Happy 76th birthday to Micky Dolenz, singer, drummer, and member of the "Prefab Four," who along with Peter Tork, Davy Jones, and Michael Nesmith starred in the 1966-68 music and comedy series The Monkees. As the members got more comfortable in their roles, they turned into an actual rock band, even writing their own songs and playing their own instruments. "I’m A Believer" was written by Neil Diamond (yes, that one) and was recorded in 1966 as one A side, the other side being "Stepping Stone." We went on a ski weekend (where we didn’t ski) shortly after my father died, and the restaurant attached to the hotel had that single in its jukebox, and between the three Holton boys we played the grooves off of it. It reached #1 at the end of December 1966 and stayed there for seven weeks.