Peter Tork (February 13, 1942 – February 21, 2019) was an American actor and musician. His real name was Peter Halsten Thorkelson. He was born in Washington, D.C. He started as a folk musician in Greenwich Village. In 1966, he became famous as a member of The Monkees. He was recommended for the group by his friend Stephen Stills. Shortly after The Monkees television series ended 1968, he left the band. He played with the other members of the group at times, but often played with his own bands and tours.I
Tork at Family Gras, Metairie, Louisiana, January 2016
|Birth name||Peter Halsten Thorkelson|
|Born||February 13, 1942|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Died||February 21, 2019 (aged 77)|
Mansfield, Connecticut, U.S.
|Genres||Rock, pop rock, psychedelic rock, experimental rock, rock and roll, pop|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, musician, artist, multi-instrumentalist, activist|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, guitar, piano, keyboards, banjo, french horn, percussion, vocals|
|Labels||Colgems, RCA, Bell, Arista, Rhino, Sire|
|Associated acts||The Monkees, Shoe Suede Blues, George Harrison, James Lee Stanley, Release, Cottonmouth, The Peter Tork Project|
- Smith, Harrison (February 21, 2019). "Peter Tork, endearingly offbeat bassist and singer in the Monkees, dies at 77". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 21, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Peter Tork and Jennifer LaRue Huget, Peter Tork's Cancer, In His Own Words, Washington Post The Checkup Blog, July 1, 2009