Peter Thorkelson, better known as Peter Tork, was a founding member of The Monkees who played keys and bass in the band. He passed away at age 77 in February of this year following a battle with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare form of cancer in the salivary glands. Tork, Davy Jones, Dolenz and Michael Nesmith made up the pop-rock band that rose to fame in the 1960s and 1970s thanks to its TV show of the same name.
Tork’s death was preceded by Jones’ in 2012. Tork actually left the group for a period before re-joining them for the 1986 reunion tour. The band’s most recent album was Good Times!, released in 2016. They also released a holiday album, Christmas Party, last year.
In 2011, Tork gave a rare solo set and interview at the Wolfgang’s Vault in San Francisco. Watch him perform ”’Till Then,” “I’m A Believer,” “Ain’t Your Fault” and “Dress Sexy for Me” via the Paste archives below.