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You Just May Be the One

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Sometimes a story isn’t a culmination of knowledge or reporting, but rather a passageway into the subject. Being a Michael Nesmith fan since my musical adolescence of the 1970s didn’t prepare me for my new obsession: the Monkees through a prism of Papa Nez.

Davy Jones makes believers out of audience at Stuart’s Lyric Theatre

Remember how cute Davy Jones was back in the 1960s? He still is. Sixty-five years old and still able to knock ‘em dead with the dance moves from “Oliver,” which he starred in as a pre-teen. Jones is still impossibly cute. Thursday night’s show at the Lyric Theatre began with the Monkees’ hit “I’m a …

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Davy Jones to peform Feb. 10 and 11 at The Lyric

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Remember those old Monkee episodes where Davy, Peter, Micky and Mike joked around amid slapstick riffs and musical numbers? One of the things that was not only endearing but enduring about the boys was how much fun they seemed to be having and their sweet, optimistic view on life. Although he may be just a …

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The littlest Monkee is still going strong

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About 40 minutes into a 45-minute phone conversation, Davy Jones divulges a bit of blockbuster news, at least in Monkees World: Three-quarters of the band will tour this summer. They’ll rehearse in May, play 10 dates in England, then hit America in July. “We’re just waiting for my signature on a paper,” Jones says, by …

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Monkees archivist recharges cult favorite ‘Head’

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“Hey, hey, we are the Monkees, we’ve said it all before, the money’s in, we’re made of tin, we’re here to give you more. The money’s in, we’re made of tin, we’re here to give you …” — “Ditty Diego — War Chant” from the “Head” soundtrack. Back in 1968, the Monkees surprised — and …

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Tork Admires Susan Boyle

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When Monkees bassist Peter Tork heard that Susan Boyle had covered the prefab four’s ’60s pop hit ‘Daydream Believer,’ his first reaction was, “Good for her.” Tork tells Popeater that he has nothing but admiration for Boyle and her unusual story. “Can you imagine? You wait and you wait and you wait, and it’s way …

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Nesmith recorded Videoranch 3D live Austin

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Pioneering country rock singer and acclaimed songwriter Michael Nesmith visited Austin, Texas on December 18, 2010 to perform live for a virtual reality concert watched by thousands of music fans worldwide. Videoranch 3D is the name of the website Nesmith owns where a variety of rock and roll music by various artists is performed several …

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Evolved Monkee

He’s a man of many instruments who isn’t monkeying around. At least, you can say those days are behind him. Peter Tork, born Peter Halsten Thorkelson, is performing with his group, Shoe Suede Blues, in a double-header weekend performance at the Bordentown Record Collector. You may first remember him from his stint and ultimately, his …

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Micky Dolenz reveals truth behind America’s first boy band The Monkees

MONKEES’ legend Micky Dolenz yesterday looked forward to celebrating 60 years in showbiz while starring in a hit musical north of the border. The US star will hit Edinburgh in Hairspray six decades after attending his first movie screen test which paved the way for a career of hit records, movies and Broadway shows. Micky …

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Dolenz on being a Ringo All-Starr, reuniting with the Monkees

Both Peter Tork and Davy Jones have been quoted recently as being interested in a Monkees reunion that is currently being discussed, but not yet finalized. Now add Micky Dolenz to the list. In a recent phone interview we did with him about his “King for a Day” tribute album to songwriter Carole King, he …

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