Micky on The Monkees in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame:
"I’ve never been one to chase awards or anything like that; it’s never been very important to me. I was very proud to win an Emmy for The Monkees, having come out of television as a kid. When we won the Emmy for best TV show in ’66 or ‘67 that was a huge feather in my cap.
But I’ve never chased that kind of stuff. I’ve never done a project and thought, 'What do I do here to win an award?' Specifically as far as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame I’ve been very flattered that the fans and people have championed The Monkees. Very flattered and honored that they do.
If you know anything about the organization, and I’ve done charity work for the foundation, the Hall of Fame is a private club.
It’s like a private country club. It’s not a democratic popular vote in any sense. It’s literally these three or four guys got together and said we’re gonna start a private club and call it the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and we’re gonna have in that club whoever we want and we’re not gonna have anyone in that club who we don’t want. (laughs)
It’s like a country club and they have the right to do that; that’s their prerogative. That’s their private club. That’s kind of how I feel about it."