Produced in 1942, Peter Tork found a passion for music early on. He participated in the Nyc folk scene in the early 1960s. Moving to California, he got a part in The Monkees television series in 1965. The fictional group shortly became a real hit, scoring several No. 1 tunes. Tork left the group in the late 1960s, however he’s reunited with all the Monkees repeatedly through the years.
He’d acquired an interest in music at an early age and finally learned to play several instruments.
Produced Peter Halsten Thorkelson, he began going from the name Peter Tork around this time. He played as a solo act as well as in various groups, including one with Stephen Stills. While the group did not survive, Tork stayed friends with Stills, who afterwards went on to acclaim as a member of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
In 1965, Tork chose to try his fortune in California. Along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith, Tork got among the characters for what would be a rock-pop sensation called The Monkees.