Steve Pitts was a friend of Michael Nesmith's from Texas in the years before The Monkees. He later co-wrote several songs with Davy Jones, including "Dream World," "The Poster," "Smile," "Party," "I'm Gonna Try," "Changes," and "War Games." He passed away in January 2017 in Austin, Texas.
In Memoriam: Michael Nesmith
Dolenz sings Nesmith - The EP