Monkees Bassist Dies Aged 77

Bassist Peter Tork passed away aged 77

Peter Tork, keyboardist and bassist of 60s american group The Monkees has passed away at the age of 77.  He was born Peter Halsten Thorkelson but adopted the shorter “Peter Tork” as his stage name.

Tork had been diagnosed with a rare tongue disease.

The Monkees rose to fame as singers and had their own TV show as they were so popular at the time.  They even came to Blackpool on April 14th 1989 during their European tour.

Some of the most popular songs by the band include “I’m a believer” which features in Dreamworks animation Shrek and “Daydream Believer” which remains a popular song to play at the end of the night at clubs around the country.

Only half of the band’s original lineup remains now after English born Davy Jones passed away in February of 2012.

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