Michael Nesmith

Genres: Comedy Movies Country & Bluegrass Drama Movies Pop / Rock Television
Descriptive "tags": singer-songwriter country country rock country-rock rock monkee pop 60s genius classic rock sunshine pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Michael Nesmith, 30 December 1942, Houston, Texas, USA. Although best known as a member of the Monkees, Nesmith enjoyed a prolific career in music prior to this unit’s inception. During the mid-60s folk boom he performed with bass player John London (b. John Carl Kuehne, 6 February 1942, Texas, USA, d. 12 February 2000, Rockport, Texas, USA) as Mike And John, but later pursued work as a solo act. Two singles, credited to Michael Blessing, were completed under the aegis of New Christy Minstrels mastermind Randy Sparks, while Nesmith’s compositions, ‘Different Drum’ and ‘Mary, Mary’, were recorded, respectively, by the Stone Poneys and Paul Butterfield. Such experience gave the artist confidence to demand the right to determine the Monkees’ musical policy and his sterling country rock performances represented some of the highlights of the band’s varied catalogue.

In 1968 Nesmith produced The...

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