In 1967, Michael Nesmith led the Monkees as they sought to control their music against record producer Don Kirshner, according to Rolling stone. In an interview with the publication in 2012, the musician and TV star revealed that it is more fun to perform songs that matched the preferences of the band member. âWe were kids with our own musical tastes and were happier performing songs we loved – and / or wrote – than songs we were entrusted with,â Nesmith said.
Although the Monkees disbanded in 1970, Nesmith continued to work in the entertainment industry, writing songs for other musicians and founding a multimedia company that created the prototype of MTV (via Hollywood journalist). In 1980, his mother – Bette Nesmith Graham, who invented liquid paper – bequeathed him his fortune, which he then used to produce numerous films, including the cult film “Repo Man”. He reunited with the Monkees in 1996 to record a new album and toured with the band after Davy Jones’ death in 2012. The surviving members of the Monkees went on a farewell tour in 2021, and Nesmith performed in their last. show on November 14 at Los AngÃ¨le.
Micky Dolenz took to Twitter to issue a statement after Nesmith’s death, calling him a “dear friend and partner”. He added, “I’m so grateful that we were able to spend the last two months together doing what we loved the most – singing, laughing and shticking.â¦ Rest in peace, Nose.”