Peter Tork

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Peter Tork
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Tork performing at the Record Collector in Bordentown, NJ, 2010
Background information
Birth namePeter Halsten Thorkelson
Born (1942-02-13) February 13, 1942 (age 76)
Washington, D.C.
GenresRock, pop rock, psychedelic rock, experimental rock, rock and roll, pop
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, musician, artist, multi-instrumentalist, activist
InstrumentsBass guitar, guitar, piano, keyboards, banjo, french horn, percussion, vocals
Years active1964–present
LabelsColgems, RCA, Bell, Arista, Rhino, Sire
Associated actsThe Monkees, Shoe Suede Blues, George Harrison, James Lee Stanley, Release, Cottonmouth, The Peter Tork Project

Peter Tork (born February 13, 1942) is an American actor and musician. His real name is Peter Halsten Thorkelson. He was born in Washington, D.C. He started as a folk musician in Greenwich Village. In 1966, he became famous as a member of The Monkees. He was recommended for the group by his friend Stephen Stills. Shortly after The Monkees television series ended 1968, he the band. He played with the other members of the group at times, but still plays with his own bands and tours often.