In 1967, Michael Nesmith led The Monkees as they sought control of their music against record producer Don Kirshner, according to Rolling Stone. In a 2012 interview with the publication, the musician and TV star revealed that it was a pleasure to perform songs that matched the group members’ tastes. “We were kids with our own musical tastes and were happier performing the songs we liked – and/or wrote – than the songs that were assigned to us,” Nesmith said.
Although The Monkees disbanded in 1970, Nesmith remained active in the entertainment industry, writing songs for other musicians and founding a multimedia company that created prototypes for MTV (through The Hollywood Reporter). In 1980, his mother – Bette Nesmith Graham, who invented Liquid Paper – left him her estate, which he later used to produce many films, including the beloved one. most “Repo Man”. He reunited with The Monkees in 1996 to record a new album and tour with the group following Davy Jones’ death in 2012. The surviving members of The Monkees went on a farewell tour in 2021. , and Nesmith played in their final show on November 14 in Los Angeles.
Micky Dolenz has arrived Twitter to issue a statement following Nesmith’s death, calling him “a dear friend and partner.” He added, “I’m so grateful that we were able to spend the last few months together doing what we love most – singing, laughing, and shticking. …Rest in peace, Nez.”
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