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Peter Tork

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Facts of Peter Tork

Full Name: Peter Tork
Birth Date: February 13, 1942
Age: 77 years
Gender: Male
Profession: American actor, singer and songwriter
Country: United States
Horoscope: Aquarius
Height: 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)
MarriedPam Tork
Net Worth$5 million
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorBlonde
Birth PlaceWashington, D.C.
StatusMarried
NationalityAmerican
EducationCarleton College
FatherJohn Thorkelson
MotherVirginia (nee Straus)
SiblingsAnne Thorkelson
KidsHallie Elizabeth, Ivan Joseph , Erica Marie
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Late American musician and actor who is popular as the keyboardist and bass guitarist of the Monkees.

Peter Tork’s Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings, and Education

Peter was born on February 13, 1942, in Washington, D.C., United State. He died on February 21, 2019, at a family home in Connecticut. His sun sign is Aquarius and was 77 years old. He was the son of John Thorkelson, an economics professor at the University of Connecticut., and his wife, Virginia (nee Straus) along with a sister named Anne Thorkelson.

He grew up in Connecticut and in the mid-sixties was part of the Greenwich Village folk scene, and as an accomplished musician, befriended Stephen Stills. Tork studiedWindham High School in Willimantic, Connecticut, and was a member of the first graduating class at E. O. Smith High School in Storrs, Connecticut. He attended Carleton College before he moved to New York City.

Peter Tork’s Career

Making his claim to fame as the guitarist for the Monkees, Peter Tork became a household name during the 1960s. His participation in the garage band not only led to musical success, but also to an acting career.

His luck and money wore out by the mid-’60s, so Tork decided to head to Los Angeles, where he would eventually audition for the part of the guitarist for the Monkees; he also became known as the clown of the group. Including  Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork became one of the heartthrobs of the ’60s and ’70s. The show continued for two seasons but eventually fizzled out; after its demise, the group stayed together for a movie and a couple more albums. The group finally went their separate ways in 1971, some pursuing solo careers.

 Peter Tork, American actor and singer
Caption: Peter Tork, American actor, and singer

 

During his Monkee days, Tork made tremendous strides as both a musician and a songwriter. Moreover, his song “For Pete’s Sake” was used during the second season credits. Besides this, he wrote some vocals for several of the group’s albums, including the songs “Auntie Grizelda” and “Shades of Gray.

Likewise, in the ‘70s and early ’80s, Tork pursued a low-key musical career. Also, he worked as a teacher and an addiction counselor after overcoming problems with drugs and alcohol. In the year 1985, after MTV began rerunning episodes of The Monkees, several of the band’s old albums returned to the charts, and furthermore, in 1986, Tork teamed up with Mickey Dolenz to record a new song, “That Was Then, This Is Now,” which became a hit after it was tacked onto a compilation of Monkees hits.

Career after the year 1986

Tork joined Dolenz and Davy Jones for a highly successful Monkees reunion tour (Mike Nesmith opted not to participate). They cut a new album in 1987, featuring the original four Monkees, Justus, was released in 1996, and the full lineup toured the United Kingdom in 1997, though Nesmith dropped out before the tour moved on to the United States.

Moreover, with the Monkees, in the ‘90s York launched a belated solo recording career. His second album with Stanley, Once Again, followed in 2001, and Tork and Stanley released a live set, Live/Backstage at the Coffee Gallery, in 2006.

Furthermore, Tork also formed a band specializing in blues material, Shoe Suede Blues, touring and recording with the combo. Tork and Shoe Suede Blues launched their debut album, Saved by the Blues, in the years 2003, and followed with Cambria Hotel (2007), Step by Step (2013), and Relax Your Mind: Honoring the Music of Leadbelly (2018).

Also venturing into contemporary classical music, Tork composed a brief concerto titled Moderato Ma Non-Troppo that was debuted by Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green.

Unfortunately, Peter Tork died on February 21, 2019, after a ten-year struggle with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare form of cancer that attacks the salivary glands.

What is Peter Tork Net Worth?

Peter was an American singer who had a net worth of $5 million dollars at the time of his death in 2019. However, his salary and incomes are still missing.

Peter Tork had a respectable net worth. He mostly amassed through his numerous projects in his long career as a musician. Similarly, he was far from being the richest surviving member of the Monkees at the time of his passing. As noted by CNBC, Michael Nesmith inherited $25 million from his mother, Liquid Paper inventor Bette Nesmith Graham, after her death in 1980.

Who is Peter Tork Married to?

He was married four times with Jody Babb, Reine Stewart, and Barbara Iannoli ending in divorce. From 2014 until his death, he married Pam Tork.

Married for nearly four years, the couple had been enjoying a blissful marital life until the shocking death of bass guitarist after medical complications from adenoid cystic carcinoma. Although they wedded for a short time, Pam and her late husband Peter Tork appeared to be a match made in heaven with their idyllic relationship and strong bond.

Late Peter Tork and his wife, Pam Tork
Caption: Late Peter Tork and his wife, Pam Tork

Additionally, He had three children. His son, Hallie Elizabeth with his wife Reine Stewart who was born on January 25, 1970. Likewise, another child, Ivan Joseph who was born on December 22, 1975, with his wife Barbara Iannoli. He also had a daughter, Erica Marie, who was born on June 15, 1997, from Tammy Sestak. As he is no more in this world, there are no controversies about him.

Peter Tork’s Height & Weight

He stood at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m). However, his other body measurements like weight, chest, etc. are missing. His eye color is Hazel & hair color is Blonde.

How was Peter Tork’s Social Media Presence?

Peter used to be active on his Facebook where he had more than 1.56k followers whereas he had 19.6k followers on Twitter. But now, he is no more. Moreover, the news of his death was first announced on a message posted to his Facebook page.

When did Peter Tork Die?

Peter Tork died at the age of 77 years on February 21st, 2019. He was suffering from a rare form of cancer since the year 2009. He even went surgery which was successful in 2009. After that, he survived for more than a decade and he credits his family for his survival.