Robert Michael Nesmith December 30, 1942 – December 10, 2021

Robert Michael Nesmith December 30, 1942 – December 10, 2021 was an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, and novelist. He was best known as a member of the pop rock band the Monkees and co-star of the TV series The Monkees (1966–1968). Nesmith’s songwriting credits include “Different Drum” (sung by Linda Ronstadt with the Stone Poneys).
From 1965 to early 1970, Nesmith was a member of the television pop-rock band the Monkees, created for the television situation comedy of the same name. Nesmith won his role largely by appearing nonchalant when he auditioned. He rode his motorcycle to the audition, and wore a wool hat to keep his hair out of his eyes; producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider remembered the “wool hat” guy, and called Nesmith back

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