July 9, 2003 by

Mikey Dee

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Categories: Extraordinary People, Musicians

mdee.jpgIf you’re in a rock or pop band in Boston, you probably knew Michael Linick. Linick, a.k.a. Mikey Dee, was well-respected in the Boston scene for his unending support of local music.
Before he became ill, Dee went out almost every night to listen to local bands. He edited the music magazine, The Noise, worked as the director of AAA & Public Radio Promotion at The Planetary Group, played drums for several bands and performed in the Boston Rock Opera’s production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” His radio show, “On the Town With Mikey Dee” on WMFO 91.5 FM, featured a live performance from a different band each week.
In 2000, the staff of WMFO changed the name of the station’s Studio D to Studio Dee. The following year, he was honored with a Boston Music Hall of Fame Award.
“He was a one man support machine — support for local bands, clubs and the entire Boston scene in general,” said Jason Kendall of the band Deterrents.
Dee suffered a stroke in 2000 after undergoing heart surgery. A series of concerts were held in Boston to fund Dee’s therapy and recovery. The events involved more than 200 bands and raised nearly $100,000 for the Mikey Dee Musicians Benefit Trust. That money will now be used to honor Dee and assist Boston-based musicians in serious need.
Dee died on July 6 from complications of pneumonia. He was 40.

One Response to Mikey Dee

  1. barbra kay

    sorry to hear of mike’s passing. i knew him in the early 90’s when i was a dj at ‘mfo. he was a good person and had a good radio show.
    peace, mikey

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