Monkee Mike Nesmith dies. The third member of the 1960s group died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles at 78, leaving only Mickey Dolenz.
The bronze plaque on his headstone bears the Greek inscription: ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ, which means “True to his own spirit” or “According to his own demon.”
In a grim coincidence, a year later, Allman Brothers Band member Berry Oakley died after crashing his motorcycle just three blocks from where Duane was killed. Berry was 24.