Robert Michael Nesmith (born December 30, 1942) is an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, best known as a member of the pop rock band the Monkees and co-star of the TV series The Monkees (1966–1968). Nesmith is a...Wikipedia
Born: 30th December, 1942, Houston, Texas, USA
Height: 6' 1" (185 cm)
Claim to Fame: The Monkees
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Had published several songs through different companies before signing his contracts for The Monkees; Nesmith's "Mary, Mary" had already been a hit for the Butterfield Blues Band. With Nesmith signed to Screen Gems as a songwriter, the company next bought up Nesmith's earlier publishing, so his songs could be used for the Monkees.
Was the only Monkee who'd actually seen the initial trades ad for the show's casting.
A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon.
[As to why he didn`t rejoin The Monkees when Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones re-formed the group, c. 1986] "It would be kind of like Ronald Reagan making another movie."
[about his famous wool hat] "It had a life of its own. I used to take it off and put it in a little house, feed it . . . "
NEW YORK — The Monkees will perform their first live shows since star Davy Jones died in February.
Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork announced Wednesday that the group will launch a 12-date U.S. tour in November. It's the band's first tour since 1997.
Jones died of a heart attack on Feb. 29 at age 66.
The group starred in its own NBC television show in 1966 as a made-for-TV band seeking to capitalize on Beatlemania sweeping the world. Jones rocketed to the top of the music charts with The Monkees, captivating audiences with hits including... Read More
Posted by vlad1369 2 years ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The three surviving Monkees aren't planning to attend Davy Jones' funeral because it would likely bring too much unwanted attention to his family during their time of grief, the group's Micky Dolenz said Tuesday.
He and fellow Monkees Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith have talked of attending one of the memorials that Jones' family is planning to hold in New York and in the late singer's native England, Dolenz said. And he added he's considering organizing a memorial himself for Jones' friends in Los Angeles.
Whether... Read More
Posted by vlad1369 2 years ago
New York, NY (CNS) - Former The Monkees pop singer Peter Tork has revealed he has a rare form of head and neck cancer. The 67-year-old musician said that the disease has not spread to other parts of his body. The 67-year-old current bandleader of Show Suede Blues has been diagnosed with Adenoid Cystic Carninoma, an uncommon and generally slow-growing form of head and neck cancer most frequently found in the salivary glands. Tork`s cancer was discovered on the lower region of the tongue. His rep said that he underwent surgery in New York in Wednesday. He will begin a... Read More
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