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Michael Nesmith

Michael Nesmith, circa 2005
Background information
Birth name Robert Michael Nesmith
Also known as Michael Blessing, Nez, Woolhat, Papa Nez
Born December 30, 1942 (1942-12-30) (age 67)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States
Genres Rock, folk, country, fiction
Occupations Author, songwriter, musician, actor, owner of Pacific Arts Corporation
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards
Years active 1965–present
Associated acts The Monkees, First National Band
.Robert Michael Nesmith (December 30, 1942) is an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, perhaps best known for his time in the musical group The Monkees and on the TV series of the same name.^ (It also has the distinction of having been produced by ex-Monkee Michael Nesmith.
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^ (She was also the mother of Monkees’ musician Michael Nesmith!
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^ They would have one son in December 1942, Robert Michael Nesmith.
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.Michael Nesmith is notable as a songwriter, including "Different Drum" sung by Linda Ronstadt with the Stone Poneys, as well as executive producer of the cult film Repo Man.^ Michael Nesmith also produced "Repo Man."
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^ Michael Nesmith is also notable as a songwriter, including "Different Drum" sung by Linda Ronstadt with the Stone Poneys, as well as executive producer of the cult film Repo Man.
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^ Repo Man (1984) Executive Producer .
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.In 1981 Nesmith won the first Grammy Award given for Video of the Year for his hour-long Elephant Parts.^ He was the first person ever to win a Grammy award for a "video record," for his work on 1981's "Elephant Parts."
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^ The next year, he won the first Grammy Award given for Video of the Year for his hour-long Elephant Parts.
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^ NARAS loved it but didn’t have a Grammy category for it, so they created a Best Video category for it that year and Elephant Parts won the first Grammy for Best Video.
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Contents

Biography

Nesmith was born in at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston, Harris County, Texas in 1942[1]. .Nesmith was an only child, and his parents, Warren Audrey Nesmith and Bette Nesmith Graham, divorced when Nesmith was 4 and he and his mother moved to Dallas, Texas to be closer to her family which consisted of her mother and father, her sister, four aunts, and her maternal grandmother.^ Warren Audrey Nesmith was born about 1918/9, in Texas, and probably in Dallas where the family was living in 1920.
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^ December, 2006 Bette Nesmith Graham .

^ His parents, Warren and Bette Nesmith, divorced in 1946.
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.Bette took temporary jobs ranging from clerical work to graphics design, and developed very good secretarial skills, including shorthand, and auspiciously, touch typing.^ She learned shorthand and typing and got a job as an executive secretary.
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^ Bette said she built her company to foster the overall development of its employees; and so designed company committees composed of a cross section of employees and urged their participation in decision-making processes.
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^ More than half of the graduates surveyed who went to work took jobs in Kansas.
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.When Nesmith was 13 his mother invented a typewriter correction fluid later known commercially as Liquid Paper.^ Jones is 64 and Nesmith, whose mother invented Liquid Paper, turns 67.
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^ Nesmith's mother invented Liquid Paper.
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^ Nesmith's mother invented correction fluid -- Liquid Paper -- in 1956.
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Over the next twenty five years she and a select group of executives would build the Liquid Paper Corporation into a multimillion dollar international company which she finally sold to Gillette in 1980 for 48 million USD. She died a few months after the sale at the age of 56 in May 1980.
.In 1949 Nesmith, at the age of 6, was enrolled in the Dallas Public school system.^ In Dallas Texas back in 1951, Bette Clair McMurry was a high school dropout and at the age of 19, married Warren Nesmith.
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^ NeSmith took the company public in November 1999, and has led the company on a strategic evolution to Blue Coat Systems.
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^ Born Bette Clair McMurry in Dallas, Texas on March 23, 1924, this high-school dropout married Warren Nesmith at the age of 19 and worked as a secretary while earning her GED in night school.
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.Nesmith was an indifferent student.^ In his teen years, Nesmith was an indifferent student, and an occasional prankster.
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.He did, however, participate actively in choral and drama activities during his years at Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas.^ Participated in a show choir in high school...
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^ During his formative years, Hill dropped out of school to help support his mother and nine siblings.
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^ He began performing as an amateur while in junior high school and within a few years was playing the clubs around Dallas in the early '60s, combining country, folk, and rock music.
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[2] He began to write verse poetry. When he was 15 he enrolled in the Dallas Theater Center teen program where he was featured in several plays.
.Nesmith did not graduate from high school and instead enlisted in the US Air Force in 1960. He completed basic training at Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio, Texas, was trained as an aircraft mechanic at Shepherd Air Force Base in Wichita Falls Texas, and then permanently stationed at a Strategic Air Command base near Elk City, Oklahoma.^ After high school, Michael Nesmith enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed at Sheppard's Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas.
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^ After tipping over a general's airplane, Nesmith left the military for higher education at San Antonio College.
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^ Michael Nesmith was born in Houston and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas in 1961.
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.In 1962, Nesmith's mother married Robert Graham.^ She married Robert Graham in 1962.
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^ Robert Graham and Bette Graham were married in 1962 and he joined the business.
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^ Bette Nesmith Graham, mother of Michael Nesmith, invented Liquid Paper correction fluid in 1951 while employed as a secretary.
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.While in the Air Force, Nesmith obtained a G.E.D. and was discharged under honorable conditions in 1962. He enrolled in San Antonio College, a community college in San Antonio Texas where he met John Kuehne (later to be known as John London) and began a musical collaboration.^ After tipping over a general's airplane, Nesmith left the military for higher education at San Antonio College.
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^ Nesmith was in Los Angeles by the mid-'60s, and formed the folk-rock duo Mike and John with John London.
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^ Moving to California, he hooked up with old Texas friend Michael Nesmith, and formed a band with him, John London and John Raines, called Trinity River Boys.
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.The duo won the first San Antonio College talent award performing a mixture of standard folk songs and a few of Nesmiths's original songs.^ The next year, he won the first Grammy Award given for Video of the Year for his hour-long Elephant Parts.
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^ Michael Nesmith first came to the attention of American music audiences in the late 1960s as a member of the Monkees, the original made-for-TV boy band.
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^ Nesmith has recorded a dozen or so reputable folk and country-rock records as a solo artist, masterminded the cult film staple Repo Man , won the first-ever Video Grammy, and written a fantastical novel.
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He met another SAC student, Phyllis Ann Barbour, whom he later married.
.While in college Nesmith began to write more songs and poetry and after his marriage to Phyllis in 1963 the two of them decided to strike out for Los Angeles so Nesmith could pursue his songwriting and singing career.^ While in The Monkee s, Nesmith continued to write and sing his own songs.
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^ While in The Monkees , Nesmith continued to write and sing his own songs.
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^ He began to write songs and perform them at live venues around Los Angeles.
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.At the time Phyllis was pregnant with their first child Christian DuVal.^ He has two sons, Christian Nesmith and Jonathan Nesmith, and a daughter, Jessica Nesmith, by his first wife Phyllis Barbour, and son Jason Nesmith by photographer / socialite Nurit Wilde .
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^ The couple's first child, Christian DuVal Nesmith, was born at the Griffith Park maternity home on January 31, 1965.
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.Nesmith began singing in folk clubs around Los Angeles and had one notable job as the "Hootmaster" for the Monday night hootenannys at The Troubadour, a West Hollywood night club that featured new artists.^ He also began hanging out at a West Hollywood night-club called the Troubadour, forming new associations in the music scene.
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^ One of these came through songwriter/musician Bill Chadwick, who recruited Nesmith (and London) to join the Survivors, a large folk ensemble in the tradition of the New Christy Minstrels.
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^ Nesmith was in Los Angeles by the mid-'60s, and formed the folk-rock duo Mike and John with John London.
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.Here Nesmith met, socialized, and performed with many different members of the burgeoning new music scene in LA. Randy Sparks of New Christy Mintrels fame offered Nesmith a publishing deal for his songs.^ The Gretsch guitar company built a one-off natural finish 12-string electric guitar for Nesmith when he was performing with The Monkees (Gretsch had a promotional deal with the group).
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^ Michael Nesmith first came to the attention of American music audiences in the late 1960s as a member of the Monkees, the original made-for-TV boy band.
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^ He also began hanging out at a West Hollywood night-club called the Troubadour, forming new associations in the music scene.
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It was while working at this publishing house that Barry Friedman, also known as the Rev. Frazier Mohawk, brought the ad for Monkees auditions to Nesmith's attention. In 1965 Nesmith landed the role in the Monkees pilot, which was filmed in October 1965.
.When the Monkees show ended in 1968 Nesmith enrolled part time in UCLA and studied American History and Music History.^ December 30, 1942) in Harris County, Texas is an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, perhaps best known for his time in the musical group The Monkees and on the TV series of the same name.
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^ Nesmith is perhaps best known for his work with The Monkees band and TV show but has made significant contributions in film, television and music.
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^ Robert Michael Nesmith , born December 30, 1942 (1942-12-30) (age 65) in Harris County, Texas,[1] is an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, perhaps best known for his time in the musical group The Monkees and on the TV series of the same name.
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Michael and Phyllis's second son, Jonathan, was born in February 1968. During the Monkees Nesmith met Nurit Wilde who became pregnant with Nesmith's third son, Jason who was born in August 1968.
.In 1969 Nesmith formed the First National Band with Kuehne (now London), John Ware and Red Rhodes.^ In early 1970, Michael Nesmith split from the Monkees to form the First National Band.
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^ Mike formed The First National Band immediately after leaving the Monkees, with O.J. "Red" Rhodes on pedal steel guitar, John London on bass, John Ware on drums, and Earl P. Hall sitting in occasionally on piano.

