RIP Peter Tork

I shook his hand in 1996 and still dig saying that I haven’t washed it since.

Not many of you knew me back then, but those who did will understand the gravity of this loss.

Something I wrote a couple years ago: “My life and personality have been shaped by these lads. I look into these faces—faces and gestures and mannerisms I know so well, more than many family members’—and feel a nostalgia (dare I say saudade) for my own youth, and for a time I never knew.

“I’d give anything for a photo of Alicia and me—rocking a custom-made Micky Dolenz tee shirt—the night we saw them perform during their 30th anniversary tour… Highlights included shaking The REAL Peter Tork (Official)‘s hand (with a hand I haven’t washed in 20 years); walking by Davy “I *am* standing up” Jones and only then truly believing how short he was; and getting a smile and a nod from Micky on stage, presumably for the aforementioned tee shirt (I am almost positive I did not imagine that last one).”

from this post

When Davy died in ’12 I hosted a mini Monkees marathon. I may do one again, for Peter. Let me know if you want to join me.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/peter-tork-endearingly-offbeat-bassist-and-singer-in-the-monkees-dies-at-77/2019/02/21/479cf4ae-35ee-11e9-854a-7a14d7fec96a_story.html?fbclid=IwAR1BboRSrq-C6Eceprh8fKt_QD1EBN8QnAtGfRo1z56TPLVt0ybqgXoNI_0&noredirect=on&utm_term=.1d9107ffe904

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