Lorna chats with The Monkees' Mike Nesmith

Publish Date
Sunday, 12 December 2021, 12:00PM

Two years ago our very own Lorna Subritzky was lucky enough to talk Monkee Mike Nesmith.

Lorna started out asking if she could call him Nez, as his legion of fans do ...

They went on to talk about the formation of the Monkees; why he loved live performing and his special friendship with Micky Dolenz; why Cruisin' (Lucy and Ramona and Sunset Sam) was a huge hit in NZ but nowhere else; and why he considered our own Neil Finn one of the top ten songwriters of all time!

Nesmith passed away from heart failure at his home in Carmel Valley, California, on Friday. He was 78.