What was it like to be part of one of the most famous TV and music groups in pop culture history? In fascinating, star-studded anecdote filled biography, original Monkee Micky Dolenz gives readers a snap shot of his history. Herein, 48 year-old Dolenz looks back at his life, concentrating on his years as the drummer for the Monkees, a late '60s rock band prefabricated for television. On one hand, he appears to feel that he was a part of the authentic '60s experience: he describes the afternoon he smoked a joint with Paul McCartney; his attendance at the Monterey Pop FEstival; and Jimi Hendrix's opening for the band on one summer tour. Then Dolenz changes gears, making fun of the hippie ideology of bandmate Peter Tork, whom he portrays as ranting about "fat-cat, big business fascist pigs!"
A good-natured show-biz biography which makes you want to hear those tunes again. Kirkus Reviews Mark Bego [is] one of the most prolific writers of oldtime rock star biographies... -- Catherine Donaldson-Evans Fox News But for readers of I'm a Believer: My Life of Monkees, Music and Madness, Dolenz's updated autobiography, there are plenty of eye-openers. Dolenz and his fellow Monkees-Davy Jones, Mike Newsmith and Peter Tork-were no angels, and there is enough backstage drama to keep some edginess in this breezy road. -- Mark Voger Asbury Park Press ...for readers ofI'm a Believer: My Life of Monkees, Music and Madness, Dolenz's updated autobiography, there are plenty of eye-openers. -- Mark Voger, staff writer Asbury Park Sunday Press His story is certainly woth a read. Goldmine