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"Rock N’ Roll Doctor" from Elephant Parts.

The crazy genius of Michael Nesmith, everyone…

Someone just left a comment on a post on the NP FB featuring the second photo of Mike seen here, and raised an objection to our caption:

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…Because Mike totally didn’t yell “THAT COULD’VE BEEN YOUR FACE, MOTHERFUCKER!” at a now-infamous showdown with Don Kirshner and Herb Moelis at the Beverly Hills Hotel. And he definitely isn’t clearly heard swearing on the Monkee Chat track from the Headquarters Sessions. Nope. Not at all…

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Mike during sound check at the Hollywood Bowl, 1967. Love his hands here…
(Pic via the Monkees Live Almanac.)

Mike during sound check at the Hollywood Bowl, 1967. Love his hands here…

(Pic via the Monkees Live Almanac.)

thank-your-lucky-stars:

Mike Nesmith and John London in 1964.
The won San Antonio's Headliner of the Year Award.

Mike’s cocky “You’re goddamn right I have the biggest trophy” face is the best thing ever.

its-peter-tork:

//If social networks existed in the 60s part 2 (on account of the fact that I forgot to insert one of the images on the last post so I made up a bunch more as an excuse to post it) 

thank-your-lucky-stars:

Oh alright then.

MICKY WHAT ARE YOU DOING
Hey! Could you please tell me more about Peter's real personality? I kind of want to get to know him better ect. Thank you :-) Beautiful blog by the way! thevelvelettes

Hello! Thank you for the kind words, re: our blog. In regard to your question, we’re not sure if you’re asking about the real personality of 1960s Peter or present-day Peter. So we’re going to answer for 1960s Peter, and if you want to know about present-day, you’re welcome to ask. Bear in mind of course that we were not around in the ’60s and so can only speculate. By all accounts, 1960s Peter seems to have been a very intelligent, thoughtful person. An article in the December 1966 issue of LOOK magazine sums up the differences between Person-Peter and “Monkee-Peter” pretty well:

"Monkee-Peter is dimpled, sort of dopey. Person Peter is dimpled, creeps off into corners with burgers and The Nation, speaks in long, perfectly punctuated sentences.”

Peter also seemed to be very laid back and probably was the most open and best at dealing with fans in the ’60s. Some accounts from the Monterey Pop Festival detail how fans swarmed him and actually ripped his shirt off, but he laughed and gave people hugs and even threw his wallet into the crowd. Case in point:

Other than that, he seemed to be very liberal (politically speaking) and a fairly serious student of Eastern philosophy (Buddhism and such). Peter also had a rather laid back attitude when it came to sex, nudity, and drugs, and encouraged openness and free love/expression in his friends and those around him. He also has admitted to having had sex with a man once, so Peter is clearly no stranger to experimentation/different sexual orientations and proclivities. 

So hopefully this helps to answer your question. Again, this is largely speculation, in part with the help of people who knew or had the opportunity to meet Peter back in the ’60s. He definitely was different than the character he portrayed on The Monkees’ TV show, and seemed to be an interesting and fun person to be around.

A very Happy Birthday to Mr. John Winston Lennon today (seen here with excited fangirl Michael Nesmith and his wife, Phyllis). 

A very Happy Birthday to Mr. John Winston Lennon today (seen here with excited fangirl Michael Nesmith and his wife, Phyllis). 

Okay, then…
(Thank you to sir-michael-blessing for the photo on the left!)
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