THANKS TO their string of hits, the members of The Monkees became household names in the 1960s.
Decades later, the rock band’s discography lives on thanks to their fans who are increasingly interested in drummer Mickey Dolenz.
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Who is The Monkees drummer Mickey Dolenz?
Mickey Dolenz was born on March 8, 1945, and is one of four children of the late Count of Monte Cristo star George Dolenz and 1940s actress Janelle Johnson.
Raised in Los Angeles, California, Mickey was recruited by The Monkees in 1965.
Before getting a place in the group, he was a regular on the children’s show Circus Boy.
As a member of The Monkees, he also appeared on the band’s sitcom of the same name.
From September 1966 to March 1968, the Emmy Award-winning series aired on NBC.
During this time, the band recorded several hits such as Pleasant Valley Sunday, Valleri and A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You.
Last Train to Clarksville, Daydream Believer, and their signature song I’m A Believer hit number one on the Billboard charts.
Two years after their program went off the air, The Monkees officially disbanded in 1970.
Due to reruns of their canceled show that aired on MTV, the group experienced a resurgence in the 1980s.
They reunited several times until 2021 and completed their last and final tour before Michael Nesmith’s death on Friday 10 December of that year.
Dolenz is the last surviving member of The Monkees.
What is Mickey’s net worth?
Mickey’s decades of work and long discography with The Monkees has made fans question his net worth.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the last surviving member of the group has amassed a fortune estimated at $9 million.
He was married three times in total; he married his third wife Donna Quinter in 2002.
From his marriage to Samantha Just, he has a daughter named Ami.
From his second marriage to Trina Doe, he has three more daughters named Charlotte, Emily and Georgia.
Where is Mickey Dolenz now?
On May 21, 2021, Dolenz released his studio album Dolenz Sings Nesmith.
The record included songs written by his late bandmate Michael and his son Christian Nesmith.
On August 31, 2022, it was announced that the musician had launched a lawsuit against the FBI.
Dolenz’s lawsuit stated, “This lawsuit is for any records the FBI has created and/or has of the Monkees as well as their individual members.
“Mr. Dolenz has exhausted all necessary administrative remedies in respect of his [Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act] request.
“Mr. Dolenz has the ability to disseminate information widely and may use information obtained at his request in an original work, especially an obscene film, documentary or book.”