Mike the Record Producer

The cheers are yet to come, but they’ll be here when Monkee Mike becomes a full-fledged record producer. This is something Mike’s wanted for a very long time, so when he conducted his first session, our cameras were along to catch some of Mike’s moods.

For any of you who’ve heard that the Monkees aren’t musicians, this photo spread should be proof that these statements have been false. As you can see, Mike is not only a singer, but a talented musician. In fact, Mike believes it takes a lot more musical know-how to be behind the scenes on a record than in front of the mike.

  • Mike Nesmith
    Info Above you see him conducting a special musical effect along with the regular conductor.
  • Hank Cicalo, Mike Nesmith
    Info Photo [above] shows Mike listening to the playback in the control booth. He is intent on making this recording as perfect as possible.
  • Mike Nesmith
    Info [Above] shows Mike at the end of the session. For a Monkee who seldom smiles, Mike looks pretty pleased with the night’s work!

Magazine: Monkee Spectacular
Editor: Ralph Benner
Volume: 1
Issue: 3
Publisher: New Asbury Ltd. Publishing Co.
Pages: 32–33