The Monkees" enduring members Micky Dolenz and also Mike Nesmith have commented on the fatality of fellow group member Peter Tork, who passed away Feb. 21. He was 77.

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The Monkees’ surviving members Micky Dolenz and also Mike Nesmith have commented ~ above the fatality of other group member Peter Tork, who died Feb. 21. He was 77.

“There are no words right now…heartbroken over the lose of mine Monkee brother, Peter Tork,” Dolenz post on Facebook. It was only eight job ago, ~ above Feb. 13, that Dolenz post a 77thbirthday wish on society media because that Tork, born Peter Halsten Thorkelson, speak “Happy date of birth to mine Monkee brother, Peter Tork!”

Nesmith originally posted “I to be heartbroken” on Facebook, then issued a much longer statement.

“Peter Tork passed away this AM. I am told he slipped away peacefully. Yet, as I create this my tears are awash, and my heart is broken. Even though i am clinging come the idea that us all continue, the pain the attends these passings has actually no cure. It’s walking to it is in a stormy day.

“I share with all Monkees pan this change, this “loss”, even so.

“PT will be a component of me forever. I have actually said this prior to — and also now it appears even an ext apt — the factor we called it a band is because it was wherein we all went to play.

“A band no much more — and yet the music theatre on — an anthem come all that made the Monkees and also the TV display our personal — challenge I say “secret” — playground.

“As because that Pete, I can only pray his song reach the heights that can lift us and that our childhood stays forever — that distinct sparkle that was the Monkees. Ns will miss out on him — a brother in arms. Take flight my Brother.”



Tork, who played banjo ~ above stage throughout Monkees concerts and also continued to gig individually with his own band shoes Suede Blues, talked about his varied musical impacts when i interviewed that in 2013 for “You understand I come up in the individual era. And also Pete Seeger is the hero to us folkies. Additionally, you have to throw in the Beatles when they come along. Yet in the earlier days, civilization like Steve Allen and Danny Kaye, who were musical and also comedy at the same time. The was another resource of good influence, in some ways really an ext influential on my job in terms of my performance than Pete Seeger.” climate he paused and said whimsically, “It’s true. I have a mystery yen to it is in a musician to this day.”

Andrew Sandoval, that compiled and produced Monkees reissues and also wrote a book called The Monkees: The Day-To-Day Story the the ’60s TV popular music Sensation,also posted on Facebook, “So lengthy my friend. Ns loved girlfriend a lot and also remember laughing loudly with you over numerous miles. Her music will constantly be in mine mind. I deserve to think of no better tribute to those of us feeling this loss 보다 to let our hearts sing your song.”

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