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, including "Dream World," "The Poster," "Smile," "Party," "I'm Gonna Try," "Changes," and "War Games." This article comes from the February 1968 issue of Tiger Beat.
Sad to hear that Steve Pitts passed away in January 2017 in Austin, Texas, as announced by the official Davy Jones Facebook page:
Davy's Facebook page provided further information about Mr. Pitts regarding his career after working with Davy and The Monkees:
Steve graduated from law school in 1973, and practiced briefly in Galveston before relocating to Austin, where he was in practice for several decades.
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