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Former Monkee And Philanthropist Michael Nesmith On Tour

This July 6, 1967 file photo shows the musical group, The Monkees, from left,  Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith, David Jones, and Micky Dolenz at a news conference at the Warwick Hotel in New York.” (AP Photo/Ray Howard)

This July 6, 1967 file photo shows the musical group, The Monkees, from left, Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith, David Jones, and Micky Dolenz at a news conference at the Warwick Hotel in New York.” (AP Photo/Ray Howard)

Time now for this week’s Artery segment — when we talk to artists, critics and performers about events in and around town that are exciting them.

Before Backstreet Boys, before New Kids, there were the Monkees. The made-for-TV rock band hit the air and the pop-charts in the mid-60s.

Davey Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork and, of course, Michael Nesmith. After they broke up in 1970, Nesmith recorded a string of solo albums and last month, kicked off  his first solo tour in nearly 21 years.

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Geoff Edgers, Boston Globe Arts Reporter (@geoffedgers)

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Michael Nesmith at the Somerville Theatre on Saturday, April 13th

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Wired:  ”The news media, it’s true, sticks to Nesmith’s Monkee-ness like gum on a go-go boot. Never mind that Nez helped invent MTV and country rock, that he published a novel and pioneered a home-video distribution business, and that he cut 13 post-Monkees albums and produced cult film classics like Repo Man. And never mind that Nesmith – who could choose to be as ostentatious and narcissistic as the next gazillionaire rock star – instead carries on the philanthropic traditions of his mother, Bette Graham, the inventor of Liquid Paper typing-correction fluid.”

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  • Aaron Poukkula

    Mickey Dozen?

  • Marty

    That’s DOLENZ…….is it possible you could do your homework?

  • Loridavidcurtner

    I am just curious whether M. N. Has been to Croce s while in San Diego?
    Fan in the Audience at Portland.

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