Micky Dolenz describes chaotic moment he realized The Monkees were famous

Micky Dolenz was so caught off guard by the success of The Monkees that he thought a fire must have broken out the first time he was rushed by fans.

“I jump in my car and I drive down to the local mall, where I’d shopped every Christmas for years since I was a child,” he described on VOLUME‘s True Stories with Kurt Loder. “And I pull into the parking lot, and I get out of the car. And I have my Christmas list, and I go in through the big glass doors. And all of a sudden, people start running at me and screaming. I thought there was a fire. I did. And I’m holding the door open, going, ‘Don’t panic! This way! Don’t run!’ Until I finally realized they were running at me. And that’s the first inkling I got that something was going on.”

Elsewhere in the interview with Loder, Dolenz recalled sitting in on a recording session with The Beatles, starring in Jack Nicholson and Bob Rafelson’s film Head, how the band felt about their titular TV show and more.

Hear True Stories with Kurt Loder featuring Micky Dolenz on VOLUME (Ch. 106) Saturday, Oct. 7 at 3 pm ET and Sunday, Oct. 8 at 5 am & 11 am ET as well as anytime On Demand.

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