Shouldn’t that be the stars and stripes? The Monkees Micky Dolenz wears a union flag T-shirt over Fourth of July Weekend
He was in one of the quintessential American pop/rock bands of the 20th century, but it seems that Micky Dolenz was lacking a little patriotism this fourth of July weekend.
The musician was spotted on Saturday wearing a T-shirt bearing the union flag rather than the stars and stripes.
No doubt many of The Monkees’ fans couldn’t have daydream believed it.
Of course Independence Day marks the pivotal moment in American history when the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred in 1776.
Nonetheless, for an American to be seen wearing a flag for Great Britain probably wouldn’t have gone down to well with the natives today.
Micky was seen wearing the union flag while paying a visit to a hardware store in Los Angeles.
He now runs Dolenz & Daughters Fine Furniture store which, according to its website, ‘produces handcrafted furniture in our home shop where a percentage of the proceeds are donated to a variety of charities’.
The Monkees drummer recently spoke about the criticism the band faced because they did not actually play the instruments recorded for their first songs.
He must have a thing for the Brits: Micky Dolenz (L) and his wife Donna Quinter attended the 8th Annual BritWeek Launch Party in April this year
‘They used the same musicians [known as the Wrecking Crew] that the Beach Boys used, and the Byrds, the Mamas and Papas,’ Dolenz told an audience at Salt Lake Comic Con.
‘So many groups at the time used studio musicians. They wrote the songs, and routined them, and played them live — but when you were in the studio, you used studio musicians.
He added: ‘The story goes, there’s not one Beach Boy on Good Vibrations, or [one Byrd on] Mr. Tambourine Man, and that was just what people did.’
Defense: Micky spoke out against those who criticised The Monkees for not playing the instruments on their early recordings, because it was the thing everybody did