Micky Dolenz Sings Melodic Gold on ‘Dolenz Sings Nesmith’ [Interview]

Carol Ruth Weber
6 min readJun 3, 2021

Micky Dolenz singing Mike Nesmith songs on the just-released “Dolenz Sings Nesmith” is a true treasure of melodic memories mixed with new joy. Dolenz shows a magnificent range as he sings the beautiful songs written with heart by the wonderful Nesmith.

The well-recognized performer is hailed for his leading role as a vocalist and the drummer in the 1960s series “The Monkees.” The group was a huge hit with its recordings selling more than 65 million albums worldwide. They outsold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones from 1967 to 1968.

Dolenz Continues Harmonizing with Nesmith

Dolenz and Nesmith have stayed “family” even after losing their Monkees bandmates Peter Tork and Davy Jones. Keeping their love for harmonizing going the two are now sharing it with the world once again. The album is Dolenz’s first new solo LP in nine years.

The idea for the album was initiated by Dolenz ages ago as he recalls:

I think I first mentioned it to Nez years ago, I don’t know where the idea came from, maybe from my friend Harry Nilsson and his “Nilsson Sings Newman” album. I thought to myself, Wow, “Dolenz Sings Nesmith.

Nesmith has spent a long career of songwriting amazing hits. His music resonates beyond the Monkees and his critically acclaimed Michael Nesmith & The First National Band. Linda Ronstadt and The Stone Poneys made “Some of Shelly’s Blues” and “Different Drum” hits.

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The Greenbriar Boys also sang Nesmith winning melodies. In addition, he has shared writing credits on a few of his songs with the famed likes of Linda Hargrove, Carole King, Gerry Goffin, and Roger Atkins. His music has been covered by numerous well-known bands as well. Nesmith’s beloved bandmates Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Davy Jones share songwriting credits on “Zilch.”

Dolenz Brings Music magic to a New Century of Fans

Recorded from September 2020 and February 2021, “Dolenz Sings Nesmith” is filled with reimagined songs of the wonderful music that Nesmith has written during his lifetime so far. The beautiful album is so amazing that it is already begging…



Carol Ruth Weber

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