After a few years of being semi-retired musically, Micky Dolenz toured Japan in January of 1982. The Monkees had experienced a massive revival in Japan when "Daydream Believer" was used in a television commercial in 1980. "To Be Or Not To Be" was released as a single on JAM Records in Japan to coincide with Micky's solo tour. It was backed by Micky's own "Beverly Hills."
I've been attempting research on this single (with no luck), including when and where it was recorded, and how Micky ended up singing this B.A. Robertson original. Robertson is also notable for co-writing the 1989 hit "The Living Years" with Genesis member Mike Rutherford.
Does anyone out there know more about this single?
"Mike & Micky Show" in 2019
Along Came Jones Media debuts
Now Available from 7a Records