Micky Dolenz of The Monkees Reflects on the Passing of Songwriter Adam Schlesinger

'Why is it always the good people?'

May 1, 2020

Micky Dolenz is back on the scene to talk about his new album The Monkees Live: The Mike & Micky Show which is out now, recorded during Micky and Mike Nesmith’s 2019 tour shortly after the death of Peter Tork.

The late Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne, who passed away earlier this month due to coronavirus complications, produced The Monkees' previous album Good Times! back in 2016. That was their first new release in 25 years and charted in the top 20.

Speaking this morning with 101.1 WCBS-FM's Scott Shannon, Dolenz reflected fondly on his friend and fellow songwriter.

"I'm just sick to death over that," says Dolenz about the passing of Schlesinger. "Why is it always the good people? And then buttheads like me just keep going forever."

"I still think about it almost every day," Dolenz continued. "He was such a great guy, a gentleman... and funny, and so smart. And obviously an incredible producer, writer, performer. I wrote a song with him on 'Good Times!' I just can't believe it."

"That's by far the closest person to me that's been affected and I think about him all the time. What a loss."

The new Monkees live album features 25 hits and fan favorites spanning the band's entire career from 1966’s “Last Train To Clarksville” to 2016’s “Me & Magdalena.”

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