Peter Tork of the Monkees Dies [VIDEO]
Oh how I hate to hear this. Peter Tork, the bassist for the 1960's band 'The Monkees' has died. Tork was 77 years old. He was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2009, but his cause of death has not been released.
The Monkees were basically a made for TV group, who went on to outsell the Beatles and the Rolling Stones at one point in time. Their wildly popular television show, which ran from 1966-1968, won an Emmy for outstanding comedy in 1967, and they were beloved by teenager girls all over America.
They had a string of #1 songs on the Billboard Music Chart, including 'Daydream Believer,' 'I’m a Believer' and 'Last Train to Clarksville', all which helped their inventive merchandising to sell millions and millions of dollars. They garnered six Top 10 songs and five Top 10 albums, but never got the critical acclaim or respect that they deserved.
Peter Tork was joined by Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones, and Mickey Dolenz in the band, and the group went on several reunion tours in the last couple of years, despite the fact that lead vocalist Davy Jones died in 2012. #RIP Peter, we always loved you!