^ The band went on to solo projects, but only Nesmith had any real success, with his First National Band making many records that stand up well as contemporaries of The Flying Burrito Brothers .
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.Nesmith wrote most of the songs for the band including a single titled "Joanne" that received some airplay and was a mild chart hit.^ The title track skirted the bottom of the charts for several weeks, but Nesmith proved his pop savvy yet again by providing the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with their hit, "Some of Shelly's Blues."
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^ Nesmith is the most accomplished musician in the group - he wrote "Different Drum," recorded by The Stone Ponies (Linda Ronstadt), "Propinquity" and "Some Of Shelley's Blues" recorded by The Nitty Gritty Dirt band.
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^ He wrote a hit single, "Joanne," and with the 1970 albums Magnetic South and Loose Salute helped to define, alongside Gram Parsons and the Byrds, the genre of country rock.
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.The First National Band have been credited with being among the pioneers of a type of music that became known as country-rock.^ He was a pioneer of country rock and a great songwriter.
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^ He joined longtime bassist friend John London and pedal steel ace 'Orville "Red" Rhodes' for The First National Band, a group that pioneered the mixture of country music with rock-&-roll.
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^ Michael Nesmith first came to the attention of American music audiences in the late 1960s as a member of the Monkees, the original made-for-TV boy band.
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[3]
Phyllis's third child, and Nesmith's fourth was Jessica born in September, 1970.
.Nesmith started a record label named Countryside Records in 1970 with Jac Holzman, the founder of Elektra Records.^ He followed this with two singles recorded under the name "Michael Blessing", released on Colpix Records – coincidentally also the label of Davy Jones , though they had not yet met.
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^ Nesmith recorded a number of LPs for his label, and had a moderate worldwide hit in 1977 with his song "Rio", the single taken from the album "From A Radio Engine To The Photon Wing".
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^ He followed with two singles recorded under the name "Michael Blessing", released on Colpix Records – coincidentally also the label of Davy Jones, though they had not met.
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Nesmith was divorced from Phyllis in 1972 and relocated to Carmel, California.
.In 1974, Nesmith started Pacific Arts Records and released what he called "a book with a soundtrack" titled "The Prison" as the company's first release.^ In 1975 his production company released "The Prison," a multimedia book/record combination.
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^ It is the second part of a work Nesmith started in 1974 entitled The Prison .
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^ In the mid-'70s, Nesmith formed his own communications and record company, Pacific Arts.
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He was married to Kathryn Bild from 1976 to 1988.
.In 1988 he returned to Los Angeles where he had met Victoria Kennedy.^ The same day when Ivers met with Pac Arts in Los Angeles, Oct.
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^ He also helped midwife another band - Crosby, Stills & Nash - who met at his home in Los Angeles.
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^ Board Affiliations American Film Institute   Kathleen Kennedy Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles Board Affiliations American Film Institute Todd R. Wagner Todd Wagner Foundation, Inc.
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.They moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1992, then returned to Carmel, California in 2000. They were married in April 2000 in Monterey, California.^ Throughout the 1990s he gathered deep thinkers at his Santa Fe, New Mexico, ranch to participate in his solutions-oriented conference, Council on Ideas .
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^ Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505  USA Tel: 505.470.2495 .
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^ "After the destruction of Mr. Nesmith's business, he went away to lick his wounds--he moved to Santa Fe to write a novel," recalls Gradstein.
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Career

Early work

.After a tour of duty in the Air Force, he was given a guitar as a Christmas present from his mother and stepfather.^ After a tour of duty in the Air Force , Nesmith decided to try making a living with music, bought a better guitar with his parents' help, and joined a series of working bands, playing folk , country , and occasionally rock and roll .
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^ After spending two years in the Air Force, however, Nesmith became fascinated with folk music and learned to play the guitar.
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^ Early work After a tour of duty in the Air Force, Nesmith won a singing spot with a band by knowing a number of Chuck Berry's songs.
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.Learning as he went, he played solo and in a series of working bands, performing folk, country, and occasionally rock and roll.^ He bought a guitar with his parents' help, learning as he went, and joined a series of working bands, performing folk, country, and occasionally rock and roll.
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^ He also put together a new band that specialized in country-rock and folk-rock.
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^ "I was playing the part of a rock 'n' roll drummer.

.His verse poems became the basis for song lyrics, and after moving to Los Angeles with Phyllis and friend John London, he signed a publishing deal for his songs.^ His verse poems became the basis for song lyrics, and after moving to Los Angeles with Phyllis and friend John London, he published a number of his own songs.
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^ Another teen pastime, writing poetry, became the basis for original song lyrics, and after moving to Los Angeles with Phyllis and friend John London , he published a number of his own songs.
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^ Nesmith was in Los Angeles by the mid-'60s, and formed the folk-rock duo Mike and John with John London .
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.Nesmith's "Mary, Mary" was recorded by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, while "Different Drum" was recorded by Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Poneys.^ When they got fairly competent, Nesmith invited media critics to visit later Monkees recording sessions, to prove that they were an actual band.
  • Mike Nesmith - Celebrity Scene Monthly By Don Aly Vol 28 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.donaly.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Nesmith is also notable as a hit songwriter, including "Different Drum" sung by Linda Ronstadt with the Stone Poneys.
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^ He was also a burgeoning songwriter, and by the time he was hired as a Monkee, Linda Ronstadt had already recorded a song of his called “Different Drum.” .
  • mental_floss Blog » Hey, Hey, They’re the Monkees: What John Lennon had to say about the band (and much, much more) 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.mentalfloss.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

."Pretty Little Princess", written in 1965, was recorded by Frankie Laine and released as a single in 1968 on ABC Records.^ Pretty little princess .
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^ Pretty Little Princess (Version 1) 14.

^ Pretty Little Princess (Version 2) 19.

.Later, "Some Of Shelly's Blues" and "Propinquity (I've Just Begun To Care)" were made popular by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on their 1970 album Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy.^ This album features a full band again, with only FOUR Nesmith originals this time (one of which, "Some Of Shelley's Blues," dates back to his Monkees days!

^ Fishin' In The Dark - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 74.

