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Micky Dolenz to Perform at ONU Homecoming

Oct 2, 2008
The ONU Freed Center for the Performing Arts will feature Micky Dolenz of 1960s rock group The Monkees. Dolenz will perform Saturday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. in Biggs Theatre as part of the ONU Homecoming festivities.

Dolenz has been a figure on the entertainment scene for more than 40 years. He was chosen from more than 400 hopefuls to play the role of a singing drummer in "The Monkees," a fictional TV show about a rock ‘n' roll band of the same name. The concept for the show was the Beatles' film "A Hard Day's Night."

Dolenz sang lead vocals on The Monkees' debut single, "Last Train to Clarksville," which hit the charts in September 1966 and rocketed to number one. Soon after, the show aired on NBC and became an instant hit.

The Monkees achieved their greatest success, however, as recording artists. Their first four albums reached number one, and they had three consecutive number-one singles: "Clarksville," "I'm a Believer," and "Daydream Believer."

After selling more than 65 million records worldwide, Dolenz has continued to make his mark on the entertainment business as an actor, director, producer and performer.

Tickets are $40 for general admission. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone orders are accepted with MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Online ticketing is available at www.onu.edu/freed

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