'Monkees' guitarist Peter Tork dies at age 77

Sergio Cunningham
February 22, 2019

He thought the handsome Tork might fare better.

From left, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Mickey Dolenz (on drums), and Michael Nesmith.

Tork became part of the thriving folk scene in Greenwich village, before auditioning for a planned series about a fictitious pop four-piece.

"We found a way to play The Monkees' music on our own", Tork told Las Vegas Weekly in 2016.

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Filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie also said: "Peter Tork was, profoundly, unabashedly, unreservedly uncool". He only occasionally sang lead - notable instances included "Your Auntie Grizelda" - but co-wrote many more tracks, and contributed bass and keyboards to their latter-day sessions. That was something that infuriated both Tork and Nesmith.

The band released nine albums between 1966 and 1970, after which they disbanded, but they have come back together in various combinations over the years. That's his piano intro to "Daydream Believer", banjo interlude in "You Told Me", and songwriting credits on "For Pete's Sake" and "Lady's Baby". "I had fantasies of being more important than it turns out I was". Instead, music producer Don Kirshner used sessions aces to help the Monkees notch their first chart successes. By the group's third album, "Headquarters", the Monkees were playing their instruments and had even performed live in Hawaii. Jimi Hendrix served as their support act at one point. They reunited for several tours several times in the years that followed. The songs were mostly done by session musicians - much to the shock of Tork, who recalled walking into the recording studio in 1966 to help with the group's self-titled debut. Tork also recorded several solo albums, including "Step By Step" in 2013 and "Relax Your Mind", which released past year.

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