Peter Tork, 77, bassist and keyboards for the Monkees, died yesterday of cancer.
Derided unfairly as the Pre-Fab Four, the Monkees nonetheless out-toured and outsold the Beatles at the height of their powers. With characteristic common sense and gentleness, Peter's comment on the group rings through the ages:
"There must have been something to us. We sure sold a lot of records."Indeed they did. It's time for the prissy prigs to end the travesty, and put the group in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, where they belong, and while surviving band members Mickey Dolenz and Mike Nesmith are still alive to rake in the long-overdue honor.
Enjoy Peter, getting the girl for once.