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Happy Birthday Peter Tork

March 27, 2011 by  
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From: Kim

Yes, Peter is 59 today, 2/13/01.

Happy birthday to a great musician!



From: “Ashley Gromis”

Hey everyone,
I just wanted to let you know that the Boy Meets World episode titled Rave
On, guest starring Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork, will be on the
Disney Channel Saturday the 17th. It will be on at 7:30pm. Thanks.


Monkee Business Fanzine Monkees News Update
updated February 12, 2001

Although the Monkees continue to plan their solo tour schedules, they will
be joining forces for a short tour March 1 through April 6. The dates are
below—some are confirmed, some are still being confirmed and could
change, and
there’s still room for further additions. For updates, check here or David
official tour website,, or

The reunion tour is being handled by David Fishof, who produced the guys’ 1986
tour. Fishof recently became Davy Jones’ personal manager and wants to steer
Davy’s career back toward the stage and the musical theater—he also
the Monkees’ tour leading up to a stint on Broadway.

Davy, Micky, and Peter did a photo shoot recently for an upcoming issue of
“Vanity Fair” magazine (David Fishof tells us it will be the
April issue), and
their upcoming reunion has already been profiled on “Entertainment

March 1, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL, 727-791-7400
March 2, House of Blues, Orlando, FL, 407-934-2583
March 3, Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, Pompano Beach, FL, 954-946-2402
March 4, Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL, 904-355-2787
March 6, Center Stage Theatre, Atlanta, GA, 404-885-1365
March 8, State Theatre, Easton, PA, 610-252-3132
March 9, Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, MA, 978-454-2299
March 10, Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT, 203-265-1501
March 11, Westbury Music Fair, Westbury, NY, 516-334-0800
March 14, The 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, 202-265-0930
March 15, Kahuna Pavilion, Wilmington, DE, 302-571-8401
March 16-17, Xanadu Theatre, Trump Taj Mahal Casino/Hotel,
Atlantic City, NJ, 609-449-5150
March 18, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT, 888-226-7711
March 21, Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY, 877-833-SHOW
March 22, Palace Theatre, Columbus, OH, 614-469-9850
March 24, Sam’s Town Casino/Hotel, Tunica, MS, 800-456-0711
March 25, Star Plaza Theater, Merrillville, IN, 219-769-6600
March 29-April 4, Hollywood Theatre, MGM Grand Casino, Las Vegas,
NV, 800-929-1111
April 5, Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque Convention Center,
Albuquerque, NM, 505-768-4575
April 6, Celebrity Theatre, Phoeniz, AZ, 602-267-1600

The Monkees traveled to Orlando, FL, in early February, to record
new versions of three Monkees classics, “Valleri”, “Steppin’
and “Daydream Believer”. The three tracks will appear on the
live album generated by the tour, and hopefully, Fishof says, one
of the new recordings will go to radio as a single in early March.
The recording was done at music mogul Lou Pearlman’s studios—
his latest proteges, Natural, described in “Pollstar” as “a
boy band
that plays instruments”, provided background vocals on the three
tracks and will open for the Monkees on their March and April
tour dates. The tour is also expected to generate a live concert
TV special and DVD.

Peter’s Shoe Suede Blues tour dates scheduled for the East Coast for
January, and March were cancelled to allow Peter more time to prepare
for the upcoming Monkees reunion tour. Following the Monkees’ March tour,
Shoe Suede Blues will play the following dates:
April 20, The VanDyck, Schenectady, NY, 518-381-1111
April 21-22, Sit ‘N Bull Pub, Maynard, MA, 978-897-4663
April 24, The Stone Coast, Portland, ME, 207-773-2337
April 26,The Hungry Tiger, Manchester, CT, 860-649-1195
April 27-28, Chicago Blues, New York City, NY, 212-924-9755
April 29, Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, 732-502-0600
May 5, Club 66 in Edgewood, MD, 410-676-8966
May 6, Fan Party at Club 66 in Edgewood, MD, 301-843-2448

Davy can be found on tour, playing a number of solo
shows with his band across North America:
Feb. 24, Rajah Theatre, Reading, PA, 610-371-8820
Apr. 7, Morganton Memorial Auditorium, Morganton, NC, 800-939-SHOW
April 27-29, EPCOT Center, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL,
July 13, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA
August 10-11, Dover Downs, Dover, DE, 302-674-4600 or 800-711-5882 (rescheduled
from March 16-17)

Micky will make a personal appearance in Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 14. He’ll be
this year’s celebrity host for WMGK radio’s 6th Annual Valentine’s Day-ting
Game. The free event will be held Wednesday night, Feb. 14, at Dave &
Buster’s in Philadelphia in their 400-seat showroom. Call 215-413-1951 for
directions, and plan to arrive early—WMGK says last year they couldn’t fit
all the people who showed up. Doors open at 7 pm, and the event runs
8 pm to 9:30 pm.
WMGK expects Micky to make an on-air visit on their morning show on
Feb. 14—local listeners can tune in at 102.9 FM, elsewhere you can listen
on the web at WMGK is trying to arrange other local media
appearances for Micky while he’s in town. He’s confirmed to appear on Fox
29’s “Good Day Philadelphia” Wednesday morning sometime between 8
and 9 am.
And he’s just about confirmed for ABC-6’s “Philly After
Midnight”, airing
Tuesday late night at 12:35 am.

Micky has several irons in the fire this year professionally—he directed a
movie in January and will direct another in April—but he will still find
to tour with the Monkees, with the Teen Idols (Micky, Bobby Sherman, and Peter
Noone), and in his own solo rock’n’roll show of Monkes hits and rock’n’roll
classics, backed by his band and his sister Coco on vocals.

Micky Solo Dates
April 17-24, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, sailing April 14 and April 21
May 9, Potawatomi Casino, Milwaukee, WI, 800-PAYS-BIG
May 11, Sagamore Ballroom, Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis,
IN, 317-262-3410, with Peter Noone
May 19, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA, 404-223-8428, with Peter Noone and
the Grass Roots’ Rob Grill
June 8, Leelanau Sands Casino, Suttons Bay, MI, 800-922-2WIN, with
Peter Noone
Nov. 21-28, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, sailing Nov. 18 and Nov. 25

Micky and his daughter Ami have a charity event coming up April 7th
in Hollywood, CA. See for information.

Michael Nesmith is working on his movie, “Fried Pies”, a second
novel, The
America Gene, and he has just moved his company Videoranch to Monterey,
Anchor Bay Entertainment will be releasing some of Nez’s films on DVD for the
first time, “Timerider” and “Tapeheads”, along with his
concert video “Michael
Nesmith–Live At The Britt”.
Nez’s company Videoranch has reissued his “Live at the Palais”
concert album
on CD, complete with bonus tracks.
Check out for details and updates.

Rhino Records’ Handmade division has released a 3-CD set, “Headquarters
Sessions”, chronicling the making of the Monkees’ album
The compilation makes use of unreleased demos, backing tracks, studio chatter,
song fragments, and early versions of tracks. The complete track listing is
available at
On Feb. 13, 2001, Rhino will retire the “Listen To The Band”
Monkees 4-CD
boxed set and replace it with “The Monkees Music Box”, an updated
set which is expected to include some unreleased alternate versions of Monkees
tunes—from tapes which have surfaced since the release of the previous box
set. Keep checking for a full track listing.

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