Two Monkees Down, Two To Go: Peter Tork Has Died

Peter Tork
Peter Tork, right, seen with Monkees collaborator and RECOiL writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio, left. DiMaio, who is often referred to as “The Fifth Monkee”, was the original Monkees rhythm guitar player before going on to quietly manage the band for a while.

Mansfield, CT-Peter Tork, who played the slow-witted, zany Monkee on TV from 1966 to 1968, died Thursday due to complications from adenoid cystic carcinoma. He was 77.

Born Peter Thorkelson in 1942, Tork joined the Monkees TV show, but was the first to leave the band over creative differences with management in 1968. A proficient musician, would go on to work with numerous other artists and bands before joining a Monkees reunion tour in 1986 with former Monkees mates Peter Dolenz and Davy Jones.

He also appeared on such TV shows as “Boy Meets World,” “7th Heaven” and “The King of Queens.”

He was in such bigscreen fare as “I Filmed Your Death,” “Wonderwall,” “RECOiL” and the classic Monkees film “Head.”

He is survived by his fourth wife, Pamela, and three children, Hallie, Ivan and Erica.

After Today, The Daily Quarterly’s Terrible Twos Begin- Consider Yourselves Warned

2 Years of The Daily Quarterly.

The cake maker refused to put a tobacco pipe on a two year old’s birthday cake. We tried to explain but we got into this whole big thing.

Put your party hats on, people! It’s the second anniversary of The Daily Quarterly! Woot woot!

We’ve broken a lot of news, fixed a lot of stories and even written a book in two short years, and it’s all for you, our beloved, loyal readers. We know you’re grateful, honest, but that doesn’t mean you need to stop sending us those checks.

Two years, though, is nothing when you consider our long-term goal of news and internet and internet news domination. Shoot, the “Monkees” TV show lasted just two years, and look what all they accomplished. We have no plans whatsoever of quitting this juggernaut like those daydream believers did after just two years.

Of course, it helps that neither of us have an ego like Peter Tork’s.

So what’s next for The Daily Quarterly, you ask? Well, cheer up sleepy Jean, we’ll continue to promote our first book, “Harnessing The Power of Spite to Achieve Your Goals,” as well as working on our second book, which we hope to have out sometime this summer.
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Daydream Believer And Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dies

Davy Jones

Davy Jones on the set of RECOiL with writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio. Jones played a detective and sang a musical number that didn't make the final cut.

Stuart, FL—Davy Jones, best known as the lead singer for the 1960s made-for-TV band “The Monkees” died Wednesday from an apparent heart attack. He was 66.

Born in Manchester, England in 1945, Jones got his first big taste of show business in “Oliver” playing the Artful Dodger in London. He played the same role on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award.

He first gained fame in the United States when he joined Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz in “The Monkees” TV show, which ran on NBC for two seasons. After the cancellation of their show, “The Monkees” still toured and released material before splitting up in 1971.
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