When I look back on my life, I wonder how I survived - my mother said I had a guardian angel.
Ever since I was a kid, I've had an enormous interest in the sciences - everything from quantum physics to anthropology.
They were looking for actors - real actors - who could play instruments. There was a lot of improvisation and scene work involved in addition to the music. The auditions went on for a long time.
Many people have fond memories of 'The Monkees.' I fondly remember it, too.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is not a public democratic organization; it's a private club basically. It's like a private golf club and they decide who they're going to let in the club.
After high school I was going to be an architect. In fact, I was studying to be an architect when the audition for 'The Monkees' came along.
I was an entertainer, ever since I was a kid.
I am extremely lucky; I've never been ill - although about 20 years ago I broke my right arm hang gliding.
I've never been one to chase awards or anything like that, to be honest.
In 1962 I was 17, so I was definitely watching the dance shows on television.
No matter how tired I am, I can only sleep for four hours at a time.
The thing is, I'm not a prolific songwriter.
When my 'Scientific American' arrives every month, I read it cover to cover.
What happened was, my parents after 'Circus Boy' decided to take me out of show business for two years to go back to normal school. It was the smartest thing they ever did.
And singing is a physical thing - your vocal cords are these muscles.
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