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Michael Nesmith : The Monkees singer and guitarist Mike Nesmith dies ‘from natural causes’ at home in LA aged 78 Wiki, Bio

Michael Nesmith

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Who was Michael Nesmith ?

Robert Michael Nesmith was an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, best known as a member of the pop rock band the Monkees and co-star of the TV series The Monkees. Nesmith’s songwriting credits include “Different Drum”. Wikipedia


December 30, 1942, Houston, Texas, United States


December 10, 2021


1.85 m


Nurit Wilde


Kathryn Bild (m. 1976–1988), Phyllis Barbour Nesmith (m. 1964–1972)
Michael Nesmith

Michael Nesmith, singer and guitarist for the 1960s group The Monkees, died Friday at his Los Angeles home at the age of 78.

His family announced his passing in a statement, which read: “With infinite love, we announce that Michael Nesmith has passed away this morning at his home, surrounded by family, peacefully of natural causes.”

Nesmith is now the third of four members of the band, whose hits include Daydream Believer and Valerie, who has died. David Jones died in 2012 and Peter Tork died in 2019.

He and lone survivor Micky Dolenz performed their last show together last month at the Greek Theater in Illinois.

The Monkees

“It is with deep sadness that I remember the passing of Michael Nesmith. We shared many trips and projects together over 30 years, culminating in a farewell tour of the Monkees that concluded just a few weeks ago, ”Sandoval said.

“That tour was a true blessing for many. And in the end I know that Michael was at peace with his legacy, which included songwriting, producing, acting, directing and so many innovative ideas and concepts. I am sure that the brilliance that he captured will resonate and offer the love and light that he has always moved towards. ”

Paying tribute, Midge Ure described him as “an underrated, talented musician, songwriter and video artist”.

Nesmith was raised by a single mother, a secretary who enjoyed painting. As electric typewriters became common, it became more difficult to correct mistakes, so he created a painting at home that matched his writing paper in his office. Later the invention became liquid paper, known in the UK as Tipp-Ex.

Quick Facts

  • Michael Nesmith, a singer and guitarist for the 1960s group The Monkees, died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 78
  • His family confirmed his passing in a statement to TMZ
  • Nesmith once fought for control of The Monkees, a made-for-television rock ‘n’ roll band, wanting it to be a real group
  • The group released several hits in the 1960s, including Daydream Believer and Valerie, eventually rivaling the success of the Beatles
  • After the group disbanded, Nesmith helped launch MTV 
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