If this version of events is true, Michael Nesmith missed out on his first single as lead vocalist. He had to wait until 1969’s “Listen to the Band” for that to happen. A major flaw with that story is that Colgems Records did not actually like Nesmith’s voice and preferred both Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones’ voices to Nesmith’s. In fact, early pressure from him had resulted in at least two Nesmith songs per album being allowed, something which irked the company. In fact, Nesmith’s lead vocal version of “The Girl I Knew Somewhere” had been left in the vaults in preference to a Micky Dolenz lead vocal when it was issued as the B-side of the single “A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You”, so it is very unlikely to have been the case, unless Nesmith had been told this by Colgems to pacify him.