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GUEST,Guest Obit: Peter Tork (Monkees) (1942-2019) (19) RE: Obit: Peter Tork (Monkees) (1942-2019) 21 Feb 19


The Guardian obit (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/feb/21/peter-tork-obituary) notes that he began his career as a Greenwich Village folk singer:

"While at high school in Wisconsin, he was given a ukulele by the folk musician Tom Glazer. At Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, he managed to secure work as the college DJ as well as playing the guitar and ukulele in various folk ensembles. Having flunked out of college, he shortened his name to Tork and decided to move to Greenwich Village in 1962, where he would spend the next three years immersed in its folk scene.

In New York, Tork initially sang humorous songs written by his brother Nick, and played for donations at venues such as the Playhouse Cafe, the Cyclops and the Dragonís Den. Progress was slow, but by February 1964 he was at Carnegie Hall as part of the New York City folk festival, sharing a stage with Johnny Cash, Phil Ochs and Mississippi John Hurt."


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