Friday 1 March 2019

Tork Talk

I was deeply saddened when I heard about the recent passing of Peter Tork. Not since the news of Strummer, and Bowie I guess, has the death of a rocker affected me in quite the way this Monkee's demise has.

It was while I was replying to another blogger about this I said that the iconic Monkees logo is a bit like a security blanket; wrap yourself in it and only good things happen. I'm hoping he's only nipped out to look for Davy Jones - maybe they'll both come back together in a little while with a crazy story, or two.

This brief Q&A comes from The Monkees 1968 Annual: I picked it up in a charity shop ages ago. So, Peter Halsten Thorkelson, in your own words...


  1. Oh how lovely - I have a lot of 70s pop memorabilia but nothing from the days of the Monkees. Amazing how many people have come out and said he was their favourite - And, to think he could have been the POTUS, instead of the buffoon we have just now!

  2. Am I alone in thinking that Thorkelson sounds cooler than Tork?

    1. I agree. He should have rebadged himself back again in ‘67/‘68.