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Far Right Michael Nesmith

Groovy Goodbye Monkee, Michael Nesmith, known as the serious of the four in the band Performed as guitarist/singer and toured with Micky Dolenz last month. He wrote the Linda Ronstadt hit “Different Drum” and a 2017 Memoir. Songs like “I’m a Believer” sold more than 75 million records in 1967. 1-25-22 A Celebrity Epitaph Poetry Contest Sponsor Michelle Faulkner Michael Nesmith died December 10, 2021 at age 78 Performed on T.V. for the first time in 1966 They became world famous Top 10 Monkees Songs 'Circle Sky' ... 'You and I' ... 'Daily Nightly' ... 'Pleasant Valley Sunday' ... 'Valleri' From: 'The Birds the Bees and the Monkees' (1968) ... 'The Porpoise Song' From: 'Head' (1968) ... 'Daydream Believer' From: 'The Birds the Bees and the Monkees' (1967) ... 'I'm a Believer' From: 'More of the Monkees' (1967) YouTube Video of the group: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwj46YyRqM71AhVbJjQIHRjVCh8QyCl6BAgFEAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dgv2MLlZKarM&usg=AOvVaw3B9HOVpcKWOvuf9A6_HktM

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Date: 4/30/2022 10:38:00 AM
A fine tribute, Connie. Nesmith + the other Monkees fought to sing, write, produce their own songs. They weren't just a rag tag group of studio or street musicians. They had talent. And their music endures. Best wishes. Brian
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Date: 2/8/2022 5:54:00 AM
This is a lovely tribute to Michael Nesmith and The Monkees, Connie. 1967 was a year when lots of beautiful songs were on offer by famous singers and bands: The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Turtles....a never ending list which takes me down memory lane! ~ Warm regards // paul
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/8/2022 7:24:00 AM
I miss hearing music from that era. My husband used to play oldies on CD’s in his pickup truck. I still have them and his truck I try to drive at least every two weeks so the battery won’t die. My daughter is coming to live with us with her baby in March or April and the truck will come in handy then. Thank you. Blessings xxoo
Date: 2/8/2022 4:01:00 AM
So sad Connie, now there's only Micky left. I was a great fan of The Beatles,I met them in 1965 in London,now sadly John and George are no longer with us.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/8/2022 7:19:00 AM
I liked the Beatles too John. Hearing songs from that era takes me back to my youth. Thank you. Blessings xxoo
Date: 2/7/2022 8:52:00 AM
Wow--that's a great picture Connie. American, and of course the English one (Davy)--Michael a great talent! Good luck.
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Date: 2/7/2022 1:12:00 PM
Thank you Anaya. I miss them as a group, but we can still see them on YouTube. Blessings xxoo
Date: 2/6/2022 9:57:00 PM
Yes, and thanks, Connie, for some eye-opening tribute you've posted here, leaving Mickey the last Monkee, at which time will end the rabbit-ears years with them on TV. Just placing you on the know, of my name-changer, but YOU don't need Scrabble for it--Aloha~William!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/7/2022 1:06:00 PM
Yes, I just saw you had changed your name when I read your winning poem in Brian’s contest William. Changing a name has a definite impact on our lives. I changed my name to Marcum Wong in 1999 I believe and it brought wonderful new vibrations into my life. There are so many in this world with the name of Wong, but I am the only Marcum Wong on the net. Thank you William. Blessings xxoo
Date: 2/4/2022 7:23:00 PM
they were all nice looking, but I was like most teenage girls and liked Davy's looks the best. hope i did not mix his name up with the singer of Partridge Family. haha
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Date: 2/3/2022 12:53:00 PM
A touching epitaph to the most musical of the Monkees, a band that contributed significantly to the soundtrack of my childhood. I love their songs "Daydream Believer", "I'm a Believer" (written by Neil Diamond, btw), and "Last Train to Clarksville" though I think the song that brings the biggest smile is "Gonna Buy Me A Dog". Sad to see only one is still alive. Thank you for highlighting Mike's life and contributions to the 60's music scene, and best wishes in Michelle's contest. Hugs ~ John
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/7/2022 1:10:00 PM
Thank you John. Their music was also a large part of my youth. I fondly remember the songs you mention which were my favorites too. I am sorry they have passed except for Micky who is still with us. I can imagine how he feels being the last alive. Blessings xxoo
Date: 2/2/2022 8:42:00 AM
I enjoyed their music and sadly only one member left. Makes me feel old. A nice tribute Connie. love phyl
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/2/2022 8:45:00 AM
That is true Phyllis. I don’t think of myself as being old until I see my favorite celebrities aging before my eyes. It is because we see ourselves every day but when we haven’t seen our favorite stars for a few years we notice how they have aged. I am sad that all but one is left. Their songs return me to my youth. Thank you Blessings xxoo
