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Total Control: The Monkees Michael Nesmith Story

Updated 2005 Edition!


The only book brave enough to answer all of the questions and deflate some of the myths surrounding the most volatile member of the made for TV band of the sixties--The Monkees.

1965 was the year that the pilot episode of "The Monkees", a TV show about a musical band was filmed with four unknown actor musicians. To begin the 40th anniversary celebration, Randi Massingill has updated her sell-out first edition of the biography of Monkee Michael "Wool-Hat" Nesmith with updated information and additional photos.

"Total Control: The Monkees Michael Nesmith Story" follows the exciting life of the unofficial leader of The Monkees from his upbringing in Texas, fame and fortune as Americas favorite TV band, his critically acclaimed country rock solo career with the First National Band, and then his own record company Pacific Arts, which was destroyed at the hands of PBS by multi-million dollar lawsuits.

The famous facts are all covered in this new book, including the details on how his mother came to invent the Liquid Paper correction fluid, Nesmith's invention of the MTV cable TV network, and his win of the first Grammy award in the category of home video for "Elephant Parts".

This new edition is a complete re-write of the 1997 edition which features updates on the 30 year reunion of all 4 Monkees for concert dates and an ABC primetime TV special. "Total Control" updated edition also features 75 new photos, 2 new updated chapters with the latest on all four Monkees, and the only known photo of Michael with his father.

Collectors and fans of The Monkees as well as entertainment historians will love this book which contains numerous interview on the excesses of 60's TV production in the story of a performer who made a fortune and lost it - twice!

Written by Randi L. Massingill, Total Control is 300 pages packed with photos and more appendixes than you can shake a stick at. Total Control is a story for the ultimate Monkee fan, Nesmith fan, rock/country enthusiast, pop culture enthusiast, music historian, curiosity seeker, wool hat fan, and all around nosy person.

Features of the Updated 2005 Edition:

The book is now available! Please ask for it at your local bookstores. It is available by special order from Ingram Distributors, have them look up by title name or ISBN number: 0965821846. You can also order the book direct here on the web from!

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Title: Total Control: The Monkees Michael Nesmith Story
ISBN: 0-9658218-4-6
300 pages 5.5 x 8.5 in perfect bound 176 photos
Publisher: Limited
Contact: Brad Waddell Limited
2620 S Maryland Pkwy #557
Las Vegas, NV 89109-1692

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