Peter Halsten Thorkelson (February 13, 1942 – February 21, 2019), better known as Peter Tork, was an American musician, composer and actor, best known as the keyboardist and bass guitarist of the Monkees. He grew up in Connecticut and in the mid-1960s was part of the Greenwich Village folk scene, and as an accomplished musician, befriended Stephen Stills.
Accomplished folk musician and teen star helped move the guitar-pop band beyond their manufactured image. Peter Tork, the bassist for the Monkees, has died aged 77. Tork, who also sang on a number of the band’s songs and played keyboards, had been diagnosed with a rare form of tongue cancer in 2009, though the cause of his death, which was confirmed by his sister, has not been announced.
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Peter Tork, a struggling musician who became an overnight teenage idol in the 1960s with the Monkees, died on Thursday at a family home in eastern Connecticut. He was 77. His son, Ivan Iannoli, said the cause was complications from a rare form of cancer that was first diagnosed in 2009. Mr. Tork, who grew up in Connecticut, lived in Mansfield, east of Hartford, according to The Hartford Courant.
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Peter Tork, the bassist and wise-cracking character in the 1960s teen-pop sensation the Monkees, has died at the age of 7. Peter’s greatest thrill was sharing a song and a story in the folk tradition. He left behind some incredible songs of his own, like ‘For Pete’s Sake’ from the ‘Headquarters’ album, which defined the essence of his philosophy. Tork had been part of the Greenwich Village folk scene before becoming instantly famous. They made a dramatic split with their past on the uneven and very psychedelic 1968 album and film Head, which baffled fans and largely failed to introduce them to a new audience.
Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork are in their 70s but Dolenz and Tork are still touring as part of the 50th anniversary celebration. Tork will perform with his band Shoe Suede Blues at Infinity Music Hall in Hartford Oct. 16. Advertisement. Nesmith, Dolenz and Tork put out the Monkees' first studio album since 1996 (and the first without Jones) entitled "Good Times!" earlier this year.