Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals + Micky Dolenz of The Monkees

Felic Cavaliere and Micky Dolenz

MAY 12 • 7:30PM

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Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre • Basie Center Campus • 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Two iconic musical voices of a generation – Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals and Micky Dolenz the Voice of The Monkees—have joined together for a magical night of music. Cavaliere, whose illustrious career includes the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Grammy Hall of Fame and Musicians Hall of Fame, has garnered three No. 1 hits, seven Top 10 hits, and 20 Top 40 hits. Dolenz, who with The Monkees earned four Grammy nominations, is a two-time Emmy Winner, has sold over 65 million records, has achieved three No. 1 hits, 6 Top 10 hits and 12 Top 40 hits.

Early in 1965, Cavaliere formed the ‘Young Rascals’ with Dino Danelli, Eddie Brigati and Gene Cornish. That October, they caught the attention of promoter/manager Sid Bernstein with their high-energy set at Long Island’s elite club, Barge. Signed to Atlantic Records, and now called The Rascals, the mega hit “Good Lovin’” struck No. 1 in February 1966. They followed suit with a string of hits like “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” “Groovin’”(No. 1 in 1967), “How Can I Be Sure,” “A Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning,” and “People Got to Be Free” (No. 1 in 1968). The Rascals are considered the best ‘blue-eyed soul’ group to come out of the 1960s, as well as one of the groups with the most record sales.

Originally conceived for television audiences in 1965, The Monkees aired for two seasons (52 episodes) on NBC. The situational comedy centered on a band trying to make it big, featuring Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork and Davy Jones. The show was an instant double-barrel smash catapulting both the show and music headfirst into pop culture.

Both the show and music were again catapulted to the public forefront when MTV aired reruns in the 1980’s. And, the group’s reunion tour in 1986 was the year’s highest grossing tours.

Dolenz can be heard on the smash hits “Last Train To Clarksville”, “I’m A Believer”, “I’m Not Your Stepping Stone”, “Pleasant Valley Sunday” as well as the theme song to the TV show. Other Monkees’ top hits include “Daydream Believer”, “Valleri” and ”DW Washburn.”

Dolenz’ 2021 solo album, “Dolenz Sings Nesmith” earned some of the best reviews of his career and has landed on several Best Of Lists for 2021.

Huffington Post called Dolenz’s voice “a combination of Roy Orbison and Freddie Mercury.”


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