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.
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Byrds’ The Notorious Byrd Brothers vs. Monkees’ Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.: Odd Couples
One went on to acclaim; the other to No. 1 on the charts. Both are high water marks, not just for the Byrds and Monkees but for all of ’60s pop.
Bobby Hart rose to fame with Tommy Boyce as part of the songwriting team behind the Monkees. But there was more to the story.
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 TV show was designed toward improvisation. But not every guest star meshed with the Monkees’ gonzo approach.
Micky Dolenz says some people never accepted the latter-day Monkees as a creative force – until Mike Nesmith came up with a creative idea.
Musicians, particularly drummers, have probably noticed the unique set up the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz employs for his drum kit.
The genre-blending Monkees do a great job flaunting their mercurial talents on ‘The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees,’ released this week in 1968.
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 will always be associated with his role in the Monkees. But he’s actually had a lengthier association with another character.