Date: 1/30/2022 6:19:00 PM
I enjoyed The Monkeys! So sad all these celebrities I grew up knowing are leaving us. Great tribute.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/2/2022 8:46:00 AM
Thank you Kim. I enjoyed their music and it returns me to my youth when I listen to their songs. It is sad that there is only one left. Thank you blessings xxoo
Date: 1/30/2022 5:12:00 PM
They were a great group indeed. Michael was a beautiful person.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/2/2022 8:49:00 AM
He was. He was my favorite because he was the more serious of the group and a wonderful guitarist and writer. He was the most talented of the Monkees yet he was modest about his accomplishments. Sad to lose him and the others too. Thank you blessings xxoo
Date: 1/30/2022 10:44:00 AM
I was a believer in Michael's music. He was a true musician. Your words had me reaching out to YouTube for his music. "What am I doin' hangin' 'round" is a particular favourite that showcased his singing talent. His mum invented Tipex if I'm correct. Very talented family and will be sorely missed. Cheers - Gary
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/2/2022 8:51:00 AM
Yes, he was left her fortune from it. So sad to lose him and the rest too. Only one survivor now. Thank you. Blessings xxoo
Date: 1/29/2022 11:07:00 AM
Hello Connie - I turned to this entry not knowing what I would read. This is a wonderful tribute. The monkees had wonderful music and Michael Nesmith never received enough credit. Thank you for sharing and making us reflect. Blessings always and peace always...
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Date: 1/28/2022 8:51:00 AM
The monkeys - very popular group, a fave, and loved their songs. Thank -you for sharing with us Connie my friend. Time and years pass through our hour glass - we used to be able to say in those day in 20, 30 years time or so we can go.........., now in 20 years from now, will we still be? An aptly expressed epitaph. Hugs and blessings. Jennifer.
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Date: 1/26/2022 6:51:00 PM
He brought joy to many. Thanks for spotlighting him, Connie. :) gw
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Date: 1/26/2022 5:38:00 PM
Yes, they were fun. Hugs my friend, blessings for a new year
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Date: 1/26/2022 12:15:00 PM
Love them Connie so sad to hear. Wonderful tribute...xoxo
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Date: 1/26/2022 11:35:00 AM
Ah, the good old songs from the good old boys now that is my kind of music girl, thankyou for sharing, wishing you luck in the contest, love :)
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Date: 1/26/2022 9:54:00 AM
This is a wonderful tribute, Connie. I love 'Daydream Believer' especially. Very nicely done. :)
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Date: 1/26/2022 8:31:00 AM
Great tribute! I think the Monkees were a great group...I still watch a lot of my favorite entertainers on Youtube. Wow, watched Shirley Bassey with the wife for about an hour last night. Terrific!
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Date: 1/26/2022 6:58:00 AM
I feel your exuberance for the songs from the group my friend. A groovy tribute indeed!
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Date: 1/26/2022 6:07:00 AM
Great tribute, Connie:)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/26/2022 2:44:00 PM
Thank you Jo. I still enjoy listening to their songs. Blessings xxoo
Date: 1/26/2022 1:21:00 AM
Quite a repertoire. Songs I loved. Hugs.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/26/2022 1:29:00 AM
I too enjoy the songs from that era still. They return me to youthful times. Thank you Victor. Blessings xxoo
Date: 1/26/2022 1:11:00 AM
I used to love them Connie, the sixties were certainly the best years for music. I remember their TV show as well. Tom
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/26/2022 1:28:00 AM
It is sad to see singers of youth pass away. I remember them well. What was meant to be America’s spoof of the Beatles became embraced and far more popular than expected. Thank you Tom. My fondness for their songs continues. Blessings xxoo
Date: 1/25/2022 7:19:00 PM
wow, He died quite recently. Not sure I'd heard it. You chose a very good one, Connie. I think the cutest one died too. Are any still alive? gosh, they were not all that much older than us!! I love contests like these where we do not have to stress too much because the form is one that everyone can do. Hope to see this one score high.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/25/2022 7:54:00 PM
Thanks Andrea. Micky Dolenz is the survivor of the bunch. Top left in the photo. I loved their carefree songs we could sing along with while cruising around in a car full of friends. To me, he was the best looking, most serious, and most talented guitarist and writer. The studios never imagined they would be as popular as they were. Michael was only three years older than me. Blessings xxoo