Mike Nesmith was it.
Now mind you, like, 6 year old me didn't know what "it" was, but he caught my attention as the best Monkee - even though I didn't even know what that meant.
Maybe it was the wool cap or the Texas twang, but I am thinking it was the sideburns. Or a combo thingy. .....but mostly the sideburns.
Oddly enough, just nine months ago, I made Nesmith a My Music Monday selection - and now he died. I think the two things are unrelated, but Rachel Sweet & Rex Smith might want to take some precautions....just in case.
I was sorry to hear of his passing, as he seemed like an affable guy. His music was decent and most of it, even from the Monkees days had a bit of Texas twang in them......as most of what he did wasn't his own music in that band.
As I pointed out earlier this year, he scored big as a songwriter on Linda Ronstadt's "Different Drum". And yes, he changed (or first developed) the idea of music video.
He had a song out that was released shortly after the
'break-up' cancellation of the Monkees and it actually charted, but I didn't know it until the days of Napster back in 2000: "Joanne". For the last two decades I've kind of dug this song.
I'm trying not to make this blog a recently dead musician blog................but try as I might, I don't dictate who lives and dies.
Song by: Elvis Costello