Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Happy Birthday Nez!
Former Monkee, Michael Nesmith is 66 today.
Nesmith is best known for his role in the made-for-TV pop-rock band The Monkees.
Nesmith has done his most notable—though widely unrecognized—work since The Monkees disbanded in 1970. Among his groundbreaking achievements, he tinged rock music with some of his native Texas flavor and created a style that has come to be known as alt-country, won the first Grammy for Video of the Year in 1981, and created one of the first companies to distribute movies and TV programs on home video. But perhaps most significantly, Nesmith pioneered the TV music-video format that eventually became MTV.