Travel Magazine

Micky Dolenz: Voice of The Monkees Still On Top Of His Game

By Urbanmatter Chicago @UMatterChicago

micky dolenz city wineryMicky Dolenz of The Monkees took fans on a trip down memory lane this Tuesday and Wednesday night at City Winery, which was the perfect setting for an evening full of wine, classic Monkees hits, and ’60s nostalgia.

To get the crowd going beforehand, there was a slideshow of old pictures of The Monkees, displayed on each side of the stage. Micky Dolenz then strolled out singing “Mary, Mary,” shaking maracas, of course. He then went on to sing “That Was Then, This is Now,” and went back to the original Monkees hits like “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,” “Sometime in the Morning,” and “She.” The crowd was singing along while videos and photos of the band that was once a force in ’60s pop culture appeared on both sides of the stage, setting the mood for each song.

micky dolenz city winery
Between songs, he told stories of Jimi Hendrix being the opening act for The Monkees when they were on tour in 1967, of his rock and roll cover band before he was in The Monkees (who knew he played guitar) and reflected on Michael Nesmith’s songwriting, with his sister Coco Dolenz beautifully singing a non-Monkees hit of his that was originally sung by Linda Ronstadt when she was part of The Stone Poney’s called, “Different Drum.”

Micky and his sister Coco also sang a soulful duet of “Me & Magdalena,” one of the hits from The Monkees recent album Good Times, as well as some hits from the ’60s era, such as Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze,” and Coco’s rendition of “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane, which sent the audience into a blissful state of music from their childhood.

The audience went crazy when he sang “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone” and “Daydream Believer,” which was originally sung by Davy Jones. While Micky sang the lyrics, pictures of Davy were shown in the slideshow, making fans teary-eyed, especially when he saluted his old bandmate and friend at the end. Micky Dolenz is one of the best voices of the ’60s generation, and he puts on a fantastic show for young and old Monkees fans alike.

Featured Image Credit: R. Albert via Youtube

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Shilo Sanders- Son Of Deion Sanders Thanks Courts For Allowing Him To Live With...

    Shilo Sanders- Deion Sanders Thanks Courts Allowing Live With Pilar

    ChristianNews Shilo Sanders, the son of NFL Hall of Famer,  Deion Sanders took to twitter to “thank” the courts for allowing him to live with his mother, Pilar... Read more

    The 04 August 2017 by   Firstladyb
  • “I Feel Great”

    Feel Great”

    Jakub went to his doctor's office believing that he had a back injury, but returned with a chocking diagnosis instead. He had type 2 diabetes - in spite of... Read more

    The 04 August 2017 by   Dietdoctor
  • July Allotment Recap (2/2)

    July Allotment Recap (2/2)

    Sunday afternoon saw us return bravely to 24a even though there were more thundery showers foretold by the weatherman. I will admit that I guffawed at the... Read more

    The 04 August 2017 by   Chrryblossomtat2
  • Culinary Delicacies in Croatia- What to Eat and Drink in Croatia

    Culinary Delicacies Croatia- What Drink Croatia

    In my earlier post, we spoke about how Croatia is a stunning European destination, let us now see what are the culinary delicacies in Croatia or what you can... Read more

    The 04 August 2017 by   Kash Pals
  • #Golf Training Aids Spotlight: The Delta Putt

    #Golf Training Aids Spotlight: Delta Putt

    Do you consider yourself to be a strong putter or do you feel you could improve your make percentage on the green? Most amateurs could use help with the flat... Read more

    The 04 August 2017 by   Golfforbeginners
  • Three Incredible Hikes in Southern Iceland3 Min Read

    Three Incredible Hikes Southern Iceland3 Read

    Nature takes center stage in Iceland, where there's a stunning view around every bend: massive glaciers, expansive lava fields, powerful waterfalls, black sand... Read more

    The 04 August 2017 by   Healthytravelblog
  • What I Wore: Daytime Pajamas

    What Wore: Daytime Pajamas

    Pajama top: ELOQUII (14) | Pajama pants: ELOQUII (14) | Shoes: ASOS (similar) | Earrings: J. Crew ( same in different colors, similar concept in same color) |... Read more

    The 04 August 2017 by   Wardrobeoxygen