The two-year anniversary of Davy Jones’ sudden death has passed, but his long-time Monkees bandmate Micky Dolenz says he’s still coming to grips with losing his treasured friend.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
At City Winery, Chicago: Since 2012, Michael Nesmith has toured around the country with the Monkees and as a solo act.
Harry Nilsson is a legend to many musicians and connoisseurs of 1960s and ’70s rock music, but an enigma to the mainstream listening public.
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.
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.