Former Monkee And Philanthropist Michael Nesmith On Tour
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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.
Geoff Edgers, Boston Globe Arts Reporter (@geoffedgers)
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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