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As a member of the Monkees, Peter Tork achieved big pop music success in the 1960s, with such hits as "Daydream Believer" and "Last Train to Clarksville."
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Since then, Tork has participated with Dolenz and Jones for numerous reunion shows and tours.
In addition to his work with the Monkees, Tork has released several solo albums. Cambria Hotel (2007) is one of his most recent recordings. Tork has also explored his love of blues music. He performs with his group called Shoe Suede Blues, which he formed in the 1990s.
Tork has also made numerous television appearances. He has done guest spots on such shows as 7th Heaven and The King of Queens.
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In 1965, over 400 people responded to an ad seeking young men for a new television show about a rock group called The Monkees. The Monkees, starring Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork premiered on September 12, 1966, and audiences adored the humorous antics of the band. Though made for TV, The Monkees had real-life hits and struggled against their "Pre-Fab Four" image. Some of their best-loved and number one hits included Neil Diamond's "I'm a Believer" and "Last Train to Clarksville." More successful singles followed, including another Neil Diamond song, "Little Bit Me, Little Bit You," Gerry Goffin and Carole King's "Pleasant Valley Sunday", and "Daydream Believer" by John Stewart of the Kingston Trio.
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