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Michael Nesmith: 283 Reasons To Like Michael Nesmith

John Tobler, ZigZag, March 1974

THE STORY so far: Michael Nesmith, a Texan singer and guitar player, has left the Monkees, the manufactured group brought together to make television series, records, and multi-millions of dollars for both the group's constituent members and its creators. Nesmith, although in his own words not to be singled out as the most talented Monkee, is to my mind the one member of the Monkees to whom music is second nature as opposed to acting – after all, he was the one who threatened to break up the group if they continued miming to their songs. He has a record contract with RCA, which he will probably be signed to for many years yet, and...

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