Friday, January 13, 2012


Michael Nesmith's mother invented Liquid Paper correction fluid.

Davy Jones owns and races horses. See his Keeping Up With the Joneses web site for pictures <>.

For awhile, Peter Tork penned an advice column. You can check out some of the questions and his answers here: <>

When the Monkees ended Micky Dolenz moved on to do voices for cartoons. From 1970 to 1978 Micky provided voices for "The Funky Fantom," "The Scooby-Doo Movies," and other Hanna-Barbera cartoons. Check out <> for much more info.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Three must be the magic number for The Monkees in marriage. According to Internet sources, each of the band members has been married three times.

Davy Jones has been married three times: to Linda, to Anita, and to his current wife, Jessica. He has four daughters from his first two marriages, and several grandchildren. You can enjoy some wedding pictures on his site, "Keeping Up With the Joneses" <>.

Dolenz has been married three times: to Samantha in 1967, to Trina in 1977, and to Donna in 2002. He is the father of four daughters.

Michael Nesmith has been married three times: to Phyllis in 1963, to Kathryn in 1976, and to Victoria in 2000. He has four children.
Official site for merchandise and projects <>
Fan page <>

Peter Tork has been married three times: to Reine, to Barbara and to Tammy. He has three children.

Sunday, January 8, 2012


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I confessed in an earlier post to being a rock'n'roll wimp. And one of my favorite bands as a teenager was The Monkees. Well, by the time I realized they weren't a real band, but four guys cast in the role of a band for a TV show, I was hooked on the fun. 

“The Monkees was a television show about an imaginary band living on the beach, getting into all these adventures and making music," says Micky Dolenz, who played the drummer on the TV show. 

However, the foursome went on to tour to the screaming success of thousands of teenaged girls--myself included. 

These days, the old TV shows are still playing as reruns and available on DVD. The group members are touring. A variety of merchandise is available for Monkee fans. And I have most of their original vinyl records. 

If you want to see more, check out their Web site: Of course you can also listen to YouTube recordings of their hit songs. 

Sit down, flash back, and enjoy!

Sunday, January 1, 2012


I've had so much fun revisiting the heroes and heroines of my Rock'n'Romance trilogy I don't want it to end! So it's not going to. :)

Throughout the upcoming year, I'm going to feature a different classic band each week, starting on Spotlight Sunday. 

And since I write romances, we'll take a look at the marriages of the band members on Wedding Wednesday. In doing earlier research, I was impressed that some band members had been married to the same spouse for 10, 20, even 30 years or more. 

We'll wrap up the week on Fun Fact Friday with amusing, odd or impressive facts about the band.

I hope you come along on our tour of classic bands. And may you have a rockin' 2012!