In 1966, Micky Dolenz was a former child actor cast as one-fourth of The Monkees. While he had some musical skills, drumming was not one of them. However, Micky’s outgoing personality and professional resume endeared him to producers, and he admits to being hired to play the part of “a wacky drummer” on the beloved ABC series.

Micky Dolenz in a scene still from 'The Monkees' television show.
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Micky Dolenz talks ‘lightening in a bottle’ aspect of making ‘The Monkees’

In an interview with Guitar World, Micky discussed how he, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, and Peter Tork were unique talents that created an unforgettable screen and recording industry mix. Micky said the casting of The Monkees TV series was like “lightning in a bottle.”

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