Micky Dolenz of The Monkees would perform a Ray Charles song while dancing like James Brown

the monkeysThe songs were very different from ray charles songs. Despite this, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees would perform one of Charles’ songs dressed as James Brown. One songwriter said that Dolenz’s version proved that the singer was a credible musician.

Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork of The Monkees | NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Why The Monkees Songwriters Toured With The Group

Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart co-wrote many of The Monkees’ songs, including “Last train to Clarksville” Y “I want to be free.” They also formed a band called Candy Store Prophets. In his 2015 book Psychedelic Gum: Boyce & Hart, The Monkees and Turning Chaos Into MiraclesHart talked about a time when the Candy Store Prophets went on tour with The Monkees.

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