Monkees Legend Peter Tork Passes Away at 77

A sad day for the music world as legendary Monkees member, singer, and bassist, Peter Tork has passed away at the age of 77.

Only two members of the original group remain alive today, and founding member of the Monkees Micky Dolenz said “There are no words right now… heart broken over the loss of my Monkee brother, Peter Tork.”

“I am told he slipped away peacefully,” his Monkee bandmate Michael Nesmith said in a statement. “Yet, as I write this my tears are awash, and my heart is broken. Even though I am clinging to the idea that we all continue, the pain that attends these passings has no cure.”

Many of us from our parents to people my age (I’m 40) grew up with The Monkees thanks to Nickelodeon and other stations that kept the show alive through my youth.

I’ll leave you with some of their great performances over the years. Rest in Peace Peter, God Speed.

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