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Mike Nesmith RIP - Former Monkee
« on: December 10, 2021, 03:37:57 PM »

Offline Neurotic Guy

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Sad to hear that Mike Nesmith, the wool capped guitar player for the Monkees has died.  I know that CStrong poster RRFYS is a big Monkees fan and many here have fond memories of their show and music.

He had a few memorable music moments post-Monkees (other than behind the scenes) -- a decent hit "Joanne" and he wrote Different Drum, a hit for Linda Ronstatd.   Mom invented whiteout.

https://www.npr.org/2021/12/10/622582336/mike-nesmith-obituary
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Dang only one left, Mickey Dolenz
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His mother was cool ,  a single mom , a secretary  needing extra money , invented “ White Out “ .  .   I think they were all good dudes . 

Rest In Peace Mike. 

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So, there was an episode where The Monkees were in a haunted house--and they started disappearing one by one..Davy, Peter, Mike and finally Micky is standing there alone and says: "Hey Hey I'm a Monkee"?   This is exactly the order in which they've passed away.
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NG, a TP to you for starting this thread, and for remembering my Monkees fandom. I thought about starting one, but some troll interfered with the last Monkees thread I started, so I figured it wasn't worth the trouble. But I'm glad you did, so thank you.

Definitely a sad day for Monkees fans—sad for Mike's death, and also that there's now just one Monkee remaining. Mike (and the Monkees) made a lot of great music. Mike was also one of the pioneers of country-rock, and it was his idea that gave birth to MTV. Pretty creative and enterprising guy. Part of the reason I love the Monkees is that I watched their show growing up, and their music made an indelible mark on me from an early age. Sad to lose someone who was part of my childhood.

Sort of a funny aside, in response to 86MaxwellSmart: For years now, Micky Dolenz has joked that when only one of the four guys was left, that one would carry on as "The Monkee" (singular). And he's now that guy. (And pretty weird that they died in the same order as they disappeared in that haunted-house episode!)
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