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Peter Tork Cancer Fight – Round 2

April 3, 2011 by  
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Peter Tork’s Cancer Reoccurs

By Eric R. Danton | The Hartford Courant
1:24 PM EDT, June 11, 2009

Peter Tork, formerly of The Monkees, was part of the first class to graduat=
from E.O. Smith High School in Mansfield. He currently lives in Mansfield.

Peter Tork’s cancer has recurred, a spokeswoman for the Mansfield resident
and former Monkee said Thursday.

“The doctors have given him an excellent chance, 80 percent, of containing
this new tumor and shrinking it, said Therra C. Gwyn, who described Tork as
“shaken but not stirred” by the news.

Tork had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer earlier this year and ha=
undergone chemotherapy and radiation treatment successfully enough to have
resumed performing in recent weeks, including gigs in Mansfield and

The singer and guitarist, who now performs as Shoe Suede Blues, will
continue radiation treatment, Gwyn said.

“He states unequivocally that he’s planning on carrying on for a long time,=

she said.,0,1=


Davy Jones comes to Manila for a special concert

When Davy Jones comes to Manila for a special Father’s Day concert on Jun=
20 at the Araneta Coliseum, local fans will get the chance to watch an
extraordinary musical artist and entertainment personality who has captured
the imagination of millions worldwide with his diverse talents and awesome
Whether as lead vocalist of the legendary group The Monkees, teen heartthro=
in the hit US television show of the same name, or lead actor on several
plays on the theatrical stage, Davy’s star constantly shone with remarkab=
More than 40 years since he first achieved international acclaim as a teen
star on television, Davy’s popularity has remained undiminished and his
celebrity status continues to endure.


From: Aaron Handy III

Along with several other films made by the founding fathers of The Monkees
Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider (including Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces and
The Last Picture Show), The Monkees=E2=80=99 1968 motion picture HEAD is gr=
to be rereleased on DVD as part of Sony Pictures’ The New Hollywood Box Set=
a release date hasn’t been pencilled in yet. Movie-List has the details; also has a preorder.

If a date is set, I’ll definitely let you know! Monkeemania!

Aaron Handy III –,,,,,,
The Aaron Handy III TV Web Shrine – A Site Dedicated To Favorite
Shows—Yours And Mine! –


From: bluemasque

The June issue of Bass Player magazine features a “Retro-Rama” piece on the
Gretsch 6173 bass guitar. Along with a color photo, the article mentions
Peter Tork playing one on the show & on tour, and Mike Nesmith’s love of
Gretsch guitars.


From: nycjobs

You can hear Saturday’s interview with Micky here.

WABC Saturday Night Oldies April 11, 2009

21. 9:07 Sloop John B–The Beach Boys 1966
22. 9:11 Miss You–The Rolling Stones 1978
23. 9:22 I’m a Believer–The Monkees 1966

9:25 Micky Dolenz interview

24. 9:34 Pleasant Valley Sunday–The Monkees 1967


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