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Posted by: memikeyounot ( )
Date: February 21, 2019 12:43PM

You need to be of a certain age range to know his name but he was the bass player for The Monkees, a group of "musicians" who had a TV show.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/peter-tork-endearingly-offbeat-bassist-and-singer-in-the-monkees-dies-at-77/2019/02/21/479cf4ae-35ee-11e9-854a-7a14d7fec96a_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.bc7fcd1be749

He got the part when Stephen Stills didn't look good on camera.

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Posted by: rocomop ( )
Date: February 21, 2019 12:46PM

First saw The Monkees while in the mission field. I watched whenever I could. I liked their lifestyle better than mine.

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Posted by: sbg ( )
Date: February 21, 2019 12:52PM

I'm so sad, I think I have all of their albums (actual records) from my childhood.

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Posted by: Tevai ( )
Date: February 21, 2019 12:53PM

He taught me things I needed to know, and I have benefitted from that knowledge ever since.

RIP, Peter.

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Posted by: perky ( )
Date: February 21, 2019 12:54PM

Hey Hey
We're the Monkeys
And People say we monkey around
We're to busy singing to put anybody down
We're just trying to be freindly
Come and watch us sing and play
We're the young generation and we got something to say

Better than any LDS Hymn

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Posted by: messygoop ( )
Date: February 21, 2019 01:35PM

perky Wrote:
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> Hey Hey
> We're the Monkeys
> And People say we monkey around
> We're to busy singing to put anybody down
> We're just trying to be freindly
> Come and watch us sing and play
> We're the young generation and we got something to
> say
>
> Better than any LDS Hymn

Got that right!

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Posted by: mikemitchell ( )
Date: February 21, 2019 01:09PM

My favorite episode with Peter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_6JSWpobnY

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Posted by: memikeyounot ( )
Date: February 21, 2019 01:15PM

Plus, Stan Freberg is in it.

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Posted by: cinda ( )
Date: February 21, 2019 01:11PM

That's a flash from the past. RIP Peter Tork :(

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Posted by: Devoted Exmo ( )
Date: February 21, 2019 01:23PM

RIP, Peter. I really enjoyed the Monkeys when I was a kid.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: February 21, 2019 01:34PM

RIP Peter

The older I get, the more of my childhood dies off. Always a sad moment

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Posted by: Historischer ( )
Date: February 24, 2019 06:58AM

Yes, it really is sad. They were "the young generation," a few years older than the Boomer kids. And now they're dying every year, more and more of them. Mortality rates in our seventies are harsh enough, and then they accelerate further in our eighties.

On the other hand, once those guys are gone they can be young forever. It's not like guys over seventy produce a lot of good pop music. How long has it been since the Monkees went on tour? Their work is finished, and we now know its final form. I suggest that we listen to old hits as if they were new again. Monkees, Turtles, Paul Revere, Boyce and Hart, Buffalo Springfield, Sgt. Pepper...anything good is usually easy to find. Music reflects life, sometimes in a beautiful way.

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: February 21, 2019 01:55PM

I watched their kids show on Saturdays.. I think I had a crush on all of them, but especially Davey Jones.

He passed away too.

R.I.P. Peter Tork. Another one bites the dust.

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Posted by: CrispingPin ( )
Date: February 21, 2019 02:09PM

He was actually a good musician.

As a bass player who is somewhat vocally challenged, I identified with him.

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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: February 21, 2019 03:13PM

He was a very good bass player, though. RIP Peter:-(

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Posted by: Hockeyrat ( )
Date: February 21, 2019 05:11PM

He was my favourite.I always liked the naive, goofy characters. I used to watch them on nic at night , when they had a good lineup

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: February 21, 2019 05:17PM

I could be wrong, but there may be more bifocals staring at this thread than has ever happened in the past.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/21/2019 05:17PM by Lot's Wife.

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Posted by: sbg ( )
Date: February 21, 2019 10:25PM

I read without my glasses, but yes....

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Posted by: KesslerTheNevermo ( )
Date: February 22, 2019 09:04PM

MTV, of all things, had a huge Monkees phase around 1986. They frequently aired episodes of their corny old TV show, and genuinely promoted some new music they were doing. I remember it being on a lot, and watching a few episodes. So Generation X Monkees fans do exist.

Having said that, I wear bifocals. ;)

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Posted by: Lethbridge Reprobate ( )
Date: February 23, 2019 09:38AM

Reading glasses are my friend LW. Got me a special pair on my desk just for my laptop.

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: February 21, 2019 05:17PM

I enjoyed their TV show as a child. I agree that Peter was a good musician. His work gave pleasure to many people.

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: February 22, 2019 12:43AM

NBC says he had a rare form of cancer he's dealt with for the past decade, but didn't make mention of what type of cancer.

He was always thin as a rail.

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Posted by: alsd ( )
Date: February 22, 2019 01:46AM

I read somewhere that it was cancer of the tongue.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: February 22, 2019 11:23AM

Please stand by. My lava lamp just tipped over.

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Posted by: The original MOI ( )
Date: February 23, 2019 12:07PM

Ah, the Monkees. Watched them back when their TV show was a big thang on TV. Had a few of their albums then too. RIP Peter.

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Posted by: Preteen Twerp Again ( )
Date: February 24, 2019 06:07AM

There was a kid in my 6th grade class who grew his hair just like young Mr. Tork. That was a few years before long hair was acceptable for kids. Fun times with the Monkees, Donovan, The Seeds, 13th Floor Elevators on the radio.

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