Here are the Monkees and Mister Bob Dobalina

On 8 September 1965 appeared in the celebrity magazine Variety and other periodicals an advertisment where they searched   „four insane boys between 17 and 21 years“  for a TV show. Of the 437 applicants they  choose  Micky Dolenz (drums, vocals), Peter Tork (bass, vocals), Michael Nesmith (guitar, vocals) and David Jones (guitar, vocals) .( Michael Nesmith , 1942, Davy Jones , 1945 had yesterday birthday , Davy Jones died this year 2012 February 29th)  Of course you can say they have been one of the first boy bands 🙂  Therefore i had a look upon their songs and found this one called „Zilch“ ( must be one of their song of their psychedelic aera , one of this songs consisting of spoken words )

In the song they speak about a person Mister  Bob Dobalina , but who´s that,  this Mr. Bob Dobalina ?

On my search i remembered that one other musician had a hit in germany with this name in a  song ,Del Tha Funkee Homosapien an US rapper published this song in 1992 on his debut album , which has been produced by ICE- CUBE  ( his cousin) This  should remain  his only hit , three other LP´s which he released afterwards had no success . At least he (Teren Delvon Jones)  appeared again in 2002 as the co -componist for the song „Clint Eastwood “ from the Gorillaz.

They say this song  (Mistadobalina ) has been influenced by the song „Mind Power “ from James Brown ( 1974 ) but i cannot hear a relation to it-  do you ??

Others say it has been sampled from the song „Stoned by the bone “ also by James Brown , hmmmm………

In fact this Mr Bob Dobalina must have been a person out of an announcement in an airport „Final boarding call for Mr. Dobalina, Mr. Bob Dobalina“ the Monkees heard it and they have been inspired ( because it sounds so good)  to the tracks opening line .

In the late 60´s a lot of bands have been inspired from the psychedelic wave and released great albums , the Beatles with „Seargant Pepper “ and the Rolling Stones with „Their Satanic Majesties request“ , and the Monkees with „Daily Nightly „. „Daily Nightly“ is a song by Michael Nesmith , which appeared on their fourth album, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd., in 1967








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