Monday, July 15, 2024

Hey Hey It’s the Monkees: Micky Dolenz to Chill at 54 Below In July


Exclusive: Micky Dolenz, of Monkees fame, is coming to 54 Below this July. Tickets will go on sale Monday for “A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock and Roll.” (The title is a spin on the Monkees’ classic single “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You.”)

Micky is one of three surviving members of the beloved mid Sixties pop group that included Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith and late great Davy Jones. In addition to the 54 Below dates, Micky and Tork will hit the road in April for some dates together. Nesmith, whose mother famous invented Liquid Paper, has rarely joined them.

If you were 10 in 1967, the Monkees hold a soft spot in your heart. While the Beatles were breaking ground with “Sgt.Pepper” and the Stones were causing trouble with “Let it Bleed,” the Monkees were delivering pure pop for now people, as well as entertaining everyone with their “Hard Days Night”-kinda hip TV series.

Dolenz was a child star in the late 5os on a show called “Circus Boy.” An actual L.A. native (born at Cedars Sinai) Micky made a great career for himself after the Monkees. He has appeared already on Broadway in “Aida” and last summer starred in a play by Mike Reiss, longtime co-writer  of “The Simpsons.”

If you want to hear what real boy band pop pre-One Direction, NSync, Backstreet Boys, sounds like, go listen to the Monkees. 54 Below is going to be very hot in July.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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