For Pete’s sake: In this generation with multifaceted Monkee Peter Tork

An illuminating interview with the late multifaceted Peter Tork is dominated by the Monkees, compadre Michael Nesmith, “Justus,” Beatle George Harrison, folk music, banjos, bass guitars, bootlegs, comedy, Sherlock Holmes, and the lead guitarist’s other band Shoe Suede Blues. Seen here in the aftermath of the Summer of Love, the self-proclaimed “dumb Monkee” is a natural fit for a yellow daisy on his cheek and counterculture threads. The melodic bassist looks genuinely lost in thought between set-ups for the television show “The Monkees,” October 1967, Sunset Gower Studios, Hollywood, California. Image Credit: MonkeesConcerts

Peter Tork, the late multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, vocalist, and original member of ground-breaking ’60s band the Monkees, counted performing the compositions of Bach as a hobby. The most talented musician in the Monkees — proficient on bass, piano, organ, guitar, and even French horn — his chops were all over the group’s best two albums — Headquarters and its…