CHICAGO, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Micky Dolenz says Michael Nesmith had planned to return to The Monkees before their British band-member Davy Jones died last February.
Nesmith has not performed with the 1960s-era American pop group since the band played a handful of European dates in 1997. Dolenz, Nesmith and Peter Tork are to reunite for a show at Chicago Theatre Friday.
"The seeds of this were actually planted months before David's death," Dolenz told the Chicago Tribune. "We thought we should go out and do 'Headquarters,' which was the first album that we'd managed to get control over musically. Michael was expressing interest, and so were Peter and Davy and I. Then the tragedy struck and David passed."
Dolenz told the newspaper he and his fellow musicians further discussed a possible reunion at a private memorial for Jones in Los Angeles, then decided to embark on a 12-city tour.
"It did not become the 'Davy Jones Memorial Tour'; that just sounded a little bit creepy," Dolenz said. "However, there will be a tribute and homage, and I think all the fans will be very, very pleased."
The group's "The Monkees" television comedy series aired from 1966 to 1968.
Wow...I never pictured Mickey with grey hair....he always had a full head of black hair.....sometimes you shouldn't get to see what they look like now.....
I remember when I was a teenager and The Monkees was what you looked forward to getting home to watch when school let out. I can tell ya, I would have never recognized Micky now!
Are you sure that's not Mike Nesmith? I think so.
Sherry....I believe I need to be corrected here.....that has to be Mike....just didn't recognize him without his stocking cap....lol.
Good catch....you know your Monkees....I too was a big fan....had a big poster of Davey hanging on my bedroom wall....he was a heart-throb!!!
I know. Davey was a cutie. But I thought he was short. So my next best one was Michael Nesmith- with the cap-LOL But he sure as heck doesn't look anywhere near the same as back then, does he!? Well, I guess a lot of them mostly dont. I used to be in love with the young DR. Kildare-Richard Chamberlain when he was young, and of course I was very young too (when was that?!) -but he sure did change one heck of a lot.