Who Was Michael Nesmith? Wiki, Biography, Age, Monkees Singer, Died, Career

Michael Nesmith

Michael Nesmith Wiki – Michael Nesmith Biography

Michael Nesmith, singer and guitarist for the Monkees, died on Friday from natural causes.

“With Infinite Love we announce that Michael Nesmith has passed away this morning in his home, surrounded by family, peacefully and of natural causes,” his family said in a statement, according to Rolling Stone. “We ask that you respect our privacy at this time and we thank you for the love and light that all of you have shown him and us.”

Age

He was 78 years old.

Michael Nesmith Died

Monkees singer and guitarist Michael Nesmith, a pop visionary who penned many of the group’s most enduring songs before laying the groundwork for country rock with the First National Band in the early Seventies, died Friday from natural causes. He was 78.

Nesmith is survived by his four children, Christian, Jessica, Jason and Jonathan.

 

Career

The Monkees was a pop and rock band that took over the music world from 1966 until 1970.

The original group consisted of Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Davy Jones and Nesmith.

Jones died in 2012, and Tork passed in 2019. Nesmith and Dolenz, 76, performed in Chicago on their farewell tour just last month, with Nesmith saying the group’s impact was “more than I ever imagined.”

Nesmith was famous for penning hits including “Mary, Mary,” “Circle Sky,” “Listen to the Band,” and “The Girl I Knew Somewhere.”

The Monkees launched as America’s answer to The Beatles with “The Monkees Show,” a scripted series about a four-top rock group on the road to stardom that premiered on CBS in 1966. Despite its short-lived television lifespan, which lasted only two seasons, hit songs from the show, such as “Daydream Believer” and “I’m a Believer,” have endured even today.

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And although The Monkees occupied a realm somewhere between parody and reality, the made-for-TV band of bona fide musicians would continue careers in the music and entertainment industries.

The one dubbed the quietest member of the Prefab Four published his memoir “Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff” (Crown Archetype) in 2017, revealing his struggles beyond just legitimizing his commercially manufactured rock group, such as his fraught relationship with his mother, businesswoman and Liquid Paper inventor Bette McMurray. Four years after the cancellation of “The Monkees Show,” the self-proclaimed “loony son of their chief executive” would attempt to enlist McMurray in a partnership to launch a country music record label, Countryside, in 1972 — a deal she would decline.