Tommy Boyce (1939-1994) and Bobby Hart (1939-Present) were best known as a songwriting ream who wrote for the Monkees during the height of their career. The wrote a number of songs for the group including “I’m Not Your Stepping Stone,” “Last Train To Clarksville,” “Valleri,” “The Theme From The Monkees,” and the beautiful ballad “I Wanna Be Free.” They also wrote such hits as “Come A Little Bit Closer” for Jay & The Americans and and Bobbt Hart co-wrote “Hurt So Bad” for Little Anthony and The Imperials.
Every once in awhile they would issue music under their own names. Their biggest hit was “I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight.” It first reached the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart on December 23, 1967 and peaked at number eight early the next year.
It was the type of catchy up-tempo pop that they created for The Monkees. It makes one wish they would have been more serious about their own career as singers.