Monkees bassist Peter Tork dead at 77


NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 01: Peter Tork of The Monkees performs live on stage at Town Hall on June 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)

Peter Tork, the bassist for the 60’s musical group The Monkees, has died at 77.

According to Variety, Tork had been diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma 10 years ago. Despite that, he had remained active in music, touring with the surviving Monkees on reunion tours and recording his own solo blues albums.

The Monkees were a manufactured answer to The Beatles and had a hit television show. The band consisted of vocalist Davy Jones, singer/drummer Micky Dolenz, and guitarist Mike Nesmith. Jones died in 2012.

The Monkees are known for such hits songs as “Daydream Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville” and” I’m a Believer.”

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