MICKY DOLENZ IS STILL THE TEEN IDOL ICON
We were the first to break news that music icons MICKY DOLENZ, MARK LINDSAY and PETER NOONE would be touring the country this summer as the original TEEN IDOLS. Their debut show out at Westbury Music Fair was nothing short of terrific, with the three bounding onstage together and breaking into The Beatles' “I Saw Her Standing There” ... amazing enough, their voices blended terrifically as they traded off the verses and sang together on the chorus. Lindsay was first up as a solo as he delivered spot-on versions of “Indian Reservation” and “Kicks”, two of the bigger hits that he had as part of Paul Revere and The Raiders. Interestingly enough, “Reservation” was the biggest seller for Columbia Records for almost a decade, selling far beyond six million units. It held that until someone named Michael Jackson came along. Dolenz came up next and delivered his patented sure-fire arsenal of Monkee-hits, especially, “I’m Not Your Stepping Stone”, “Daydream Believer,” and, “I’m A Believer”, which he reminded a youngster in the front row, he had done before the Shrek movies! Dolenz is a perfectly natural performer and the audience loved him. If you haven’t seen him live, you should do so … it’s a total blast. Rolling Stone has called his voice “one of the best in rock and roll” … and, they’re right. He’s right in the middle of his Carole King-tribute album (on L.A.’s Gigatone Records) … it should become an instant classic! Noone was next as he delivered most of the hits from Herman’s Hermits, including “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs, Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter” and “There’s A Kind of Hush”, which the other assisted on. Just a totally enjoyable show.. We ventured backstage, and spied Dolenz’ PR-mouthpiece (the Pascha) David Salidor; Keith Girard from The Improper (www.TheImproper.com); Jim Kerr from Q104.3; and, show producer Wendy Joy.