Monday, February 4, 2008

Micky Dolenz - Don't Do It (1965)

Here's a 45 that Micky Dolenz recorded in L.A. a few months prior to being cast in
The Monkees, the role that would change his life.

(click on images to ENLARGE)

As it turned out, it wasn't until 1967, near the height of 'Monkeemania', that Challenge saw fit to actually release the single, cashing in on Micky's fame.

Though displaying a very similar feel to his Monkee's material, the double entendre aspects of the solo Dolenz song lyrics set this release apart just a bit from the somewhat more TV-friendly recordings.

Listen to:
Micky Dolenz - Don't Do It
Challenge 45 (recorded 1965, released 1967)
(click for audio)

See also:
The official website - MickyDolenz.Com


Anonymous said...

Mr. Dolenz was already a mediocre TV star, as he was in the series "Circus Boy". But, yes, he was a huge success as The "wild" Monkee...

The In Crowd said...

Hey Timmy - -

Yeah, but 'Circus Boy' had ended around 1957, and I think that Micky really didn't get much work in between.

That's about an 8 year stint as a 'Whatever Happened To - - ' former-child-star...

A good point to mention, however. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

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Here is a nostalgic photo from the Archives of the Sandusky Library, if you care
to take a look:

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