Tuesday 15 October 2019

Monkees bandmates pay tribute to bassist Tork after death at 77

 

Peter Tork in Monkees heyday
Peter Tork in Monkees heyday

Lucy Mapstone

The two surviving members of The Monkees have told of their heartbreak following bandmate Peter Tork's death.

Tork was best known as the keyboardist and bassist in the popular American TV pop quartet, which achieved widespread fame in the 1960s and had hits including 'I'm A Believer' and 'Daydream Believer'.

The American musician and actor "passed peacefully" at the age of 77, a post on The Monkees' official Twitter page said.

Monkees members Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith paid tribute, with Dolenz tweeting: "There are no words right now... heart broken over the loss of my Monkee brother, Peter Tork."

Nesmith wrote on Facebook: "Just got the news that Peter died. I am heartbroken." Tork was hailed an "amazing soul" by those close to him.

Monkees lead singer Davy Jones died in 2012.

Irish Independent

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