Offered for sale is a vintage publicity photograph of Micky Dolenz (circa 1971 ), featuring a nice image of the beloved drummer of the "Monkees", and is a scarce to find collector's item as these were produced in limited numbers, and has been long out of print (see bio info below). The photo measures 10" x 8", is in "FINE" condition (see details above), and is very suitable for framing / display. The asking price is $39.99 with FREE shipping and handling (U.S. Orders), and is the only example of it's kind for sale on eBay, so don't miss out on this unique auction offering! Overseas bidders please add for additional S/H costs, and CA State Residents please add 9% sales tax. Thanks for visiting my auction listing, and feel free to contact me with further questions or comments!Micky Dolenz From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Micky Dolenz
Dolenz at the 2009 premiere of Whatever Works Born George Michael Dolenz, Jr.
March 8, 1945 (age 68)
Los Angeles, California Other names Mickey Braddock Occupation Actor, musician Years active 1956–present Spouse(s) Samantha Juste
Donna Quinter (2002–present) Website
George Michael "Micky" Dolenz, Jr. (born March 8, 1945) is an American actor, musician, television director, radio personality and theater director, best known as the drummer and lead vocalist of the 1960s rock band The Monkees .Contents [ hide ] 1 Life and entertainment career 1.1 Circus Boy 1.2 The Monkees 2 Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart 3 Post-Monkees musical career 4 Post-Monkees television and film career 5 MTV re-ignites Monkee Mania 5.1 WCBS-FM 5.2 Personal life 6 References 7 External links Life and entertainment career [edit source | edit beta ]
Dolenz was born at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital (now Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ), Los Angeles California , the son of actors George Dolenz and Janelle Johnson .Circus Boy [edit source | edit beta ]Dolenz as Corky.
Dolenz began his show business career in 1956 when he starred in a children’s show called Circus Boy under the name Mickey Braddock . In the show, he played an orphaned water boy for the elephants in a one-ring circus at the start of the 20th century. The program ran for three years, after which Dolenz made sporadic appearances on network television shows and pursued his education.He also played guitar and sang with obscure rock and roll bands, including The Missing Links and Mickey & Bonnie. Dolenz went to Ulysses S. Grant High School in Valley Glen, Los Angeles, California , and graduated in 1962. In 1964, he was cast as Ed in the episode "Born of Kings and Angels" of the NBC education drama series, Mr. Novak , starring James Franciscus as an idealistic Los Angeles teacher. Dolenz was attending college in Los Angeles when he was hired for the "drummer" role in NBC's The Monkees . The Monkees [edit source | edit beta ]Dolenz (left) with The Monkees in 1967
In 1965, Dolenz was cast in the television sitcom The Monkees and became the drummer and a lead vocalist in the band created for the show. Micky said later that someone at Screen Gems forgot to contact his agent to inform him the series was picked up by NBC; he wound up learning about his new job by reading the announcement in Variety . He was not at that time a drummer. He needed lessons even to be able to mime credibly but eventually was taught how to play properly. By the time The Monkees went on tour in late 1966, Dolenz was competent enough to play the drums himself.  (He learned to play right-handed and left-footed.)Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, writers of many of The Monkees' songs, observed quickly that when brought in to the studio together, the four actors would try to crack each other up. Because of this, they would often bring in each singer individually. The antics escalated until one time Micky poured a cup of ice on Don Kirshner 's head; at the time, Dolenz did not know Kirshner on sight. According to Mike Nesmith , it was Dolenz's voice that made the Monkees' sound distinctiv...