^ Nevada Fighter ’s highlights are definitely the funky “Grand Ennui” and the lovely “Propinquity (I’ve Just Begun Care)” (also previously recorded by the Monkees).
  • 100b’s School Of Learnin’: Michael Nesmith « 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC onehundredb.com [Source type: General]

.Nesmith began his recording career in 1965 with a one-off single released on Edan Records.^ Nesmith began his recording career in 1965, with a one-off single released on Edan Records .
  • Michael Nesmith at AllExperts 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Nesmith began his recording career in 1965 with a one-off single released on Edan Records.
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^ The Gretsch guitar company built a one-off natural finish 12-string electric guitar for Nesmith when he was performing with The Monkees (Gretsch had a promotional deal with the group).
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.He followed with two singles recorded under the name "Michael Blessing", released on Colpix Records—coincidentally also the label of Davy Jones, though they had not met.^ He followed this with two singles recorded under the name "Michael Blessing", released on Colpix Records – coincidentally also the label of Davy Jones , though they had not yet met.
  • Michael Nesmith at AllExperts 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ He followed with two singles recorded under the name "Michael Blessing", released on Colpix Records – coincidentally also the label of Davy Jones, though they had not met.
  • Michael Nesmith en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Had actually been "labelmates" with Davy Jones earlier, as both were signed to the Colpix Records label (Nesmith recorded as "Michael Blessing"), though they'd apparently never met.
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The Monkees

.From 1965 to early 1970, Nesmith and Jones were members of the pop rock band The Monkees, created for the television situation comedy of the same name.^ Nesmith left the Monkees in 1970, and performed "country rock" for years.
  • Mike Nesmith - Celebrity Scene Monthly By Don Aly Vol 28 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.donaly.com [Source type: General]

^ In early 1970, Michael Nesmith split from the Monkees to form the First National Band.
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^ The Monkees From 1965 to early 1970, Nesmith and Jones were members of the pop rock band The Monkees, created for the television situation comedy of the same name.
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.The only Monkee to learn of the audition from the famous press advertisement asking for "four insane boys", Nesmith won his role largely by appearing blasé when he auditioned.^ He was the only Monkee who had come in to audition from seeing the original advertisement.
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^ The only Monkee to learn of the audition from the famous press advertisement (asking for "four insane boys"), Nesmith won his role largely by appearing blasé when he auditioned, as if he were considering the studio, and not the other way around.
  • Michael Nesmith at AllExperts 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The only Monkee to learn of the audition from the famous press advertisement asking for "four insane boys", Nesmith won his role largely by appearing blasé when he auditioned.
  • Michael Nesmith en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

.He further distinguished himself by carrying a bag of laundry to be done on the way home, and wearing a wool cap to keep his hair out of his eyes, riding his motorcycle to the audition.^ He further distinguished himself by carrying a bag of laundry to be done on the way home, and wearing a wool cap to keep his hair out of his eyes, riding his motorcycle to the audition.
  • Michael Nesmith en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Arrived for his first interview for The Monkees wearing a wool cap, to keep the hair out of his eyes while driving his motorcycle around town (Nesmith also carried a bag of laundry, to be done at a nearby laundromat on his way home).
  • Michael Nesmith - Biography 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ According to several stories, one of the reasons that Nesmith won his role as Monkee was because he was wearing a wool hat, which he had donned to keep his hair out of his eyes while driving to the audition on his motorcycle.
  • Dreamtime - Commentary Inspired By Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour: Episode 27 - Hey, Hey, I'm a Monkee 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.dreamtimepodcast.com [Source type: General]

.Producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider remembered "Wool Hat", and called Nesmith back.^ Producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider remembered him as "Wool Hat"; they wanted to name his Monkees character that, but Nesmith refused.
  • Michael Nesmith - Biography 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ The producers remembered "Wool Hat," although they couldn't remember his name, and called Nesmith back.
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^ Producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider remembered "Wool Hat", and called Nesmith back.
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.Once he was cast, Screen Gems bought his songs so they could be used in the show.^ Once he was cast, Screen Gems bought his songs from their publishers, so they could be used in the show.
  • Michael Nesmith at AllExperts 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Once he was cast, Screen Gems bought his songs so they could be used in the show.
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^ Except for the few songs forced through by the Monkees' campaigning, they were not allowed by Kirshner to play or use their own material.
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.Many of the songs Nesmith wrote for The Monkees, such as "The Girl I Knew Somewhere", "Mary, Mary", and "Listen to the Band" became minor hits.^ Many of the songs Nesmith wrote for The Monkees, such as "The Girl I Knew Somewhere", "Mary, Mary", and "Listen to the Band" became minor hits.
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^ The girl I knew somewhere .
  • Mary mary. w & m Michael Nesmith, arr. Screen Gems-Columbia Music, Inc., as employer for hire of Dan Fox - song, music - Copyright Info 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Is "Listen To The Band" the Monkees song you're most proud of?
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.One song he wrote, "You Just May Be The One", is in mixed meter, interspersing 5/4 bars into an otherwise 4/4 structure.^ One song he wrote, "You Just May Be The One," is in mixed meter, interspersing 5/4 bars into an otherwise 4/4 structure.
  • Michael Nesmith en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Number of similar titles: 1 Similar Title: You just may be the one.
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^ You just may be the one .
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.The Gretsch guitar company built a one-off natural finish 12-string electric guitar for Nesmith when he was performing with The Monkees (Gretsch had a promotional deal with the group).^ The Gretsch guitar company built a one-off natural finish 12-string electric guitar for Nesmith when he was performing with The Monkees (Gretsch had a promotional deal with the group).
  • Michael Nesmith en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Mike Nesmith plays a "blonde" Gretsch 12-string.
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^ This group recorded one self-titled album for the Colgems label -- not coincidentally, the label for which the Monkees, of whom Nesmith was a member, recorded -- and got a moderate hit out of the single "I Feel Good (I Feel Bad)."
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[4] .He earlier played a customized Gretsch twelve-string, which had originally been a six-string model.^ He earlier played a customized Gretsch twelve-string, which had originally been a six-string model.
  • Michael Nesmith en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ According to Nesmith, there was a luthier in Los Angeles that converted six string electric guitars into twelve string guitars.
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^ Mike Nesmith plays a "blonde" Gretsch 12-string.
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.As with the other Monkees, Nesmith came to be frustrated by the manufactured image of the whole project.^ As with the other Monkees, Nesmith came to be frustrated by the manufactured image of the whole project.
  • Michael Nesmith en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Because his mother Bette Nesmith Graham was the inventor of Liquid Paper, Nesmith was wealthy and had little financial need to join in Monkees-related projects.
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^ Nesmith was the guitarist in the first manufactured band, The Monkees.
  • Mike Nesmith - Celebrity Scene Monthly By Don Aly Vol 28 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.donaly.com [Source type: General]

.He was permitted to write and produce two songs per album, and his music was frequently featured in episodes of the series.^ He was permitted to write and produce two songs per album, and his music was frequently featured in episodes of the series.
  • Michael Nesmith at AllExperts 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
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^ One entire episode was filmed featuring live music.
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^ Footage from this episode's "Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day" musical sequence featuring The Monkees playing by the beach and romping in the desert as Foreign Legionnaires was recycled in Episode No.

.The Monkees succeeded in ousting supervisor Don Kirshner (with Nesmith punching a hole in a wall, to make a point with Kirshner and attorney Herb Moelis), and took control of their records and song choices, but they worked as a four-man group on only one album.^ So, essentially, there are only four good songs on the whole record.
  • Prindle Record Reviews - The Monkees 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.markprindle.com [Source type: General]

^ This album has only 6 songs but they are all splendid.
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^ But anyway, I don't think this is one of the good Monkees albums.
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.The band never overcame the credibility problems they faced when word spread that they had not played on their first records (at Nesmith's instigation, calling the band's first non-studio press conference, where he called More of The Monkees "probably the worst record in the history of the world").^ The band's first two albums (The Monkees and More Of The Monkees) captured this phase.
  • - Inductees - The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.vghf.org [Source type: General]

^ The band never overcame the credibility problems they faced when word spread that they had not played on their first records (at Nesmith's instigation, calling the band's first non-studio press conference, where he called More of The Monkees "probably the worst record in the history of the world").
  • Michael Nesmith en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ The band never overcame the credibility problems they faced when word got out (at Nesmith's instigation, calling the band's first non-studio press conference, where he called More of The Monkees "probably the worst record in the history of the world") that they had not played on their first records.
  • Michael Nesmith at AllExperts 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.However, their singles and albums continued to sell well, until the disastrous release of Head.^ Some songs are album cuts and were never released as singles, but were influential and inspiring in the evolution of Country Rock*.

