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The Monkees: (from left) Michael Nesmith, Davey Jones, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork

Peter Tork

Band: The Monkees

Position: bassist, keyboardist

Died: Feb. 21

Cause of death: cancer

Age: 77

Distinctions: One of the four original Monkees, he performed with group on their many hits: "Last Train to Clarksville" (No. 1, 1966), "I'm a Believer" (No. 1, 1966), "Daydream Believer" (No. 1, 1967), "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You" (No. 2, 1966), "Pleasant Valley Sunday" (No. 3, 1967), "Valleri" (No. 3, 1968) and "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" (No. 20, 1966). Singer Davey Jones passed away in 2012. Guitarist Michael Nesmith and drummer Micky Dolenz are the surviving members.

2013 Interview with Peter Tork by CelebStoner's Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.