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Remembering Peter Tork - The Monkees Ten Biggest Hits

Monkee's great Peter Tork died on Thursday (February 21, 2019) morning at his home in Connecticut after battling cancer of the salivary gland for over a decade.

The following was posted on his website:

We are all saddened to share the news that Peter Thorkelson -- friend, father, husband, grandfather, philosopher, goofball, entertainer -- died peacefully this morning at a family home in Connecticut. Peter succumbed to a 10 year bout with adinoid cystic carcenoma, a rare cancer of the salivary glands. Peter’s energy, intelligence, silliness, and curiosity were traits that for decades brought laughter and enjoyment to millions, including those of us closest to him. Those traits also equipped him well to take on cancer, a condition he met with unwavering humor and courage.

We are all still raw, and still have much to process, but we are also feeling appreciation for Peter’s contributions. We are grateful that we have an extended support network thanks to the attentive energy and dedication of Peter’s fans worldwide. We want those fans to know with absolute certainty that your spirit and goodwill fed Peter with continued energy and force (and of course humor).

With that, we ask that our family have time and space to grieve in privacy.

We are asking fans who would like to make contributions in Peter’s name to donate to the scholarship fund at The Institute for The Musical Arts in Massachusets, a nonprofit that provides young women with music education, music recording, and music community. More info can be found here:

The following are the ten biggest hits from the Monkees:

10. That Was Then, This is Now

9. (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone

8. D.W. Washburn

7. Words

6. Valleri

5. Pleasant Valley Sunday

4. A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

3. Last Train to Clarksville

2. Daydream Believer

1. I'm a Believer