In 1968, he became the first member of The Monkees to bid the band adieu. Now, at the age of 77, Peter Tork has become the second member of the band to whom we must bid farewell.
Per The New York Times, Tork’s death was confirmed by his son, Ivan Iannoli, who said the cause was complications of a rare form of cancer that was first diagnosed in 2009, but a more emotional confirmation – one that we can all surely appreciate – came via a post on Tork’s official Facebook page:
The Monkees may be coming to YOUR town very soon...
Check out these dates for Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and The Monkees upcoming concerts
Michael Nesmith solo (performing his legendary songs from the 1970's like Joanne, Silver Moon, Some Shelley's Blues and Propinquity).
It's time to get merry with the Monkees! Check out three brand new videos for their soon-to-be classic Christmas tracks including the official music video for "The Christmas Song," produced, directed, and animated by Jonathan Nesmith and Susan Holloway.
THE CHRISTMAS SONG
WHAT WOULD SANTA DO
Featuring Newly Recorded Versions Of Classic Christmas Songs Along With New Songs Written For The Band By Peter Buck And Scott McCaughey, Rivers Cuomo, Andy Partridge, And Album Producer Adam Schlesinger
Available On CD, Digital Download, And Streaming On October 12
Happy to announce new dates for Michael Nesmith and the First National Band Redux, on sale now! More dates to be announced soon.
On this edition of THE RHINO PODCAST, host Dennis is in the booth with the one and only Micky Dolenz and Monkees reissue producer Andrew Sandoval to talk playing concerts in supermarket parking lots, Don Kirshner, JC Penney, long hair, Look Magazine, and why only 12 tracks originally made it on to MORE OF THE MONKEES. Find out what was left on the cutting room floor and how you can now hear those songs when you tune in.
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