy from the Monkees hit ‘Randy Scouse Git’ was real. And his friendship almost sent Micky Dolenz on a far different path.

Micky Dolenz’s longest-tenured character is not in the Monkees: ‘It was a very, very short period of time’

Micky Dolenz’s longest-tenured character is not in the Monkees: ‘It was a very, very short period of time’

Micky Dolenz will always be associated with his role in the Monkees. But he’s actually had a lengthier association with another character.

How a Beatles song got into the final Monkees TV show: ‘I was so wiped out’

How a Beatles song got into the final Monkees TV show: ‘I was so wiped out’

Micky Dolenz shares insights into the impact of the Beatles on the Monkees’ last television episode, which aired on March 25, 1968.

Micky Dolenz almost played another iconic TV character: ‘Still laugh about it’

Micky Dolenz almost played another iconic TV character: ‘Still laugh about it’

Few can imagine Micky Dolenz as anything other than one of the Monkees. But it very nearly turned into his second-most famous role.

The Monkees were more struggling Marx Brothers than Beatles: ‘A very different kettle of fish’

The Monkees were more struggling Marx Brothers than Beatles: ‘A very different kettle of fish’

Decades later, the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz says “I’m always amazed that people, even real fans of the show, missed that dynamic.”