76 Very Personal Fax About Mike Nesmith

Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith

For the first time anywhere, FLIP answers everything about The Monkees

All About The Monkees!—Part 2

  1. He is the only married Monkee

  2. He has a sensitive throat (he gets a lot of colds, etc.)

  3. He is sort of afraid of young children (except his son)

  4. He likes to wear jeans

Mike Nesmith
  1. He took his wife to London when the Monkees got their first vacation

  2. He would like to be a record producer

  3. He used to drive 1956 station wagon

  4. Before he became a Monkee, it was repossessed

  5. He ran away from home twice

  6. He was an only child

  7. He taught himself to play the guitar

Mike Nesmith
  1. He is very patient on the Monkees’ set

  2. He likes blue

  3. His real name is Robert Michael Nesmith

  4. He went to a summer camp when he was nine

  5. He hated high school

  6. He once had a group called The Survivors

  7. He is a Capricorn

Mike Nesmith
  1. He has a dog named Spotte

  2. He used to get in trouble for taking his guitar to school with him

  3. His first marriage proposal to Phyllis was turned down

  4. His second wasn’t

  5. His original wool hat was green and it cost him $1.50

  6. He’s getting bored with it now that he has to wear it

  7. He was born in Houston, Texas

  8. His dad didn’t see him until he was three years old

Mike Nesmith
  1. His dad was stationed in the south Pacific when he was born

  2. He was born December 30, 1942

  3. He used to sing under the name, Michael Blessing

  4. He came to California both times that he ran away from home

  5. The second time, he stayed there

  6. He got a guitar for Christmas when he was 19

  7. He learned to ride horses when he was nine

Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones
  1. He has a thick Texas drawl

  2. He rarely actually smiles

  3. He has a very goodlooking, reddish-haired mother

  4. He has a wife named Phyllis and a son Christian

  5. He plans to record some of his old friends

  6. He drives a Pontiac GTO

  7. He collects old cigarette packages

  8. He sleeps in a king-size bed

  9. He used to sing country songs

  10. He used to be a protest singer

  11. He met Phyllis in college

  12. He went to San Antonio College

Mike Nesmith
  1. He served in the Air Force

  2. He likes to argue

  3. He is very stubborn

  4. His former bass player, John London, is his stand-in

  5. He is six foot one

  6. He likes country-western music

  7. He likes rhythm and blues music

  8. He keeps a gun near his bed

  9. He says he was ugly when he was a child

  10. He used to perform at Ledbetter’s in Los Angeles

  11. His favorite singer is Danny Hutton

  12. He likes blondes (Phyllis in particular)

  13. He writes songs

Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones
  1. He produces some of the Monkees records

  2. He lived with his mother and great grandmother when he was young

  3. He weighs 150 pounds

  4. He didn’t graduate from high school

  5. He took a special test to get into college

  6. He dislikes intensely the Monkees being too busy to play on their records

  7. He likes to wear Indian moccasins

  8. He hated history

  9. He can’t read music

  10. He likes motor racing

  11. He likes to go to folk clubs

  12. He doesn’t like to go to night clubs

Mike Nesmith
  1. He rarely raises his voice (in anger or joy)

  2. He used to take his guitar to school with him

  3. He rides a Honda

  4. He composed Papa Gene’s Blues and Sweet Young Thing for their 1st LP

  5. He has a $5000 guitar

  6. He reads the script for each scene just before he goes on

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Magazine: Flip
Publisher: Kahn Communications Corporation
Pages: 52–57