I love Michael Nesmith. Dear GOD, how I love Michael Nesmith. It's just so ridiculous, the amount of love that I have for Michael Nesmith. Ah, Nez. Papa Nez. El Nesmitho. Woolhat. I think I'm going to cry.
A fake band that, not unlike the Partridge Family or The Archies, was created for a television show. In the mid-60's, producers hired four actors and told them to act as though they were band mates and would be called "The Monkees". Three of the four actors were actually able to carry a tune and one or two actually could play instruments, but the music on the records was all performed by studio musicians. They hired some of the best pop songwriters of the era and had several Top 10 hits credited to their fictional band.
I dig some of the Monkee's songs, but "I'm A Believer" is not one of them.