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Micky Dolenz on Monkees misconceptions: ‘It wasn’t a rock ‘n’ roll band’

Micky Dolenz on Monkees misconceptions: ‘It wasn’t a rock ‘n’ roll band’

Did Charles Manson audition for the Monkees? Was one of them up an iconic Jim Carrey role? Were they even a rock band? Micky Dolenz explains.

A chance meeting with the Monkees sparked Harry Nilsson’s career: ‘You can quit the bank now’

A chance meeting with the Monkees sparked Harry Nilsson’s career: ‘You can quit the bank now’

Then unknown, Harry Nilsson pitched a song to the Monkees, and a life-long friendship with Micky Dolenz was born.

‘It’s a common urban myth': Micky Dolenz says the Monkees were never meant to be the American Beatles

‘It’s a common urban myth': Micky Dolenz says the Monkees were never meant to be the American Beatles

“If you go to Wikipedia,” he quips, “that’s the kind of thing you’re going to hear.”

‘I opened for the elephant': Micky Dolenz on his long musical journey to the Monkees

‘I opened for the elephant': Micky Dolenz on his long musical journey to the Monkees

Think the Monkees were just actors playing musicians? Think again.

Odd Couples: Lana Del Rey’s “Cruel World” vs. the Monkees’ “Porpoise Song”

Odd Couples: Lana Del Rey’s “Cruel World” vs. the Monkees’ “Porpoise Song”

Psychedelia vs. Art? This choice isn’t as easy as you might think.

‘I said – Honey, can you cut this?’ The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on that groovy ‘Randy Scouse Git’ outfit

‘I said – Honey, can you cut this?’ The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on that groovy ‘Randy Scouse Git’ outfit

Remember that table cloth-like dashiki? You’ll never guess what it actually was.

‘It took us all by surprise': Micky Dolenz still marvels over the Monkees’ comeback

‘It took us all by surprise': Micky Dolenz still marvels over the Monkees’ comeback

One video, quite appropriately, shows them thawing from a deep freeze.

‘Something’s got to trigger': Micky Dolenz on the best Monkees song you’ve never heard

‘Something’s got to trigger': Micky Dolenz on the best Monkees song you’ve never heard

One of their most trenchant late-1960s protest songs took a circuitous route.

‘We should get some lyrics written for that': One of the Monkees’ great improvisations … wasn’t

‘We should get some lyrics written for that': One of the Monkees’ great improvisations … wasn’t

Micky Dolenz credits Mike Nesmith for recognizing this gem’s potential.

‘I’m not a Monkee every day': For Micky Dolenz, there’s been much more to life

‘I’m not a Monkee every day': For Micky Dolenz, there’s been much more to life

His solo shows are a varied delight. Later this fall, he’ll appear in ‘Comedy is Hard.’