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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Peter Tork, the bass and keyboard player with the Monkees, has died at the age of 77. His tragic passing was confirmed in a Facebook post on the morning of February 21.


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Tork's Facebook: It is with beyond-heavy and broken hearts that we share the devastating news that our friend, mentor, teacher, and amazing soul, Peter Tork, has passed from this world. As we have mentioned in the past, the PTFB team is made up of Peter's friends, family and colleagues -- we ask for your kindness and understanding in allowing us to grieve this huge loss privately. This page will remain open for your use in sharing your thoughts with your fellow fans and hopefully helping you through your own grieving journey, however the team will not be available for some time as we start to mend our own hearts and calm our minds.


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Monkey goes to Heaven

I came to this thread thinking Guess Who popped off...

Then I thought naww he and his mushroom ain't going to orange heaven.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-02-21 02:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Get out of here, Texastani. This is not about your family tree.

#2 | Posted by Spork at 2019-02-21 02:30 PM | Reply

God bless Peter, and RIP. If I remember, he and Mike Nesmith were the only ones who could even play instruments. Check out Davey Jones trying to act like he can play bass. Favorite Monkee song:


#3 | Posted by Spork at 2019-02-21 02:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

OF COURSE it is not about my family tree.

It is about the legitimate branch of your illegitimate family.

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-02-21 02:55 PM | Reply

I met Peter in 1994 with my old band while he was doing a tour of coffee houses for his first solo album "Stranger Things Have Happened". He was an unbelievably sweet and, given the personalities and antics of my former bandmates and myself, PATIENT man. On behalf of 4 musical drug enthusiasts who made his evening both amusing and, likely, kind of terrifying: we'll miss him.

#5 | Posted by RevDarko at 2019-02-21 03:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Tork was the better musician, Nesmith was the songwriter... a Texan from Houston who's mom invented Liquid Paper.

Here's his tribute to Peter Tork:


#6 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-21 07:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Tork has passed.

The Monkees were more talented and influential than music snobs give them credit for. Their last album, released a couple of years ago, was actually very good. They were working with a lot of interesting musicians, including Andy Partridge of XTC.

#7 | Posted by cbob at 2019-02-21 07:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Safe travels on the last train to Clarksville

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-02-21 08:38 PM | Reply

Nesmith's "Joanne" is brilliant. Those of us passed a certain remember this on AM radio.


#9 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-02-22 10:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


#10 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-02-22 10:19 AM | Reply

Bubblegum tunage...

When I think if Mr. Tork this is the song I hear



#11 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-02-22 10:53 PM | Reply

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