Micky and Peter
Micky and Peter
Livin’ On Lies- outtake from recording sessions thought to be for a Micky Dolenz solo album in the early 1990s. (via Monkees LiveAlmanac)
George Michael Dolenz, Jr. March 8, 1945
Happy birthday to Micky Dolenz! Today, the drummer of the Monkees turns 69.
Happy 69th birthday Micky Dolenz!
Happy Birthday to the amazing and talented Micky Dolenz!
Thank you to Marci for the beautiful birthday cake!
Happy Birthday Micky Dolenz! :)
Micky Dolenz first established himself as a performer at age ten when he starred in his first TV series, Circus Boy. In autumn 1965, Micky was one of 400 applicants who responded to a trade ad announcing auditions for a new TV show about a rock band. Micky auditioned for The Monkees playing Chuck Berry’s Johnny B. Goode, and was chosen along with three other entertainers – Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork. The Monkees debut single, Last Train to Clarksville, featuring Micky on lead vocals, hit the charts September 10, 1966 and rocketed to number one. The Monkees TV Show won an Emmy and the group sold in excess of 65 million albums. In 1986, MTV broadcast episodes of The Monkees show and exposed a whole new generation to ‘Monkeemania.’ At one point in 1987, there were seven Monkees’ albums on Billboard’s Top 200 LP’s Chart. While living in England, Micky became enamored with musical theater and went on to star in a number of productions both in the UK and on Broadway including – Grease, Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, Aida, Pippin, and Hairspray.
Three of the Monkees (Micky, Davy and Peter) re-grouped for a worldwide tour beginning in June of 2011. Spanning both England and the U.S, the reviews on Dolenz were particularly impressive- the review in the Huffington Post compared his voice to a brilliant-cross between Roy Orbison and Freddie Mercury. In 2012, Micky released a solo album entitled “Remember”, a musical scrapbook of his life and featuring songs from his friends and associates including Harry Nilsson, John Lennon, Paul Williams, David Gates and Carole King. In November/December 2012 Micky re-grouped with band mates Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork for a series of Monkee-reunion shows that also served to celebrate the life and career of their friend and compatriot, Davy Jones. In July 2013, The Monkees hit the road again for a 24 city tour called “A Midsummer’s Night With The Monkees”. “The reaction to the last tour was euphoric,” Micky Dolenz told Rolling Stone.
Micky will be appearing all three days at FanXperience!
Couldn’t find this gif when doing my post earlier!! It just gets its own special post then. Not only is this a great Happy Birthday Micky gif, but it’s also the scene that made me fall in love with spiral staircases ;)
Micky Dolenz is 69 today