Michael Nesmith, singer/guitarist for the famously famous 60s group The Monkees, has died.
Nesmith was part of the quartet that was manufactured for a TV show about a rock ‘n roll group … and the group exploded with hit after hit … at one point even rivaling The Beatles.
Among the hits … “Last Train to Clarksville,” “Daydream Believer,” “I’m a Believer,” “Valerie,” and many more.
Mike fought for artistic control of the group … he wanted them to be a real group, not just one that’s made for TV. Point of fact … initially on the show, they didn’t actually play the instruments. He once got into such a heated discussion over this he put his fist through a wall.
One of his biggest impacts after the group disbanded … he helped launch MTV by pitching a show called “PopClips,” which evolved into the 24-hour video channel.
His mom famously invented Liquid Paper — AKA white-out — which became a cash register for the family.
Now 3 of the 4 Monkees have died. Mike and sole survivor Micky Dolenz performed their final show together last month at the Greek Theatre.
Nesmith was 78.
Original Article: https://www.tmz.com/2021/12/10/michael-nesmith-monkees-singer-dead-dies/