Before he was cast as one of The Monkees, Michael Nesmith had tried to make a go of it as a solo act. Using the name Michael Blessing, he made the rounds a year before his big break, with a modest single, "Until It's Time For You To Go".
After Monkees ended in 1968, Nesmith, recording under his own name, formed a new group, the First National Band, and ultimately landed a crossover hit, "Joanne", that I remember hearing on a country music channel in the early 70's. He'd later parody that with a tribute to the Japanese monster, "Rodan". Anyway, here's "Until It's Time For You To Go", taken from The Lloyd Thaxton Show: