Mike Nesmith’s Big ‘Lie’ Became the Truth About The Monkees, The Beatles, and Rolling Stones


The Monkees guitarist Mike Nesmith sat for interviews hundreds of times. Nesmith knew how to navigate difficult situations with the press. However, during one particular sit-down, the entertainer decided to have a little fun. Nesmith admitted the big “lie” he told a reporter suddenly became the truth about The Monkees, The Beatles, and Rolling Stones.

The Beatles, The Monkees and The Rolling Stones | Keystone/GAB Archive/Mark and Colleen Hayward/Redferns/Getty Images

Mike Nesmith and The Monkees achieved many feats as a band

The Monkees first album hit the Billboard charts one month after their eponymous television series debuted on NBC. The Monkees charted on Billboard for 78 weeks and remained at number one for 13 weeks.


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