"Robert Michael Nesmith", born December 30, 1942 in Houston, Texas, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist. His mother was Bette Nesmith Graham. He has two sons, Christian Nesmith and Jonathan Nesmith, and a daughter, Jessica Nesmith, by his first wife Phyllis Barbour, and son Jason Nesmith by photographer/socialite Nurit Wilde.
In his teen years, Nesmith was an indifferent student, and an occasional prankster. One such prank with a firecracker went bad on Nesmith, who suffered a hand injury. It was suggested that he learn to play an instrument to help his dexterity, and music became his new interest, through guitar lessons. After a tour of duty in the Air Force, Nesmith decided to try making a living with music, bought a better guitar with his parents' help, and joined a series of working bands, playing folk, country, and occasionally rock and roll. Another teen pastime, writing poetry, became the basis for original song lyrics, and after moving to Los Angeles with Phyllis and friend John London, he published a number of his own songs. Nesmith's "Mary, Mary" was recorded by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, while "Di...
|date of birth||December 30, 1942|
|place of birth||Houston, Texas|