^ BE: Well, I know that you released Live at the Britt Festival in 1999, but I guess Rays is your first proper studio album since The Garden in 1994.
  • Michael Nesmith interview, Rays, The Monkees 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1995, he reunited with the Monkees to record their last studio album (and first to feature all four since Head) titled Justus, released in 1996.
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.Nesmith's last Monkees commitment was a Kool-Aid commercial, in April 1970. With the band's fortunes continuing to fall, Nesmith asked to be released from his contract, and had to pay a default: "I had three years left...^ Nesmith's last Monkees commitment was a Kool-Aid commercial, early in 1970.
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^ Nesmith left the Monkees in 1970, and performed "country rock" for years.
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^ He continued with the Monkees for one more year, but then left the band in 1969.
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at $150,000 a year,".January 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] which he had to pay back.^ With the band's fortunes continuing to fall, Nesmith asked to be released from his contract, and had to pay a default: "I had three years left...at $150,000 a year,"[citation needed] which he had to pay back.
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He continued to feel the financial bite for years afterwards, telling Playboy in 1980 "I had to start telling little tales to the tax man while they were putting tags on the furniture."[citation needed]. .Indeed, while Nesmith had continued to produce his compositions with the Monkees, he withheld many of the songs from the final Monkees' albums, only to release them on his post-Monkees solo records.^ Nesmith has released over thirteen solo albums, slightly more than The Monkees achieved.
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^ Through it all, Nesmith continued to release solo material.
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^ Bob Lefsetz talks Monkees and memories, plus a QA with Pierre de Reeder (Rilo Kiley) and some songs from his latest solo project.
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Later career

.As he prepared for his exit from The Monkees, Nesmith was approached by John Ware of The Corvettes, a band that featured Nesmith's friend John London (who played on some of the earliest pre-Monkees Nesmith 45s as well as numerous Monkees sessions) and had 45s produced by Nesmith for the Dot label in 1969. Ware wanted Nesmith to put together a band.^ Ware wanted Nesmith to put together a band.
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^ As he prepared for his exit from The Monkees, Nesmith was approached by John Ware of The Corvettes, a band that featured Nesmith's friend John London (who played on some of the earliest pre-Monkees Nesmith 45s as well as numerous Monkees sessions) and had 45s produced by Nesmith for the Dot label in 1969.
  • Michael Nesmith en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ The band's record label Colgems acquiesced, and on 1967's Headquarters the Monkees played their own instruments, wrote eight of the 14 selections, and produced the album (with a little help from their friend Chip Douglas ).
  • Michael Nesmith - Biography - Ask.com 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

Nesmith said he would be interested only if noted pedal steel player Orville "Red" Rhodes would be a part of the project, and a long musical partnership was born that would continue until Rhodes' untimely death in 1995. The new band was christened Michael Nesmith and the First National Band and went on to record three albums for RCA Records in 1970.
.Nesmith has been considered one of the pioneers of country-rock (along with Gram Parsons) and had moderate commercial success with the First National Band.^ He was a pioneer of country rock and a great songwriter.
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^ Nesmith has been considered one of the pioneers of country-rock (along with Gram Parsons) and had moderate commercial success with the First National Band.
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^ Michael Nesmith Country / Rock / Rock clásico .
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.Their second single, Joanne hit #21 on the Billboard chart & #17 on Cashbox, with the follow-up "Silver Moon" making #42 Billboard/#28 Cashbox.^ The single "Joanne" hit the pop Top 25, and "Silver Moon" also charted later in the year.
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^ Loose Salute , the First National Band’s second album, was released less than six months after Magnetic South and gave them another minor hit with “Silver Moon”.
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^ However, the album’s second single, “Joanne” – a lovely country ballad – did pretty well for the band, making it to #21 in the the Billboard Hot 100 and #6 in the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts.
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.Two more singles charted ("Nevada Fighter" #70 Billboard/#73 Cashbox & "Propinquity" #95 Cashbox) and the first two LP's charted in the lower regions of the Billboard album chart.^ The band's first two albums (The Monkees and More Of The Monkees) captured this phase.
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^ Two more singles charted ("Nevada Fighter" 70 Billboard/73 Cashbox & "Propinquity" 95 Cashbox) and the first two LP's charted in the lower regions of the Billboard album chart.
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^ The First National Band signed to RCA Victor and released two albums in 1970, Magnetic South and Loose Salute.
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.No clear answer has ever been given for the band's breakup, the albums they recorded remain on par with the Flying Burrito Brothers, Poco and New Riders of the Purple Sage as some of the best country-rock music.^ He also put together a new band that specialized in country-rock and folk-rock.
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^ No clear answer has ever been given for the band's breakup, the albums they recorded remain on par with the Flying Burrito Brothers, Poco and New Riders of the Purple Sage as some of the best country-rock music.
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^ He bought a guitar with his parents' help, learning as he went, and joined a series of working bands, performing folk, country, and occasionally rock and roll.
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.Nesmith followed up with the Second National Band, a band that besides Nesmith, consisted of Michael Cohen (keyboards and Moog), Johnny Meeks (bass), Jack Panelli (drums) and the always present Orville Rhodes (pedal steel), as well as an appearance by singer, musician, and songwriter José Feliciano (conga drums).^ Nesmith followed up with the Second National Band, a band that consisted largely of members of Elvis Presley's band, as well as Jose Feliciano.
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^ I actually grew up on that so michael nesmith was always my favourite!
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^ Nesmith has been considered one of the pioneers of country-rock (along with Gram Parsons) and had moderate commercial success with the First National Band.
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.The album, Tantamount to Treason, Volume I, was a commercial and critical disaster.^ Michael Nesmith - Tantamount To Treason Volume One .
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^ Tantamount To Treason Volume One - BMG 1972.

^ Tantamount To Treason Volume 1 [as Michael Nesmith & The Second National Band] .

.Nesmith then recorded And The Hits Just Keep On Comin', featuring only him on guitar and Red Rhodes on pedal steel.^ The album,Tantamount to Treason, Volume I, was a commercial and critical disaster, and Nesmith then decided to cut one of the best albums of his career, featuring only him on guitar and Red Rhodes on pedal steel, And The Hits Just Keep On Comin'.
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^ One of his mid-'70s albums, And the Hits Just Keep On Comin' , is probably one of the most beautiful albums ever made — and it's only Nesmith on guitar and Red Rhodes on pedal steel.
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^ Names: Michael Nesmith (124 documents) example document: And the hits just keep on comin' .
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.Nesmith got more heavily involved in producing, and was given a label of his own through Elektra Records, Countryside.^ In the mid-'70s, Nesmith formed his own communications and record company, Pacific Arts.
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^ Eventually the Monkees revealed that they didn't play on most of their own records, and Nesmith in particular incited the group to wrest control of their recordings into their own hands.
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^ This was particularly hard for Mike Nesmith, a serious musician and songwriter, to swallow, although he did manage to place a few of his own tunes on their records from the start.
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.It featured a number of artists that were produced by Nesmith, including Garland Frady and Red Rhodes.^ Again, Nesmith picked up and moved on to a new project, an acoustic album featuring just himself and Red Rhodes, released in August, 1972.
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^ Nesmith dropped the group credit later that year, recording And the Hits Keep Comin' as a solo artist -- though Red Rhodes continued to play with him.
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^ This included Nesmith producing his own songs, and band members making instrumental contributions.
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.The staff band at Countryside also helped Nesmith on his next, and last, RCA album, Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash.^ Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash (1973) RCA 10164 [LP], Pacific Arts 8292 [CD] .

