A friend of Mike's in the pre-Monkees era, John London and Nez traveled to Los Angeles from Texas in 1964. London later became Mike's stand-in on the television series and would occasionally play bass guitar on Monkees recordings. He also co-wrote "Don't Call on Me" with Nez, which appeared on The Monkees' fourth album, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. After The Monkees, Mike asked John to join him in the First National Band.
"Mike & Micky Show" in 2019
"And The Hits Just Keep On Comin'" Tour