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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.”

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: ‘I opened for the elephant’

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.

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

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

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.

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: ‘I’m not a Monkee every day’

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

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: ‘One of the best songs he ever wrote’

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

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