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‘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.’

‘One of the best songs he ever wrote’: The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on the Mike Nesmith hit that got away

‘One of the best songs he ever wrote’: The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on the Mike Nesmith hit that got away

Instead, the Monkees saw another singer hurtle to stardom with her own version.

‘So many groups used studio musicians’: Micky Dolenz pushes back on criticism of early Monkees recordings

‘So many groups used studio musicians’: Micky Dolenz pushes back on criticism of early Monkees recordings

The Monkees, in fact, employed the same sidemen as the Beach Boys, and the Byrds.

‘Just a total word association’: Micky Dolenz’s first original for the Monkees caused quite a stir

‘Just a total word association’: Micky Dolenz’s first original for the Monkees caused quite a stir

It reached No. 2 in the UK, but only after a name change to (no kidding) “Alternate Title.”

‘The subject is always there’: Micky Dolenz on the prospect of a new Monkees album

‘The subject is always there’: Micky Dolenz on the prospect of a new Monkees album

Their last project, back in 1996, was the first to include all four members since 1968.

‘It tested terribly’: A last-minute casting decision finally sold the Monkees’ TV program

‘It tested terribly’: A last-minute casting decision finally sold the Monkees’ TV program

“They were really worried,” Micky Dolenz says, “that they weren’t going to be able to sell the show.”

‘I love playing’: Micky Dolenz says Monkees’ new tour brings welcome changes

‘I love playing’: Micky Dolenz says Monkees’ new tour brings welcome changes

Mike Nesmith is once again returning to complete a trio with Dolenz and Peter Tork.

‘One urban myth that is true’: Inside the Monkees’ ‘palace revolt’ for artistic freedom

‘One urban myth that is true’: Inside the Monkees’ ‘palace revolt’ for artistic freedom

After an ugly incident at the Beverly Hills Hotel, everything changed.

‘That’s the guy who plays guitar with his teeth!’: How Jimi Hendrix ended up opening for the Monkees

‘That’s the guy who plays guitar with his teeth!’: How Jimi Hendrix ended up opening for the Monkees

Micky Dolenz remembers the moment one of rock’s craziest ideas was hatched.

‘We weren’t consulted’: A glimpse into the Monkees’ early musicmaking

‘We weren’t consulted’: A glimpse into the Monkees’ early musicmaking

The Monkees initially recorded scores of one-take classics by songwriting legends before taking control of their own careers.