Mike Nesmith wrote Monkees about how journalists need to tell the truth

Mike Nesmith of the Monkees has written many classic rock songs. During an interview, Nesmith revealed that one of The Monkees’ songs was based on a real incident that upset him. He said the song was about the press’ duty to tell the truth. While Nesmith liked the song’s message, he had a few important things to say about the parent album.

Mike Nesmith from Monkees wears a hat

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Mike Nesmith wrote a song about a real suicide

During a 2016 interview with Rolling Stone, the three surviving members of The Monkees – Nesmith, Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz – discussed the group’s music. Specifically, they named the 15 Monkees songs that shaped their lives. One of the songs was called “Admiral Mike”.

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