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It's Corky's Birthday


The child star of Circus Boy turns 64 today. Of course, "Corky" went on to be Mickey Dolenz the drummer of the Monkees, a manufactured musical group made solely for TV. The Monkees ran for two years, beginning in 1966. In my estimation they sucked. Judge for yourself...


But, then, this wasn't much better...10 years earlier:

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rebel ed said…
Okay, I guess the Monkees were cheesy, with the exception of Mike Nesmith; at least he actually knew how to play the guitar and sing before The Monkees. That's how we got the songs "Different Drum" and "Rio," eh? Nesmith is also the fellow behind the viddys "Elephant Parts" and "Dr. Duck's Super Secret All Purpose Sauce," so it's not all cheesy. (P. S.: Even know I'm in "You know where" I know the last letter of the alphabet is zed, and that's spelled with three As, eh?)
rebel ed said…
Okay, I guess the Monkees were cheesy, with the exception of Mike Nesmith; at least he actually knew how to play the guitar and sing before The Monkees. That's how we got the songs "Different Drum" and "Rio," eh? Nesmith is also the fellow behind the viddys "Elephant Parts" and "Dr. Duck's Super Secret All Purpose Sauce," so it's not all cheesy. (P. S.: Even know I'm in "You know where" I know the last letter of the alphabet is zed, and that's spelled with three As, eh?)

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