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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During the 1980s he built up the largest non-theatrical home video catalog in the world called Pacific Arts Corporation. It owned rights to everything from Koyaanisqatsi (1982) to "The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau" (1966) to Ken Burns _"Civil War, The" (1990) (mini)_. Pacific Arts licensed the right to use the PBS logo on the titles in its catalog which had been aired on PBS, and developed the PBS Home Video label. The venture ended in a lawsuit with PBS that resulted in a six-week trial in federal court. A jury unanimously found PBS liable for intentional misrepresentation, intentional concealment, negligent misrepresentation, intentional interference with Pac Arts' contractual relations with the program producers and in breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. They awarded Pacific Arts and Nesmith real and punitive damages totaling more than $47,000,000. PBS and Nesmith subsequently settled for an undisclosed sum.
Invented the idea for what became MTV. Sold the idea to Time-Warner and created a proof of concept for 24 hour music television in the form of 6 half hour shows called "Pop Clips". Time-Warner aired Popclips on Nickelodeon Channel for testing and it was an instant hit. Nesmith moved on to other projects after the testing phase as he did not wish to be involved in managing a television network.
A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon.
When I met Phyllis I had a feeling that I had never experienced before and I was so sure she was the girl for me I asked her to marry me before I ever asked her for a date.
[describing his financial slump, after paying a huge default to leave The Monkees in 1969] "I had to start telling little tales to the tax man while they were putting tags on the furniture."
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
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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.
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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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