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    Default Monkees' Peter Tork Dead at 77

    2/21/2019 9:11 AM PST

    Monkees Singer and Bass Guitarist Peter Tork Dead at 77



    Peter Tork -- the lovable member of the pop band The Monkees -- died Thursday after a decade-long battle with tongue cancer.

    Peter's sister reportedly confirmed the musician's death but did not reveal where he passed or the cause. The Monkees singer was diagnosed with a rare cancer affecting his tongue, called adenoid cystic carcinoma, back in 2009.



    Tork was known as the wise-cracking, self-described "dummy" of the made-for-TV music group ... who played bass guitar and keyboard. His claim to fame might be the piano intro on the group's mega hit, "Daydream Believer."

    He also contributed on vocals, singing the lead on tracks like "Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again?"
    Peter was also the oldest member of the group -- at 24 -- when "The Monkees" NBC show first aired in 1966 ... and instantly became a sensation thanks to the trail blazed by Beatlemania.

    Tork left the group after its huge success in the late '60s and tried to make it on his own as a solo artist, but returned to The Monkees in the mid-80s for major reunion tours.

    Peter's survived by his wife, Pamela, and has 3 kids -- 2 daughters and a son.
    He was 77.
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    I just saw it online and immediately got tears in my eyes. 😔😪. I grew up on The Monkees!!

    His mouth cancer came back, apparently. Feel like I lost another childhood "friend."

    RIP, Pete. Go hang out with Davy Jones in Heaven. Mike and Micky will keep the music alive.
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    I was just gonna say. There goes some of my childhood slipping through my fingers. RIP Peter, fly high.

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    Mike and Micky are touring with a stop not far from me and I was thinking about getting tickets, but wondered why Peter wasn't with them. Now I know why.

    I was a Micky girl, but loved them all back when. RIP, Peter.
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    Aw very sad to read this news! RIP!
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    One of my best friends from the time I was born texted me today to tell me because she remembered that I had a huge crush on him when we were kids.

    Another piece of my childhood, gone ��

    what makes me even more sad though, is that he’s only 2 weeks older than my mom. I worry about my parents & their health constantly. ��
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    RIP. Another Monkee gone.
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    Aww, that's so sad. He was from back in the time when even manufactured TV bands required talent.
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    That is so very sad!So much of my youth spent singing and dancing i am a believer..my kids loved them too.That song was on my youngest wedding play list!
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    OOOOOhhhhhhhh so sad. They were such a fun group and the TV show was so enjoyable. I was a Mike lover, but later on, I read he was such a creep. RIP Pete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterslide View Post
    Aww, that's so sad. He was from back in the time when even manufactured TV bands required talent.
    Exactly!! Lol!

    He was a multi-instrumentalist, too and a terrific songwriter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet View Post
    Exactly!! Lol!

    He was a multi-instrumentalist, too and a terrific songwriter.
    Absolutely.
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    He and Mike were the professional musicians and Micky and Davy were the professional actors; but even Micky and Davy brought major musical chops to the mix. Micky and his awesome voice (that still sounds exactly the same) and Davy with his Tony Award-Nominated Broadway talent.

    The Monkees were a one-of-a-kind phenomenon.

    A poster on FB said they feel sorry for those who aren't old enough to have grown up watching them on TV.
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    I LOVED the intro to their tv show as a kid.


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