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    Actor and singer PETER TORK 1942-2019


    Actor and singer PETER TORK most famous for being one of the four MONKEES has died. He turned 77 just last week.
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    The group and their TV show were a big part of my pre teen years. Even now hearing one of their songs brings back some good memories. RIP Peter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mansfield67 View Post
    The group and their TV show were a big part of my pre teen years. Even now hearing one of their songs brings back some good memories. RIP Peter.
    Mine too. RIP Sir.

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    One of my favorite songs that Peter co-wrote. Timeless message.
    To really know people is to be able to read between the lines on their faces.

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    RIP.

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    I've followed his Facebook page for a long time and last year he noted that he had some medical issues. He also said that he wouldn't discuss them in public. I loved the Monkee's as a kid.

    RIP.

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    Fought the cancer for almost ten years... Was portrayed on "The Monkees" as "the dummy", but was actually an accomplished musician, and always came across as a very decent person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mansfield67 View Post
    The group and their TV show were a big part of my pre teen years. Even now hearing one of their songs brings back some good memories. RIP Peter.
    Amen.

    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    Mine too. RIP Sir.
    Yep.

    Quote Originally Posted by john*thomas View Post
    I've followed his Facebook page for a long time and last year he noted that he had some medical issues. He also said that he wouldn't discuss them in public. I loved the Monkee's as a kid.

    RIP.
    He was diagnosed with some rare form of tongue cancer, I think in 2009.
    My understanding is that he was a serious musician, having learned piano, banjo and guitar at an early age; and having studied French horn in college.

    He was probably my "favorite Monkee", I still remember seeing articles about him in the music and teen mags of the day.
    Once back in the late 80's, I was washing clothes at a coin laundry and started talking to a young guy in there. We started talking about music and he asked, "You know who the best band out there is today? "The Monkees", he said. I was shocked and maybe a bit amused that a guy maybe in his late teens was saying that in 1989 or so. They were in the middle of their "comeback" That Was Then, This Is Now Tour.

    I saw an interview with Mickey Dolenz once in which he compared the Monkees turning into a real band to Leonard Nimoy becoming a real Vulcan.

    RIP, Peter Thorkelson.
    A faulty hypothesis forming:
    A German scientist using Iranian physics and French mathematics.

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    RIP. no more monkeying around


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    I remember when the Monkees had their resurgence in the 80s. MtV shows their show, and I was in love with Mickey Dolenz. I liked all these guys though. My dad even took me to see them live when they toured after all that. It was fun!
    RIP Peter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mansfield67 View Post
    The group and their TV show were a big part of my pre teen years. Even now hearing one of their songs brings back some good memories. RIP Peter.
    I so agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KELT View Post

    Actor and singer PETER TORK most famous for being one of the four MONKEES has died. He turned 77 just last week.
    edited: I must be getting old. I have no memory of already posting in this thread just 6 days ago. RIP Peter!


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    Rest in peace Peter my favorite Monkey

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    The Monkees was my first ever album.

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    Peter Tork(elson) just seemed to be a nice guy. Peter was a musical whiz, and always seemed to be the man you'd like to know.
    For a fabricated band, these guys knocked out some pretty good music. Talent will do that.

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    Peter sure was cute.
    The reason a dog has so many friends is because he wags his tail instead of his tongue.

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    I still watch Monkees marathons whenever they're on. They were ahead of their time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeChick View Post
    I still watch Monkees marathons whenever they're on. They were ahead of their time.
    I didn't know they were still running. I might see if Amazon Prime Video offers that series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PooBah McGee View Post
    Peter Tork(elson) just seemed to be a nice guy. Peter was a musical whiz, and always seemed to be the man you'd like to know.
    For a fabricated band, these guys knocked out some pretty good music. Talent will do that.
    I saw an interview with Mickey Dolenz from a few years ago in which he expressed amazement that the Monkees started out as a TV band but actually became a real one. He commented that it was like Leonard Nimoy becoming a real Vulcan.
    A faulty hypothesis forming:
    A German scientist using Iranian physics and French mathematics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
    I saw an interview with Mickey Dolenz from a few years ago in which he expressed amazement that the Monkees started out as a TV band but actually became a real one. He commented that it was like Leonard Nimoy becoming a real Vulcan.
    I remember going around with my transistor radio listening to a Beatles vs Monkee's music faceoff.

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    Who won?
    A faulty hypothesis forming:
    A German scientist using Iranian physics and French mathematics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
    Who won?
    The Beatles.

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    Shocking.
    So the band that started as a band and went on to make movies, beat the band that started as TV show characters and went on to be a real band.

    I'm watching a face-off between between Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy to see which one is a real Vulcan.
    In my head.
    A faulty hypothesis forming:
    A German scientist using Iranian physics and French mathematics.

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