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See Final Surviving Monkee Micky Dolenz at 76 — Finest Life

Within the mid-’60s, an advert referred to as for younger males aged 17 to 21, who had been musicians and singers, to audition for a brand new TV present. Micky Dolenz responded, and his life modified ceaselessly when he was solid on The Monkees and due to this fact turned a member the band of the identical identify, too. The collection blurred the strains between truth and fiction with the group on the TV collection truly turning into a profitable touring band in actual life. Now, 56 years after The Monkees premiered, sadly Dolenz is the one residing member, following the dying of Michael Nesmith in December 2021.

Dolenz has carried on the Monkees’ legacy for years by performing reveals with first three remaining members after Davy Jones‘ 2012 dying, then simply with Nesmith after Peter Tork handed away in 2019. He just lately introduced that he’s setting out on one other tour in honor of your complete band.

That mentioned, Dolenz’s profession hasn’t been completely concerning the Monkees. He is additionally acted in different tasks and put out solo music. Learn on to search out out extra about Dolenz immediately.

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Micky Dolenz circa 1960s
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Dolenz has continued along with his music profession since being chosen as a singer and drummer for the Monkees. His endeavors have included the band reuniting in numerous iterations through the years, but in addition Dolenz placing out his personal music. His most up-to-date album, Dolenz Sings Nesmith, was launched in 2021. In an interview with Studio 10 in July 2021, he defined that he’d have an interest for a very long time in placing out an album of songs written by his buddy and bandmate. “He mentioned, ‘I prefer it, however extra importantly I am happy with it,’ Dolenz shared of Nesmith’s response. “And I’m too .. It is probably the greatest issues I feel I’ve executed.”

Micky Dolenz at The Cutting Room in 2021
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Dolenz bought his begin as a toddler actor on the collection Circus Boy in 1956 and by no means gave that up both. He has executed a whole lot of voice performing for animated reveals and has additionally appeared on collection together with Boy Meets World, The Drew Carey Present, and Because the World Turns. His most up-to-date TV position was in a 2017 episode of Troublesome Individuals.

Dolenz has additionally acted on stage, together with in productions of Pippin, in Aida on Broadway, and in Hairspray in London.

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Micky Dolenz performing during The Monkees Farewell Tour in Los Angeles in 2021
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In February, Dolenz introduced that he’s going on a brief tour this April in honor of his Monkees bandmates. “I felt it was vital to collect the followers and correctly rejoice the lives of Davy, Mike and Peter,” he mentioned in a press release (through Individuals). “Individuals have been contacting me, requesting that I honor them in a approach the place the extraordinary influence of The Monkees may be correctly acknowledged. We spent such a substantial amount of time collectively; they had been like my brothers, and I need to share among the nice pleasure we had collectively.”

Micky Dolenz and Donna Quinter at the 31st Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2016
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Dolenz has been married thrice and has 4 daughters—one along with his first spouse, Samantha Juste, and three along with his second, Trina Dow. Since 2002, he has been married to Donna Quinter.

“Every time I’ve chosen robust, good and exquisite ladies. I suppose I’ve learnt that generally issues do not work out in relationships and that is wonderful,” he instructed The Sydney Morning Herald in 2018. “I at all times thought I might get married and do not see something incorrect in doing it greater than as soon as. You be taught extra about ladies by marrying as many instances as I’ve however you additionally study your self.”

Dolenz additionally spoke about his youngsters, and shared, “My relationship with my daughters may be very tight. Positive we have had our little spasms every so often, however I am blessed to have 4 unimaginable youngsters.”

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