^ Nesmith's 1973 album Pretty Much Your Standard Stash was his last for RCA Victor, as he formed the music/communications label Pacific Arts in 1974.
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^ Michael's mother invented Tippex and he sold the rights for a cool $28 million in 1989 * Nesmith was nominated for a Grammy award for his last solo album.
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.In the mid-1970s Nesmith briefly collaborated as a songwriter with Linda Hargrove, resulting in the tune "I've Never Loved Anyone More", a hit for Lynn Anderson and recorded by many others, as well as the songs "Winonah" and "If You Will Walk With Me" which were both recorded by Hargrove.^ Copyrights records by Hargrove, Linda .
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^ I've never loved anyone more .
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^ Number of similar titles: 2 Similar Title: I've never loved anyone more.
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.Of all three songs, only "Winonah" was recorded by Nesmith himself.^ So, essentially, there are only four good songs on the whole record.
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^ The four of us, as the new Penny Arkade, recorded only one song Give Our Love (to All the People), a collective effort written by Chris, Bobby and myself.
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^ This album has only 6 songs but they are all splendid.
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During this same period, Nesmith started his multimedia company Pacific Arts, which initially put out audio records, 8-tracks and cassettes, followed in 1981 with "video records." Nesmith recorded a number of LPs for his label, and had a moderate worldwide hit in 1977 with his song "Rio", the single taken from the album From A Radio Engine To The Photon Wing.
.During this time, Nesmith created a video clip for "Rio" which, in a roundabout way, helped spur Nesmith's creation of a television program called Pop Clips for the Nickelodeon cable network.^ The “Rio” video also eventually led to his creation of Pop Clips for children’s network Nickelodeon.
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^ He served as executive producer of the cult films REPO MAN, TAPEHEADS and TIMERIDER. In 1980, he developed “Pop Clips,” which became the inspiration for MTV and his video, “Cruisin” became the first video on the network.
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^ The clip drove "Rio" up the pop charts in England; it also convinced Nesmith to produce Popclips, half-hour prototypes of Top 40 video shows, which aired in 1979.
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.In 1980, Nesmith's Pop Clips was sold to Time Warner/Amex consortium.^ He later sold the patent for "pop clips" to Warners for a pot of cash and - viola!
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^ Nesmith later sold the concept and the shows to Warner Bros., and MTV was born.
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^ Invented the idea for what became MTV. Sold the idea to Time-Warner and created a proof of concept for 24 hour music television in the form of 6 half hour shows called "Pop Clips".
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.Time Warner/Amex developed Pop Clips into the MTV network.^ From there was developed the MTV network.
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^ The “Rio” video also eventually led to his creation of Pop Clips for children’s network Nickelodeon.
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^ Invented the idea for what became MTV. Sold the idea to Time-Warner and created a proof of concept for 24 hour music television in the form of 6 half hour shows called "Pop Clips".
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.Nesmith's single "Cruisin'" was the first video of the MTV generation.^ His single "Cruisin'" was the first video of the MTV generation.
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^ His Elephant Parts was the first video to win a Grammy, and Nesmith's company was a pioneer in selling home videos of TV shows, including Ken Burns The Civil War.
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^ It was here that Nesmith planted the seeds of what would become MTV — as well as producing the first Grammy-winning musical home video — Elephant Parts.
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.Nesmith also won the first Grammy Award (1981) given for Video of the Year for his hour-long Elephant Parts and also had a short-lived series on NBC inspired by the video called "Michael Nesmith in Television Parts". Television Parts concept however included many other artists who were unknown at the time but who went on to become major stars in their own right.^ Michael Nesmith in Elephant Parts (USA: long title) Miscellaneous Crew: .
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^ The Wildcats' lead was short-lived, however.
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^ Michael Nesmith - Live at the Britt 5.0 out of 5 stars ( 8 ) .
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.Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Whoopi Goldberg, Arsenio Hall all became well known artists after their appearances on Nesmith's show.^ Synopsis: Michael Nesmith (famed as the talented one from '60s pop-band The Monkees ) directed this melange of music and comedy clips starring Whoopi Goldberg , Garry Shandling , Rosanne Cash , Jay Leno and Jimmy Buffett .
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^ Grab   RSS news-913101 spinART reissues EBTG, Nesmith Albums Jun 08, 2001 12:06 am 0% 0 See All Similar Artists .
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^ When Nesmith won the role for The Monkees (1966) he was the first of all involved to see where the show and the music would go.
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.The basic concept of the show was to have comics render their stand-up routines into short comedy films much like the ones in Elephant Parts.^ During the '80s, Pacific Arts became the most important video publishing company in America, and Nesmith moved into film and TV production as well, winning the first video Grammy award in 1981 for Elephant Parts.
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^ In addition to Elephant Parts there was a short-lived TV show called Television Parts and another video called something like Doctor Duck’s All Purpose Sauce.
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^ The film accompanying his “Rio” single (1977) was included on a video release called Elephant Parts , which also included comedy skits and other music videos, and won the very first Grammy for Video of the Year in 1981.
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.Nesmith assembled writers Jack Handey, William Martin, John Levenstein, and Michael Kaplan; Directors William Dear (who had directed Elephant Parts) and Alan Myerson, and Producer Ward Sylvester to create the show.^ In the 1980s, Nesmith invented MTV, helped pioneer the home-video revolution, won a Grammy for his music video Elephant Parts and produced the cult films Repo Man and Tapeheads .
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^ His Elephant Parts was the first video to win a Grammy, and Nesmith's company was a pioneer in selling home videos of TV shows, including Ken Burns The Civil War.
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^ "Badass" Buddusky ( Jack Nicholson ) and "Mule" Mulhall ( Otis Young ) are assigned to escort young sailor Meadows ( Randy Quaid , who beat out John Travolta for the part)  Read More .
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.The half hour show show ran for 8 episodes in the summer of 1985 on NBC Thursday nights in prime time.^ The television show first aired on September 12 , 1966 on the NBC television network and lasted for two seasons (58 episodes); its final primetime episode ran on September 9 , 1968 (see List of The Monkees episodes ).
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^ Conan O’ Brian was a former Simpsons staff writer who left the show to take over the late-night slot on NBC vacated by David Letterman .
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^ When The Happeners producers refused to cut their show down by half (the length of the NBC series), ABC withdrew the series from its schedule.
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.Pacific Arts Video became a pioneer in the home video market, producing and distributing a wide variety of videotaped programs.^ Pacific Arts Video became a pioneer in the home video market, producing and distributing a wide variety of videotaped programs.
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^ During the '80s, Pacific Arts became the most important video publishing company in America, and Nesmith moved into film and TV production as well, winning the first video Grammy award in 1981 for Elephant Parts.
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^ After the video release of Elephant Parts , Nesmith’s company Pacific Arts Video became a pioneer in the distribution of home videos, releasing, among other things, television series on video – the precursor to today’s enormous TV on DVD industry.
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.Pacific Arts Video eventually ceased operations after an acrimonious contract dispute with PBS over home video licensing rights and payments for several series, including Ken Burns' The Civil War.^ Pacific Arts licensed the right to use the PBS logo on the titles in its catalog which had been aired on PBS, and developed the PBS Home Video label.
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^ Pacific Arts eventually ceased operations after an acrimonious contract dispute with PBS over home video licensing rights and payments for several series, including Ken Burns' The Civil War.
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^ After the video release of Elephant Parts , Nesmith’s company Pacific Arts Video became a pioneer in the distribution of home videos, releasing, among other things, television series on video – the precursor to today’s enormous TV on DVD industry.
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.The dispute escalated into a law suit that went to jury trial in Federal Court in Los Angeles.^ The venture ended in a lawsuit with PBS that resulted in a six-week trial in federal court.
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.On February 3, 1999, a jury awarded Nesmith and his company Pacific Arts $48.875 million dollars in compensatory and punitive damages, prompting his widely-quoted comment, "It's like finding your grandmother stealing your stereo.^ After the video release of Elephant Parts , Nesmith’s company Pacific Arts Video became a pioneer in the distribution of home videos, releasing, among other things, television series on video – the precursor to today’s enormous TV on DVD industry.
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^ Don't forget that he was awarded over $40 million in a rights dispute with PBS. Or at least his company (Pacific Arts)was awarded that amount.
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^ Nesmith was forced to sit out most of these reunion projects because of prior commitments to his bustling Pacific Arts video production company.
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.You're happy to get your stereo back, but it's sad to find out your grandmother is a thief."^ You're happy to get your stereo back, but it's sad to find out your grandmother is a thief."
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^ To find out that you're still able to get inside my head when I'm unable to get inside yours..."

^ On February 3, 1999, a jury awarded Nesmith $46.8 million in compensatory and punitive damages, prompting his widely-quoted comment, "It's like finding your grandmother stealing your stereo.
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.PBS appealed the ruling, but the appeal never reached the court, and a settlement was reached with the amount paid to Pacifc Arts and Nesmith results kept confidential.^ But in September, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Jones .
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^ Michael Nesmith always cared enough to create the best art he could while obeying no rules.
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.He was the executive producer for the movies Repo Man, Tapeheads, and Timerider, as well as his own solo recording and film projects.^ He left the television group after completing their only feature film, Head (1968), to form his own band and then launched his solo career.
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^ He served as executive producer of the cult films REPO MAN, TAPEHEADS and TIMERIDER. In 1980, he developed "Pop Clips," which became the inspiration for MTV and his video, "Cruisin" became the first video on the network.
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^ Add to that his involvemnet in the beginning of MTV, his movie production (who could ever forget Repo Man ?
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.In 1998, Nesmith published his first novel, The Long Sandy Hair of Neftoon Zamora.^ In 1998 St. Martins Press published his first novel, "The Long Sandy Hair of Neftoon Zamora".
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^ Sandy Hair of Neftoon amora".
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^ The Long Sandy Hair of Nefroon Zamora - Media: Book - by Michael Nesmith - Published by St. Martin's Press, New York - Hardbound - Autographed by Author - 245 printed pages - Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 98-19510 - ISBN: 0-312-19296-7 - A Novel by the former Monkees member - "A mystical search through the Southwest for beauty and truth...."
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His latest album, Rays was released on April 4, 2006.
.During the 1990s, Nesmith, as Trustee and President of the Gihon foundation, hosted the Council on Ideas, a gathering of intellectuals from different fields who were asked to identify the most important issues of their day and publish the result.^ During the '80s, Pacific Arts became the most important video publishing company in America, and Nesmith moved into film and TV production as well, winning the first video Grammy award in 1981 for Elephant Parts.
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^ Writer’s note: The Council is described as “a biennial forum which meets for the purpose of considering and recommending action on what they judge to be the most important issue of our time.” It’s part of the Gihon Foundation, which was founded by Nesmith’s mother, Bette C. Graham...who, lest we forget, invited Liquid Paper.
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^ But the Council on Ideas started to get a little too public and there was a little too much media watch of it, and the next thing you know, the guys who were coming there were in there to sell their books, and the substance of the ideas were not coming to the surface, and that’s really what I’m most interested in: the substance of those ideas.
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.The Gihon ceased the program in 2000 and started a new Program for the Performing Arts.^ RING OF HONOR Kansas State started a new tradition in 2002, as the football program announced the inaugural Ring of Honor Class.
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.In 1992, Nesmith undertook a concert tour of North America to promote the CD release of his RCA solo albums (although he included the song "Rio", from the album From a Radio Engine to the Photon Wing.^ Some songs are album cuts and were never released as singles, but were influential and inspiring in the evolution of Country Rock*.

