Destroyer of Eardrums!!!
- May 30, 2012
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Peter Tork, a member of one of the first boy bands, The Monkees, dies at the age of 77.
I loved the Monkees when I was a wee tyke, but one thing the obituary leaves out is the fact that the Monkees were not allowed to play any instruments on the show. It was all pantomime while studio session musicians including Eric Clapton did all the heavy liftingPeter Tork, a member of the made-for-TV pop group The Monkees, has died at the age of 77, the band's US publicist confirmed.
A post on the musician's official Facebook page said they were sharing "the devastating news... with beyond-heavy and broken hearts".
"Our friend, mentor, teacher, and amazing soul, Peter Tork, has passed from this world."
Tork had been diagnosed with a rare form of tongue cancer in 2009.
In their heyday, the band had been brought together for an American TV series in 1966, the hits of Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork included Daydream Believer and I'm a Believer.
They were famous for their clean-cut image and were marketed as the American answer to The Beatles, notching up nine top 40 hits.
Tork played bass and keyboard and also sang on some of the band's tracks.
Still, they sang some pretty nifty tunes.
RIP Mr Tork...
Another memory bites the dust.