Hey Hey He Was a Monkee

Gotta watch out for the quiet ones. Especially the ones wearing knit pom-pom hats indoors. Michael Nesmith died Friday, so there is now just one surviving Monkee, Mickey Dolenz. Nesmith was indeed a member of one of the first pre-packaged boy bands, but he was much more than that, which I will talk about further down. I am a Gen X guy, aged 54, so one might wonder why I am writing about a “Boomer Band.” Well, The Monkees are kind of our band, too. Many of us Gen Xers were introduced to The Monkees via syndication, often via those … Continue reading Hey Hey He Was a Monkee