^ Michael Nesmith – Live on Austin City Limits In 1992, Michael made a rare TV appearance on Austin City Limits, and thrilled the crowd with a collection of classics & new tunes from his ‘Tropical Campfires’ album released earlier that year.

^ Again, Nesmith picked up and moved on to a new project, an acoustic album featuring just himself and Red Rhodes, released in August, 1972.
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.The concert tour ended at the Britt Festival in Oregon.^ It is incredible to have this concert on a DVD!Let me start off by saying that the DVD is almost exactly the concert that I saw at the Britt festival in 1992.
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^ Join Michael Nesmith and his band as they perform on the opening night at the 30th Anniversary of the historic Britt Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon.
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.A video, Live at the Britt Festival, and a CD, Live at the Britt Festival were released capturing the 1992 concert [5].^ Michael Nesmith - Live at the Britt (1992) .
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^ BE: Well, I know that you released Live at the Britt Festival in 1999, but I guess Rays is your first proper studio album since The Garden in 1994.
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^ Today, the music of the group lives on through CD re-issues by Rhino, and the issuing of the entire TV series on Video.
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In 1995, he reunited with the Monkees to record their last studio album (and first to feature all four since Head) titled Justus, released in 1996. He also wrote and directed a Monkees television special, and briefly toured the UK with the band in 1997.
.Nesmith's first novel "The Long Sandy Hair of Neftoon Zamora" was developed originally as an online project and was later published as a hard cover book by St Martin's Press.^ Sandy Hair of Neftoon amora".
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^ Michael Nesmith – The Radio Interviews This CD features 2 great, lengthy, in-depth interviews of Michael discussing his work with The Monkees, his solo recordings, his best- selling book:‘The Long Sandy Hair of Neftoon Zamora’, his personal beliefs & many other topics.

^ As if all of this wasn’t quite enough, Nesmith has written a novel ( The Long Sandy Hair Of Neftoon Zamora ) and has another in progress, written and produced music for others (such as Lynn Anderson’s 1975 hit, “I’ve Never Loved Anyone More”), produced films (including 1984 cult favorite Repo Man ), and hosts a yearly meeting of The Council On Ideas in order to find answers to the world’s most pressing problems (learn more about The Council On Ideas in this 2000 Wired article ).
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.Nesmith's second novel "The America Gene" was released in July, 2009 as an online download from Videoranch.com.^ WWW.K-STATESPORTS.COM 73 Players 2009 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE PERSONAL: Lamark Brown II was born July 5, 1989, in Anchorage, Alaska...
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^ Michael Nesmith Please go to videoranch.com to purchase the entire Live At The Britt DVD...
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^ Nesmith and Tork were particularly upset when they were on tour in January 1967 and discovered that a second album More of The Monkees had been released without their knowledge.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Monkees - Biography 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.Nesmith spent a decade as a board of trustees member, nominating member and vice-chair of the American Film Institute and is currently President and chairman of the board of trustees of the Gihon Foundation.^ The next year, he won the first Grammy Award given for Video of the Year for his hour-long “Elephant Parts.” Nesmith served on the board of trustees for the American Film Institute for ten years.
  • 2010 Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards to Honor Tarantino, Nesmith & McGill : Persistence of Vision 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.persistenceofvision.org [Source type: General]

^ The members were Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Englishman Davy Jones, who were supervised and popularized by Don Kirshner.
  • BlogStar — Songs Of The Monkees Tv Show 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.blogstar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The members were Americans Micky Dolenz , Michael Nesmith , Peter Tork , and Englishman Davy Jones , who were supervised and popularized by Don Kirshner.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Monkees - Biography 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.Nesmith's current project is Videoranch 3D, a virtual environment on the internet that hosts live performances at various virtual venues inside the Ranch.^ Michael Nesmith Please go to videoranch.com to purchase the entire Live At The Britt DVD...
  • Michael Nesmith on Yahoo! Music 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nesmith's next project was Elephant Parts, a mix of music videos and Saturday Night Live -styled skits that in 1982 won the first Grammy for best video.
  • Wired 8.12: Think Diffident 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

^ He has also fully embraced the digital age, creating Videoranch , a 3D virtual hang-out that hosts musical performances, and all of his music has been re-released through the same website in MP3 format.
  • 100b’s School Of Learnin’: Michael Nesmith « 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC onehundredb.com [Source type: General]

He performed live inside Videoranch 3D on May 25, 2009. (http://www.videoranch.com/html/musicrise.html)
In the early 1980s, Nesmith teamed up with satirist P. J. O'Rourke to ride his vehicle Timerider in the annual Baja 1000 roadrace. This is chronicled in O'Rourke's 2009 book Driving Like Crazy.

Other appearances

.Nesmith had a cameo appearance as a taxi driver in the Whoopi Goldberg film Burglar.^ Bernice Rhodenbarr (Whoopi Goldberg) is a retired cat burglar who works at a bookstore.
  • Michael Nesmith Filmography 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In a promotional video to support for Pacific Arts' video release of "Tapeheads," Michael Nesmith is introduced with a voice-over making fun of his Monkees persona.^ Michael Nesmith Complete 1993 Pacific Arts   Album details .
  • Michael Nesmith - Country Rock - Rock/Pop - Music - www.real.com 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC eu.real.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Nesmith Complete 1993 Pacific Arts   Dettagli album .
  • Michael Nesmith - Country Rock - Rock/Pop - Musica - www.real.com 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC italy.real.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Muziek > Rock/Pop > Country Rock > Michael Nesmith Hoofd Albums/singles   Michael Nesmith was a member of the Monkees, who had a lucrative career in music and television.
  • Michael Nesmith - Country Rock - Rock/Pop - Muziek - www.real.com 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC netherlands.real.com [Source type: General]

The narration teases Nesmith, who approaches the camera to speak by poking fun of his "missing hat".
.An opportunistic lookalike from the US cashed in on his similarity to Nesmith by appearing on talk shows and doing interviews in Australia during the 1980s.^ To show his support, Nesmith appeared onstage with Dolenz, Jones and Tork twice, both times in Los Angeles, in 1986 and 1989.
  • The Monkees - Kitsch and other Oddities 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC kitsch.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.The scam was successful, the lookalike being far enough from America to avoid detection as a fraud, as could happen in the US where the real Nesmith has many media and show-business acquaintances.^ Peter Tork (And Mike Nesmith) were musicians in their own right before being cast for the show.
  • Pleasant Valley Sunday by The Monkees Songfacts 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.songfacts.com [Source type: General]

^ Also, Mike Nesmith has never really gotten the credit he deserves for being an early pioneer of country rock.
  • Prindle Record Reviews - The Monkees 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.markprindle.com [Source type: General]

^ Sadly enough, the hippie mantra "be true to yourself" (actually, "be one of us") drove them to try and be a 'real band', a move which this album&video package were the climax of.
  • Prindle Record Reviews - The Monkees 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.markprindle.com [Source type: General]

An entertaining interviewee, the impersonator's charade was not discovered until after he had vanished from the public eye. The imposter, Barry Faulkner, who had pulled various fraudulent scams for forty years, was finally apprehended and sent to jail in 2009.[6][7]

