The Monkees Mike Nesmith 1963 Audition File

Unless Michael Nesmith reads this blog (which I don’t think he will) I have a big surprise to present him after the show tonight.

In 1963 Dallas tv station WFAA was auditioning talent for a local folk music show.  Mike auditioned, didn’t get the job, but the file was put away and forgotten, until local musicologist Bud Buschardt discovered it in a cabinet.  He had it framed and hung it in the hallway of his home – I saw it many times when I’d visit him in the mid 70’s when i too lived in the big D.

Yesterday, remembering the photo and information sheet in Michael’s handwriting, I asked him if he’s scan the picture and audition sheet and send it to me.  He did (thanks Bud) and I’m happy to share it with you and Monkees fans everywhere.

Too bad the audio recording didn’t survive.

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