Peter Tork

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Peter Tork
Tork performing at the Record Collector in Bordentown, NJ, 2010
Background information
Birth name Peter Halsten Thorkelson
Born February 13, 1942 (1942-02-13) (age 75)
Washington, D.C.
Genres Rock, pop rock, psychedelic rock, experimental rock, rock and roll, pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, artist, multi-instrumentalist, activist
Instruments Bass guitar, guitar, piano, keyboards, banjo, french horn, percussion, vocals
Years active 1964–present
Labels Colgems, RCA, Bell, Arista, Rhino, Sire
Associated acts The Monkees, Shoe Suede Blues, George Harrison, James Lee Stanley, Release, Cottonmouth, The Peter Tork Project
Website www.petertork.com

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.