Tour dates for the Mike/Micky Monkees tour this summer (a.k.a., #DynamicDolenzmith) have just been announced (see below). Click link for more information.
Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith Tour Dates
June 1 - Chandler, AZ @ Chandler Center For The Arts
June 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Orpheum
June 3 - San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s
June 5 - Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
June 6 - Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
June 8 - Stockton, CA @ Bob Hope Theatre
June 9 - Stateline, NV @ Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
June 12 - Denver, CO @ Paramount
June 14 - Chicago, IL @ Copernicus Center
June 15 - Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center
June 16 - Cleveland, OH @ Cain Park
June 18 - Toronto, ON @ Sony Center
June 19 - Kitchener, ON @ Centre In the Square
June 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Keswick Theatre
June 22 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
June 25 - Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
As we celebrate Peter’s birthday, NP also remembers Phyllis Nesmith-Gibson, who passed away on this day in 2010 due to complications related to ALS. We mourn the loss of a wife, mother, and woman who epitomized grace, kindness, and generosity of spirit.
Phyllis, you are loved and missed.
A very Happy Birthday to the Torkmeister™ today…
(”Torkmeister” nickname trademarked and copyrighted by one Micky Dolenz…)
Davy with Ringo Starr at a celebrity tennis tournament in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1975.
NP remembers Samantha Juste, best known to Monkees fans as the first wife of Micky Dolenz and mother of Ami Dolenz, who sadly passed away four years ago today after suffering a stroke. Samantha was a beautiful, classy, kindhearted woman, a trendsetting fixture on the London scene in the ‘60s, and a founding member of the Monkees “First Wives’ Club.” She was loved by all who knew her, and she maintained a lifelong close relationship with both Micky and his family.
Samantha, you will never be forgotten and are truly missed. ♥
Cute video of a surprised Nez with Micky after the FNB Redux show at the Troubadour!
(Video taken by Tracey Fuller.)
Well, this is just stupidly cute…
(Pic by Sherri Hansen at the Troubadour.)
Michael Nesmith at the FNB Redux show at the Troubadour last night. This kind of says it all, really…
(Pic by Julie Lynn.)
Michael Nesmith at the FNB Redux show last night.
(Pic via the Papa Nez Facebook page.)
Michael Nesmith in the forthcoming March 2018 issue of MOJO Magazine.
A very Happy Birthday to Ami Dolenz today!
my takeaway from all this ‘did queen like each other’ discourse:
You can’t fake the relationship you see on TV. You can always tell when people aren’t clicking or when there’s no chemistry.
They may not have always liked each other, but they always loved each other.
It’s the same thing with the Monkees.
Davy was the sassiest sassmouth who could be bitchy toward and about the other guys like no one’s business, and yet he’d give any of them the shirt off his back. He was allowed to talk smack about them, but God help anyone else if they tried to do it.
The guys have all fought and said not-so-nice things about each other over the years (especially Peter about Mike…*cough*badbreakup*cough*), but they are also the only four people who know what they all went through in the Monkees’ heyday.
As you said, you can’t fake that chemistry. It was apparent when watching the Monkees on the TV show, and when seeing them in concert. Out of the hundreds and hundreds of guys who auditioned, it was Davy, Micky, Peter, and Mike who had that spark, that energy that gave the Monkees life. People like to make big stinks over Nez “hating” the others, citing his distance toward the Monkees in varying degrees over the years, but it’s the Monkees project/phenomenon as a whole that he’s felt ambivalent about, never the guys themselves.
Davy, Micky, Peter, and Mike are brothers. They fight, they argue, they bicker, and they love each other like brothers do. That’s all there is to it.
Actual reaction when reading any book written by Michael Nesmith…
First off, anon, if you have any more questions of this particular nature, I beg of you, PLEASE send them to @nakedpersimmon instead. I am… not particularly comfortable discussing this sorta thing except in the vague.
Second, take a close look at the image below.
(image from coolcherrycream)
This New Year’s, party like a Monkee…and celebrate!
Happy New Year, everyone! 🎉 Get out that vintage ‘66 and organize some orgies. And many happy returns!
A very Happy Birthday today to Capricorn (75) and Jones* (72). Davy, you are loved and missed, and we will never forget you. Nez, they didn’t make two of you, and we can surely be glad for that. (You do you, booboo.)
Love, Naked Persimmon. ♥
Rose Marie as The Big Man in Monkees In a Ghost Town.
Legit tearing up watching this right now. It’s somehow become even more poignant with Rose Marie’s passing, and Davy being gone, too…