What songs will Mike and Micky be singing here in Kitchener?
Rehearsals have already begun for the upcoming concert with Monkees members Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz, and all the rage online right now is photos and short videos from rehearsal, including the set they’re rehearsing.
Circe Link, a singer with the show, posted a photo on Instagram that shows a list of part of the music set. The Monkees Live Almanac, a fan website supported by Dolenz, typed it out:
Good Clean Fun
The Door Into Summer
The Girl I Knew Somewhere
Love Is Only Sleeping
Birth of an Accidental Hipster
Me & Magdalena
Papa Gene’s Blues
Randy Scouse Git
Nine Times Blue
I’ll Spend My Life With You
Take a Giant Step
Auntie’s Municipal Court
You Told Me
What Am I Doing Hangin’ ‘Round?
The Almanac is quick to point out that more songs are included besides just what’s listed on that one sheet. But you’ll notice that this set already includes a non-Monkees song, “Different Drum,” first recorded by the Greenbriar Boys and which Nesmith wrote pre-Monkees, in 1965.
If you search the song on YouTube, you’ll find versions sung by Linda Ronstadt, Kelly Underwood, and a scene from The Monkees, where Nesmith got it squeezed in as part of a devious plot to sabotage a talent act Davy got involved in (complete with starry eyes). Remember this?
@themonkeestour, a Twitter account about the show, asked for requests for the Mike and Micky Show. Followers suggested “Listen to the Band,” “Tapioca Tundra,” “While I Cry,” “Mommy and Daddy,” and “Sometime in the Morning.” What do you hope they’ll rehearse for the concert?
Whatever the final set list ends up being, it’ll be a delight for die-hard Monkees fans and lovers of American music. The Monkees have been around since the show first aired in 1966, and Mike Nesmith’s music career began even earlier. Get your tickets now for what’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime chance: Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz in Kitchener.