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Old 12-10-21, 01:42 PM
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RIP Michael Nesmith

Michael Nesmith, singer and guitarist with the Monkees, dies aged 78
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Old 12-10-21, 02:58 PM
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Well HE wasn't on my radar for the death watch.

I spent many hours watching the Monkees TV show and I had Monkees albums on vinyl and cassette.
I saw Micky Dolenz in a has-been show at the county fair one year... he looked embarrassed to be there signing photos for money afterwards.
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Old 12-10-21, 03:11 PM
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I remember the TV in the early 70s I think they were already reruns by then? I’m surprised Ozzy is still kicking.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
I remember the TV in the early 70s I think they were already reruns by then? Iím surprised Ozzy is still kicking.
me, too. and, yeah...by then, they were re-runs. loads of entertainment, though.
it would seem ozzy still enjoys life. he'll probably be around for a while longer...lol
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me, too. and, yeah...by then, they were re-runs. loads of entertainment, though.
it would seem ozzy still enjoys life. he'll probably be around for a while longer...lol
New Ozzy album coming soon. Many guest musicians but heck he is in his 70s still putting out albums.
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RIP . Quite the songwriter, too. Initially CBS didn't want to record any of his songs as Monkees songs, but the Wrecking Crew got hold of a few and the rest is history :



(co-writer of #2 up there ^ )
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
New Ozzy album coming soon. Many guest musicians but heck he is in his 70s still putting out albums.
i'm not surprised...lol. i lost my taste for ozzy after crazy train. and, early sabbath is still my favorite stuff
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I'm sure that kid sister still has all the Monkees albums, but a little worse for wear, and I still remember how happy I was when she moved onto CCR, and the Doors.
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Love early Black Sabbath. Nothing will ever be better IMHO. 1969-1975.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Love early Black Sabbath. Nothing will ever be better IMHO. 1969-1975.
i know what you mean!
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My wife told me this news and, at first, I didn't believe it.

But then I saw her face.
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MeTV was showing The Monkeys this weekend. Mickey Dolenz is now the only surviving member.

Fun fact: Nesmith's mother invented Liquid Paper in her kitchen sink and ran the company that produced it. IIRC, it was eventually sold to 3M.
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Haven't heard that name for a long time. RIP
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The crazy thing that folks under forty don't realize is that there was a second MONKEE MANIA exactly twenty years after the first one of 1966. MTV started airing the 1966-1968 original Monkees tv show programs every day in the mid-eighties and the children of the original fans became crazed about the Monkees. My brother's daughter who was born in 1977 was one of those young girls and a bunch of her classmates. Yes, like Marcia Brady, and her mom who was already a teenager of 14 in 1966, she thought Davey Jones was so cute, but her mom's younger sister was a Monkees fanatic at least for the first year of the tv show (1966-1967). This kind of thing had never happened before. The MONKEES due to the mania craze and overwhelming demand, embarked on a sold-out US Tour..........Nesmith declined to take part. The record companies were caught off guard because by early to mid 1968 there was no demand for anything with the name MONKEES on it, as things changed so fast. There probably wasn't anything in print of their records or 45's and they weren't considered for the new compact disc releases of old material until this phenomenon occurred near early 1986.

Most of you probably don't know, but Mickey Dolenz did a good bit of acting as guest star on episodes of popular early seventies tv shows in various character actor roles and he was really good at it. In the mid 1970's, around 1975-1976, I think, Dolenz, Jones, Boyce, Hart & Tork too, I think, toured live in the US at smaller venues to very well received capacity crowds, and they were really really good live on that tour. Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart who combined with the former Monkees were a very talented duo who had their own major sixties hit with I WONDER WHAT SHE'S DOING TONIGHT, but even before that they had penned and produced hit songs for others.

I might be wrong, but I don't remember anything repackaged and issued by their Colgems or whoever had that label and the rights in the mid to late seventies, in the way that other labels like ELEKTRA , REPRISE, & COLUMBIA did to gain new fans and revive the non-selling at the time, and somewhat forgotten DOORS, JIMI HENDRIX, & JANIS JOPLIN by the then teen-age record buyers. FANTASY did that alsoi in 1976 with the still popular Creedence Clearwater Revival song catalog by issuing a hits package that sold like crazy.

Sept 7, 1986 MONKEES at Greek Theatre where Mike Nesmith joins them for the encore



Oct 11, 1997 in Boston , Live at City Hall Plaza videotaped by a fan with a very good quality camcorder......sound is excellent




One Michael Nesmith song that folks should hear is on the HEADQUARTERS album (1967)........ the song is called "YOU JUST MAY BE THE ONE"
That one belongs in everybody's compilation of their stuff, even though there were no hit singles on the HEADQUARTERS album.
They played a version or two of You Just May Be The One in at least a couple of the scenic episodes of their Monkees tv show but my recollection is that the tv show versions differ from the one on HEADQUARTERS. They were all really good versions. The MONKEES were a really good group and people too often discount how talented they were as entertainers and just how talented they were at playing good solid renditions live. They knew what they were doing and they could play well.
They left a legacy of more than a half dozen absolute classic songs that have more than held the test of more than a half century and likely will be favorites for future generations, a thousand years from now. I'd say that is pretty damn good. I have not yet in all my years, ever heard anyone else's better version of the half dozen classics that the Monkees sang. The Monkees were an assembled conglomeration but what a really good one it turned out to be for their moment in time!
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Wasnít Nesmith credited with creating the first music video (Lucy and Ramona...ended up with Sunset Sam)?
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Wasnít Nesmith credited with creating the first music video (Lucy and Ramona...ended up with Sunset Sam)?
Oh man, I had not heard (or even thought of) that song in decades!
I had to go find it and listen to it just now.
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I think that is the first time that I have seen gold leaf applied to a supercharger.
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