Peter Tork

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Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter

Peter Tork was an original member of the Monkees and enjoyed great success on TV and the top of the pop charts during the mid and late 1960s. Years later, Peter admitted that the cast members of the TV show were not playing their instruments on the first recording, however Peter and Micky Dolenz on drums did play their instruments on the remaining recordings that the Monkees produced. As a result, Peter’s guitar playing became a critical element of the band’s later success and led to several other bands over the these including his own band that played often at the NAMM Show over the years.