Discography

U.S. singles

Date Label/Catalog # Titles (A-side / B-side) Billboard Top Singles Cashbox Billboard Adult Contemp Notes
1963 Highness HN-13 Wanderin' / Well Well
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.Credited as "Mike Nesmith."^ Also, Mike Nesmith has never really gotten the credit he deserves for being an early pioneer of country rock.
  • Prindle Record Reviews - The Monkees 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.markprindle.com [Source type: General]

Vanity pressing.
1963 Omnibus 239 How Can You Kiss Me / Just A Little Love
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Credited as "Mike & John & Bill." .John London is the bassist, later of Nesmith's First National Band.^ As he prepared for his exit from The Monkees, Nesmith was approached by John Ware of The Corvettes, a band that featured Nesmith's friend John London (who played on some of the earliest pre-Monkees Nesmith 45s as well as numerous Monkees sessions) and had 45s produced by Nesmith for the Dot label in 1969.
  • Michael Nesmith en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Nesmith was in Los Angeles by the mid-'60s, and formed the folk-rock duo Mike and John with John London.
  • Michael Nesmith - Download Michael Nesmith Music on iTunes 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC itunes.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Michael Nesmith - Download Michael Nesmith Music on iTunes 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC ax.itunes.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nesmith join forces with old recording friend John London and legendary steel guitarist Orville “Red” Rhodes to form the First National Band, who would go on to release three albums in two years.
  • 100b’s School Of Learnin’: Michael Nesmith « 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC onehundredb.com [Source type: General]

Bill Sleeper is the drummer. .(The trio broke up when Sleeper was drafted into the US Army.^ Yet ironically, tantalizing bits of information have managed to sift into the popular consciousness since the band broke up in 1968.
  • DONALD F. GLUT RELATED LINKS 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.donaldfglut.com [Source type: General]

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01/1966 Edan 1001 Just A Little Love / Curson Terrace
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A-side is same as Omnibus 239. B-side is credited to "Mike & Tony" and has no Nesmith involvement.
10/1965 Colpix CP-787 The New Recruit / A Journey With Michael Blessing
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Credited to "Michael Blessing."
01/1966 Colpix CP-792 Until It's Time For You To Go / What Seems To Be The Trouble Officer
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Credited to "Michael Blessing."
04/1966 RCA 47-8807 Do Not Ask For Love / Buttermilk
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Credited to "The New Society." A-side has no Nesmith involvement. B-side was verified by Bill Chadwick, member of the group, as having Nesmith as a background vocalist.
07/1968 Dot 45-17152 Tapioca Tundra / Don't Cry Now
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.Credited to "The Wichita Train Whistle."^ The Wichita Train Whistle Sings - Dot 1968.

^ The Wichita Train Whistle Sings (LP) .
  • Michael Nesmith Discography at Discogs 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ It looks like pretty much your entire back catalog is now available for download…including The Wichita Train Whistle Sings !
  • Michael Nesmith interview, Rays, The Monkees 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

.Group was created and led by Nesmith, though he does not appear on the recordings as either musician or vocalist.^ The massive success of the series and its spin-off records created intense pressure to mount a touring version of the group.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Monkees - Biography 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Eventually the Monkees revealed that they didn't play on most of their own records, and Nesmith in particular incited the group to wrest control of their recordings into their own hands.
  • - Inductees - The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.vghf.org [Source type: General]
  • Walmart.com: Collector's Tin (3 Disc Box Set), The Monkees: Music for DELETION 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.walmart.com [Source type: General]

^ This was particularly hard for Mike Nesmith, a serious musician and songwriter, to swallow, although he did manage to place a few of his own tunes on their records from the start.
  • - Inductees - The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.vghf.org [Source type: General]
  • Walmart.com: Collector's Tin (3 Disc Box Set), The Monkees: Music for DELETION 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.walmart.com [Source type: General]

"Don't Cry Now" is edited from LP version.
07/1970 RCA 47-9853 Little Red Rider / Rose City Chimes
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.Credited to "Michael Nesmith and the First National Band."^ In early 1970, Michael Nesmith split from the Monkees to form the First National Band.
  • - Inductees - The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.vghf.org [Source type: General]

^ But when “The Monkees” finally went off the air and I was back doing my solo music, I went right back to that with the first three albums, the National Band albums, and it was almost in a vacuum.
  • Michael Nesmith interview, Rays, The Monkees 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Nesmith and the First National B...
  • Michael Nesmith on Yahoo! Music 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

08/1970 RCA 74-0368 "Joanne"/ One Rose
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.Credited to "Michael Nesmith and the First National Band."^ In early 1970, Michael Nesmith split from the Monkees to form the First National Band.
  • - Inductees - The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.vghf.org [Source type: General]

^ But when “The Monkees” finally went off the air and I was back doing my solo music, I went right back to that with the first three albums, the National Band albums, and it was almost in a vacuum.
  • Michael Nesmith interview, Rays, The Monkees 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Nesmith and the First National B...
  • Michael Nesmith on Yahoo! Music 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

11/1970 RCA 74-0399 Silver Moon / Lady of the Valley
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.Credited to "Michael Nesmith and the First National Band."^ In early 1970, Michael Nesmith split from the Monkees to form the First National Band.
  • - Inductees - The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.vghf.org [Source type: General]

^ But when “The Monkees” finally went off the air and I was back doing my solo music, I went right back to that with the first three albums, the National Band albums, and it was almost in a vacuum.
  • Michael Nesmith interview, Rays, The Monkees 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Nesmith and the First National B...
  • Michael Nesmith on Yahoo! Music 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

04/1971 RCA 74-0453 Nevada Fighter / Here I Am
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.Credited to "Michael Nesmith and the First National Band."^ In early 1970, Michael Nesmith split from the Monkees to form the First National Band.
  • - Inductees - The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.vghf.org [Source type: General]

^ But when “The Monkees” finally went off the air and I was back doing my solo music, I went right back to that with the first three albums, the National Band albums, and it was almost in a vacuum.
  • Michael Nesmith interview, Rays, The Monkees 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Nesmith and the First National B...
  • Michael Nesmith on Yahoo! Music 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Issued with picture sleeve.
06/1971 RCA 74-0491 Texas Morning / Tumbling Tumbleweeds
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.Credited to "Michael Nesmith and the First National Band."^ In early 1970, Michael Nesmith split from the Monkees to form the First National Band.
  • - Inductees - The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.vghf.org [Source type: General]

^ But when “The Monkees” finally went off the air and I was back doing my solo music, I went right back to that with the first three albums, the National Band albums, and it was almost in a vacuum.
  • Michael Nesmith interview, Rays, The Monkees 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Nesmith and the First National B...
  • Michael Nesmith on Yahoo! Music 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Single released as promo with both songs on B-side and "Texas" only on A-side with release #SPS-45-263.
06/1971 RCA 74-0540 I've Just Begun To Care (Propinquity) / Only Bound
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.Credited to "Michael Nesmith and the First National Band."^ In early 1970, Michael Nesmith split from the Monkees to form the First National Band.
  • - Inductees - The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.vghf.org [Source type: General]

^ But when “The Monkees” finally went off the air and I was back doing my solo music, I went right back to that with the first three albums, the National Band albums, and it was almost in a vacuum.
  • Michael Nesmith interview, Rays, The Monkees 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Nesmith and the First National B...
  • Michael Nesmith on Yahoo! Music 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

01/1972 RCA 74-0629 Mama Rocker / Lazy Lady
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.Credited to "Michael Nesmith and the Second National Band."^ In early 1970, Michael Nesmith split from the Monkees to form the First National Band.
  • - Inductees - The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.vghf.org [Source type: General]

^ Michael Nesmith & The First National Band .
  • Michael Nesmith on Yahoo! Music 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Find where Michael Nesmith is credited alongside another name Michael Nesmith & .
  • Michael Nesmith 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

"Mama Rocker" is faded out early versus LP version.
08/1972 RCA 74-0804 Roll With The Flow / Keep On
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"Roll With The Flow" is edited from LP version.
1976 RCA 447-0868 Joanne / Silver Moon
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.Reissue credited to "Michael Nesmith and the First National Band."^ In early 1970, Michael Nesmith split from the Monkees to form the First National Band.
  • - Inductees - The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.vghf.org [Source type: General]

^ How would that differ from a FIRST National Band?

