Thank you very much to Live Almanac contributor Renny Simno for sharing these tributes to Peter Tork from the latest issues of Uncut and Mojo:
More information from the Downtown Arts District Association:
The May DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop, “Dancing in the Streets” will include a tribute honoring the life of someone who spent quite a bit of time over the last two decades in this area of NC, The Monkees’ Peter Tork. Film, memorabilia, a scavenger hunt with prizes, a dance contest, music, yoga, theatre vignettes, a family art area, dark chocolate, a lot of tie dye, mismatched socks and a mauve tie or two will be in full force as some of Peter's favorite things!
Please come help us celebrate Peter’s life and contributions to the arts on the first Friday in May from 7-10 pm in the Winston-Salem Downtown Arts District.
"Love is understanding"
"Be a Hero unto yourself"
6 PM - 500/600 block of N. Trade from 5th to 7th Street, and Sixth Street from Cherry to Liberty closes for Hop.
7-10 PM - Hop Begins in the Winston-Salem Downtown Arts District
We will finish the Hop with a group sing of Monkees hits "Daydream Believer" and Tork's own composition "For Pete's Sake" which was the Monkees TV series closing theme.
11:05 p.m. Def Leppard is the final induction of the night... But first, the Rock Hall is paying tribute to those we've lost in the last year. The "in memoriam" honored dozens of people, including Aretha Franklin, Avicii, Pete Shelley, Andy Anderson, Danny Kirwan, Keith Flint, Joe Jackson, Vinnie Paul, Ed King, Mac Miller, James Ingram, Dick Dale, Peter Tork and Marty Balin, among many others.
At the time of his passing, Peter’s family requested that anyone wishing to make a contribution in his honor, to do so by supporting the scholarship fund at The Institute for The Musical Arts in Massachusetts, a nonprofit that provides young women with music education, music recording, & music community. More info on the IMA can be found here:
UK Daily Mail: 'He slipped away peacefully' - Monkees bassist Peter Tork dies at 77 after being diagnosed with rare tongue cancer 10 years ago
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The Scotsman: Peter Tork, talented musician who helped manufactured band The Monkees transition into a genuine pop group
MedPage Today: Monkees' Peter Tork Dies of Rare Salivary Gland Cancer - But what is adenoid cystic carcinoma?
The Monkees Join METV Network Sunday Lineup Following Overwhelming Fan Response To Peter Tork Tribute
The latest episode of our Rolling Stone Music Now podcast celebrates the life and music of Peter Tork, with previously unheard interview audio and more. Andy Greene and Rob Sheffield join host Brian Hiatt to discuss Tork’s place in music history, while also tracing the Monkees’ broader story and making a case for their greatness.
Gemma "Coco" Dolenz (Vocals)
John Billings (Bass Guitar)
Rich Dart (Drums)
Christian Nesmith (Guitar)
Circe Link (Vocals)
Sandy Gennaro (Drums: 1987, 1996-1997, 2001-2002)
Fast forward to :41 of this 1987 appearance by The Monkees on The Sally Jessy Raphael Show to hear Peter quickly, and comically, recall his days at Carleton College:
Flashback: The Monkees’ Peter Tork Sings a Gleeful ‘Your Auntie Grizelda’ in 2015 by Angie Martoccio