Michael Nesmith, who came to our attention primarily as a member of The Monkees in the late ’60’s, passed away yesterday from heart failure at the age of 78. A songwriter who had written songs for Linda Ronstadt ("Different Drum") and the Butterfield Blues Band (whose recording of "Mary, Mary" predated The Monkees) before becoming a member of the band, he continued to write and perform after his days with the group. His mother invented Liquid Paper, which helped with typos on electric typewriters, and when she died he inherited the money from that invention. According to Wikipedia, "Beyond The Blue Horizon" is a 1930 song composed by Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting, and W. Franke Harling, and was first performed by Jeanette MacDonald in the 1930 film Monte Carlo. Nesmith recorded it on his album Magnetic South.