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‘I didn’t sing for a good 10 years’: Time away proved beneficial for the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz

‘I didn’t sing for a good 10 years’: Time away proved beneficial for the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz

One of the more remarkable things about the Monkees’ latest reunion — on par with Michael Nesmith’s presence, after so long away — was how well preserved Micky Dolenz’s voice is, decades after their late-1960s hey day. Dolenz explains who he’s kept his instrument in such great shape.

‘Never did my love diminish’: Michael Nesmith on his emotional return to the Monkees

‘Never did my love diminish’: Michael Nesmith on his emotional return to the Monkees

Outside of their 1965-1970 heyday, Michael Nesmith had rarely returned to the Monkees — beyond the odd concert appearance here and there. That is, until bandmate Davy Jones’ death in 2012. Suddenly, the thought of losing this musical bond thrust the remaining threesome back together.

‘I was so wiped out’: Micky Dolenz on how a Beatles song got into the final Monkees TV show

‘I was so wiped out’: Micky Dolenz on how a Beatles song got into the final Monkees TV show

Monkees fans will remember that “Good Morning, Good Morning,” from the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, appears as part of the Micky Dolenz-directed final episode of their television show, called “The Frodis Caper.” Turns out the song has always had special meaning for Dolenz.

Deep Cuts: The Monkees’ ‘Nine Times Blue,’ ‘Mommy and Daddy,’ others

Deep Cuts: The Monkees’ ‘Nine Times Blue,’ ‘Mommy and Daddy,’ others

The Monkees are receiving the accolades that eluded them during their heyday. Unless you’ve ignored the media totally since the 1980s reunion, most people know the band broke out of the manufactured TV image

Micks and Johns and Ians, oh my!: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Name Game

Micks and Johns and Ians, oh my!: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Name Game

OK, I don’t know what’s up with this, but it seems that at one time there were a lot of rock ‘n’ roll bands out there where different members had similar names.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Michael Nesmith, November 15, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Michael Nesmith, November 15, 2013

At City Winery, Chicago: Since 2012, Michael Nesmith has toured around the country with the Monkees and as a solo act.

Books: Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter, by Alyn Shipton (2013)

Books: Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter, by Alyn Shipton (2013)

Harry Nilsson is a legend to many musicians and connoisseurs of 1960s and ’70s rock music, but an enigma to the mainstream listening public.

New Music Monday: Levin Minnemann Rudress, Ahmad Jamal, Mark Knopfler, Trombone Shorty

New Music Monday: Levin Minnemann Rudress, Ahmad Jamal, Mark Knopfler, Trombone Shorty

A meeting of the minds combining members of King Crimson, Dream Theater and Steven Wilson’s band tops this New Music Monday slate. Meanwhile, Mark Knopfler’s celebrated Privateering finally sees U.S. release.

Headquarters was the palace revolt’: The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on the album that changed everything

Headquarters was the palace revolt’: The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on the album that changed everything

Micky Dolenz compares the Monkees’ experience to that of today’s popular television program “Glee”: They were assembled to perform as actors, but each band member always possessed real talent.

‘It’s like a golf club’: The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on continued snubs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

‘It’s like a golf club’: The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on continued snubs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Through the Monkees have been eligible since 1992, a quarter century after their debut single, they’ve gotten no closer in the ensuing time to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.