Images Of Micky Dolenz
Images of Micky Dolenz
Images of Micky Dolenz
Micky Dolenz is best known as a member of pop group The Monkees. Since Michael Nesmith passed away in December 2021, he has continued performing solo and with other musicians.
Dolenz has also starred in various films and television shows. He made guest appearances on Adam-12 and voiced Snuggle the Fabric Softener Bear on The Tick.
Dolenz has directed for both television and the stage. In 2017, he directed an episode of NBC’s Difficult People, while on Broadway he worked on productions such as Pippin and Aida.
Dolenz has always been an active supporter of charity work throughout his career, raising over $1 million dollars for various causes such as cancer foundations and homeless shelters.
Dolenz has also donated generously to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and his church, the First United Methodist Church of Beverly Hills.
Dolenz has also performed as a vocalist in numerous bands and orchestras throughout his career. He’s performed with groups such as The Count’s Kid from Harry Nilsson’s musical The Point!, plus performances across many countries.
Dolenz’s most successful song, “Easy on You,” was recorded by The Monkees and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971. He composed it in his home studio using a Moog synthesizer to create an electronic beat; then he invited Tork and Price over for the recording session.
He has collaborated with renowned songwriters such as Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, crafting songs for television and film that include “Right Here, Right Now” from the soundtrack of Night of the Strangler.
In the 1970s, music videos began to gain momentum – and Dolenz was no exception. He featured in videos for The Beatles’ “I Feel Fine” (1975), Monkees’ “I Want You to Be My Baby”, and as lead singer of his own band called The Dolenz Band from 1978 until 1981.
Dolenz began his career as a child actor on the 1956 children’s show Circus Boy, playing an orphaned water boy who quickly rose to stardom. Since then he has continued making appearances on TV shows and movies and is also popular voice-over actor for various animated series.
Dolenz has always remained passionate about performing and writing, despite his success. His numerous albums – most notably 1970’s Dolenz & Jones – demonstrate this dedication.
He has performed around the globe as both a solo artist and with The Monkees. In 2016, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Dolenz began his musical journey at eight years old and soon after started his own band. He recorded two 45s that went unreleased until after The Monkees achieved fame in 1967.