^ The First National Band signed to RCA Victor and released two albums in 1970, Magnetic South and Loose Salute .
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Early pressings on red label, later pressings on black label.
03/1977 Pacific Arts WIP6373 Rio / Life, The Unsuspecting Captive
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06/1978 Pacific Arts PAC-101 Roll With The Flow / I've Just Begun To Care
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Both songs are edited from the LP versions.
1978? Pacific Arts PAC-104 Rio / Casablanca Moonlight
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Issued with picture sleeve.
06/1979 Pacific Arts PAC-106 Magic / Dance
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08/1979 Pacific Arts PAC-108 Cruisin' / Horserace
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1998 Collectibles COL-4759 Joanne / Silver Moon
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Reissue.

U.S. albums

Date Label/Catalog # Title Highest Billboard Position Notes
07/1968 Dot 3861 (mono) / 25861 (stereo) The Wichita Train Whistle Sings
144
.Nesmith does not appear on this album vocally or instrumentally.^ Seven of these tracks are instrumentals; five feature the loving vocals of Mike Nesmith (occasionally buried or plugged through crazy effects).

.Album is credited to "The Wichita Train Whistle."^ The Wichita Train Whistle Sings - Dot 1968.

^ It looks like pretty much your entire back catalog is now available for download…including The Wichita Train Whistle Sings !
  • Michael Nesmith interview, Rays, The Monkees 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

^ While in The Monkees, he recorded an album entitled "The Wichita Train Whistle Sings" of ten instrumental versions of Monkees songs.
  • Michael Nesmith 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

Mono release is promo-only.
07/1970 RCA LSP-4371 Magnetic South (album)
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.Album is credited to "Michael Nesmith & The First National Band."^ And when I put together the First National Band, we just holed up and did it ourselves.
  • Michael Nesmith interview, Rays, The Monkees 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

^ Other than "Michael Nesmith.....The Older Stuff", this is my favorite Nez album.

^ I'm a Michael Nesmith fan and I was just reading your reviews of his albums and you're spot-on.

Some copies came with a "Joanne" sticker on the shrink wrap.
11/1970 RCA LSP-4415 Loose Salute
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.Album is credited to "Michael Nesmith & The First National Band."^ And when I put together the First National Band, we just holed up and did it ourselves.
  • Michael Nesmith interview, Rays, The Monkees 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

^ Other than "Michael Nesmith.....The Older Stuff", this is my favorite Nez album.

^ I'm a Michael Nesmith fan and I was just reading your reviews of his albums and you're spot-on.

Some copies came with a circular sticker on the shrink wrap saying "Contains the hit single 'Silver Moon.'"
05/1971 RCA LSP-4497 Nevada Fighter
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.Album is credited to "Michael Nesmith & The First National Band."^ And when I put together the First National Band, we just holed up and did it ourselves.
  • Michael Nesmith interview, Rays, The Monkees 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

^ Other than "Michael Nesmith.....The Older Stuff", this is my favorite Nez album.

^ I'm a Michael Nesmith fan and I was just reading your reviews of his albums and you're spot-on.

02/1972 RCA LSP-4563 .Tantamount to Treason Vol.^ Tantamount To Treason, Vol.
  • Michael Nesmith Discography at Discogs 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

1">.Tantamount to Treason Vol.^ Tantamount To Treason, Vol.
  • Michael Nesmith Discography at Discogs 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

1
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Album is credited to "Michael Nesmith & The Second National Band."
08/1972 RCA LSP-4695 And the Hits Just Keep on Comin'
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10/1973 RCA ALPI-0164 Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash
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03/1975 Pacific Arts PAC-101 The Prison - A Book with a Soundtrack
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.Issued with 48-page book to be read while the LP is playing, allowing for a "soundtrack" to the story.^ At the height of arena rock, he put out an album with a 64-page short story that he urged people to read while they listened.
  • Wired 8.12: Think Diffident 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

^ In particular, you're supposed to read the stupid little booklet that comes with the CD. In fact, the CD is billed as "a book with a soundtrack."

^ Well, I for one sold the original on ebay and made myself a CDR of the "soundtrack," never having read the book.

Original copies issued in a box cover, while later copies came in a cardboard slip jacket. .Some of these later copies had two stickers on the shrink, one saying "Michael Nesmith" and the other "Contains Record and 48-page Full Color Illustrated Book."^ This album features a full band again, with only FOUR Nesmith originals this time (one of which, "Some Of Shelley's Blues," dates back to his Monkees days!

^ "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" (version one, stereo remix) – The Michael Nesmith sung recording of this song appears on this collection for the first time in stereo.
  • Blog MySpace | de The Monkees 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Discuss this person with other users on IMDb message board for Michael Nesmith .
  • Michael Nesmith 9 February 2010 15:21 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

Record was also sold in book stores.
02/1977 Pacific Arts PAC7-106 Compilation
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03/1977 Pacific Arts PAC7-107 / Pacific Arts ILPA-9184 From a Radio Engine to the Photon Wing
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Early pressings utilized the overseas catalog # ILPA-9184 used by Island Records.
 ??/1978 Pacific Arts PAC7-113 The Wichita Train Whistle Sings
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Reissue of 1968 Dot release with new album jacket design.
 ??/1978 Pacific Arts PAC7-116 And the Hits Just Keep on Comin'
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Reissue of 1972 RCA release with standard jacket (RCA release had gatefold jacket).
 ??/1978 Pacific Arts PAC7-117 Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash
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Reissue of 1973 RCA release with standard jacket (RCA release had gatefold jacket).
08/1978 Pacific Arts PAC7-118 Live At The Palais
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Some copies came with a 3" circular sticker on the cover itself proclaiming "Contains the hit single 'Roll With The Flow.'"
05/1979 Pacific Arts PAC7-130 Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma
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06/1979 Pacific Arts PAC7-1300 The Michael Nesmith Radio Special
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Promotional LP featuring all the tracks from "Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma" as well as interview snippets
 ??/1989 Rhino R1-70168 The Newer Stuff
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Contains five new tracks and five tracks from "Photon Wing" and "Infinite Rider." CD release featured additional tracks from the LP release.
1999 Cooking Vinyl Live at the Britt Festival
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Recorded live at the Britt Festival in Jacksonville, OR, in 1991.

U.S. non-compilation CD releases

U.K. compilation CD-releases

  • The Newer Stuff (Rhino), (1989)
  • Magnetic South & Loose Salute (Camden), (2008)
  • Nevada Fighter & Tanatamount to Treason (Camden), (2008)
  • And the Hits Just Keep on Commin' & Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash (Camden), (2008)
  • From a Radio Engine to the Photon Wing & Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma (Camden), (2008)
  • The Wichita Train Whistle Sings & Timerider (Camden), (2008)

Video

  • Rio and Cruisin' (1981)
  • Elephant Parts (1981) (released on DVD 2003)
  • The Television Parts Home Companion (1985)
  • Dr. Duck's Super-Secret All-Purpose Sauce (1986)
  • Nezmusic (1989)
  • Live At The Britt Festival (1991) (released on DVD 1999)
  • Pacific Arts (2008) (music and DVD released 2008)

Bibliography

Books

(n.b. books proper - not including The Prison and The Garden)
  • The Long Sandy Hair of Neftoon Zamora (1998)
  • The America Gene (2009)

Audio books

  • The Long Sandy Hair of Neftoon Zamora (2004) (with Michael reading the story)

References

  1. ^ Texas Birth Index 1903-97 showing : "Robert Michael Nesmith, born 30 December 1942, Harris County, father Warren Audrey Nesmith, mother Bette Clair McMurray. ]
  2. ^ The Monkees: Mike Nesmith biography from Rhino Records
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ The custom-made Gretsch guitar (natural finish 12-string electric guitar) that was frequently cited at that time as being worth $5,000—the equivalent of over $30,000 in 2008 dollars—which was undoubtedly inflated for publicity purposes.
  5. ^ allmusic ((( Live at the Britt Festival [Video/DVD] > Overview )))
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ [3]

External links


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Michael Nesmith is an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman and philanthropist.

He was born in Dallas, Texas on December 30, 1942. His mother, Bette Nesmith Graham invented Liquid Paper in 1951 and made the family very rich. In the 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles to start a recording career, he wrote the song "Different Drum" which was a hit for Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Poneys. In 1966, he became a member of the Monkees, a made-for-TV rock band, he left the group in 1969 and started a solo career. He is considered one of the forefathers of the country-rock movement of the 1970s with his song Joanne, he also worked as a producer and is considered one of the pioneers of the music video industry. Nesmith's 1981 video-film Elephant Parts won the first Grammy award for a music video


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