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2freaky4church
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Michael Nesmith of the Monkees, dead at 78.

RIP Sir. The smart Monkee.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #1 posted 12/10/21 12:46pm

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Is Dolenz sad?

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #2 posted 12/10/21 2:51pm

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sad I am

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Reply #3 posted 12/11/21 2:26pm

JoeBala

Sad news heard last night. Rest Magic Fingers! My favorite show as a kid. Glad he got to do the last tour with Mickey which finished recently.
Just Music-No Categories-Enjoy It!
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Reply #4 posted 12/11/21 7:46pm

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Sorry for Dolenz. He wrote this piece for RS. https://www.rollingstone....e-1270342/
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Reply #5 posted 12/12/21 9:45am

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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #6 posted 12/12/21 10:59am

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2freaky4church1 said:

RIP Sir. The smart Monkee.

Oh hey Martha.

Respectfully Submitted
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Reply #7 posted 12/12/21 12:12pm

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R.I.P. Michael Nesmith of the Monkees

Watch a special tribute to Michael Nesmith with four select episodes of The Monkees, starting this Sunday, December 12, at 2PM | 1C on MeTV.

sad R.I.P.

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Reply #8 posted 12/12/21 5:09pm

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Reply #9 posted 12/14/21 9:58am

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Wow, not a sticky???????? The shame the shame confuse disbelief hmmm hmph! batman

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Reply #10 posted 12/15/21 8:12am

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Jamel AKA Jamal has a new reaction to Mike's solo song Rio

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #11 posted 01/18/22 7:24am

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Me and the Monkee: A Final Visit With Michael Nesmith
by Andy Greene | January 9, 2022 | Rolling Stone

Nesmith, Dolenz, and Tork onstage in 2012

When I stepped onto Michael Nesmith’s tour bus in Huntington, New York, on Oct. 28, the first thing he did was offer me some weed. I politely declined, as I did every time we sat down together, and asked about his health. The subject had been on my mind ever since I saw him at tour rehearsals early the previous month and was startled to find him gaunt and pale, unable to stand for more than a minute or two at a time.

“Don’t know,” Nesmith said between puffs on his vape pen. “Any health issues I have are trivial. And as you know, I’m a practicing Christian Scientist. I don’t go to doctors or the hospital.… But people keep asking, ‘Are you going to make it?’ Well, I don’t know what the fuck that means right now. Will I live to a thousand years old? I don’t think so. But I don’t know. Monkees are strange people.”

The Mike Nesmith I had seen in September didn’t seem like he’d be able to get through a single concert, let alone a 10-week tour. But after a very rocky couple of weeks where Nesmith stationed himself on a stool throughout the shows and freaked out the Monkee faithful with his droopy demeanor, he gained enough strength to stand throughout that entire two-hour Huntington gig at the end of October.

By the time the tour ended on Nov. 14 at L.A.’s Greek Theatre, just a few miles from the Columbia Studios lot where the Monkees were born 56 years earlier as a made-for-TV Beatles, Nez almost seemed like his pre-pandemic self, if a bit wobbly, gleefully belting out hits like “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “Daydream Believer,” and “Listen to the Band.”

He died of heart failure at his California home on Dec. 10, just 26 days after the last notes of “I’m a Believer” rang through the Greek and Nesmith walked offstage alongside Micky Dolenz, now the only surviving member of the Monkees. “I found out a couple days ago that he was going into hospice,” Dolenz told me just hours after he heard the news. “I knew what that meant. I had my moment then and I let go. It’s just good to know that he passed peacefully.”

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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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