70 Very Personal Fax About Peter

Magazine: Flip
Publisher: Kahn Communications Corporation
Pages: 55–59

Peter Tork
You’re right in the dressing room with Peter as he gets ready for some more frantic Monkees filming!



(So You’ll Get To Know Him Better Than You Ever Dreamed of!)

1. He always wears non-matching socks

2. He came to Los Angeles the summer of 1965

3. He was born in Washington, D.C.

4. He is a pretty good amateur photographer

5. He used to sing songs written by his brother Nick

6. He used to live with Davy

Peter Tork
Peter is intently reading off-stage, not noticing anything or anyone, including FLIP’s fotog…

7. His nickname has always been “Tork”

8. He likes singers Frank Ifield and Ray Charles

9. He worked with the Phoenix Singers as singer, banjoist, guitarist

10. He was once a bobbin boy in a Connecticut thread mill

11. He has always loved and been loved by girls

12. His sock size is 10

13. He plays cards with Mike on planes

14. His favorite group in LA is the Buffalo Springfield

15. He loves to dance

16. He is classified 1Y by the draft board

Peter Tork
He keeps on reading…

17. He plays guitar, French horn, banjo, recorder, organ, piano

18. He lived in a three room flat in the Village

19. He reads magazines a lot

20. He grew a beard over The Monkees’ last vacation

21. He doesn’t like questionnaires

22. He loves to talk

23. He wears size 9A shoes

24. He was born February 13, 1944(Actually 1942)

25. He likes the Beatles and Lovin’ Spoonful

26. His father is associate professor of economics at the University of Connecticut

Peter Tork
The story must be getting better…

27. He plays Bach preludes on the organ

28. He writes stream of consciousness essays

29. He gets nervous when there’s a lot of visitors on the set

30. He knows Clancy, the former bass player for the Quick Silver Messenger Service

31. He was once in a group with Steve Stills of the Buffalo Springfield and John Hopkins

32. His full real name is Peter Halsten Thorkelson

33. He wanted to be an English teacher

34. He was always the first one on stage when he played in the village coffeehouses

35. He wears ring size 8

36. He entered show business at the age of 20

Peter Tork
Then, suddenly, he realizes that he’s being watched…

37. He played at the Four Winds and the Cyclops in the Village

38. He is good friends with Cass Elliot’s sister Lea

39. He used to be a sideman at the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach, California

40. He sings solo only on “Auntie Grizelda”

41. He attended Carlton College in Minnesota

42. He flunked out of it twice

43. He was known as one of the friendliest guys in the Village

44. He is bowlegged

45. He always wears his belt buckle on the left side

Peter Tork
And he breaks into that heart-melting Tork smile!

46. He likes the Association

47. He is Aquarius

48. He is five foot 11

49. He used to sing Phil Ochs songs

50. He plays organ on their new record

51. He has two brothers Nick and Christopher, and a sister Ann Elizabeth

52. He once played at the Troubadour in Hollywood

53. He likes folk music

54. He prefers to go with one girl at a time

Peter Tork
Peter carefully watches the make-up man powder his famous face.

55. He rarely wears boots, mostly moccasins

56. He likes red, yellow and orange

57. His favorite shirt is red, yellow and orange striped velour

58. He used to sing heavy ballads

59. His parents are John and Virginia Thorkelson

60. He weighs 151 pounds

61. He once wrote a Broadway-type musical with his mother and brother Nick

62. He frequently gets and sings with the Springfield in clubs

63. He used to wear holy (holey?) tennis shoes and sweatshirts

64. He now owns several beautiful sweaters

65. He once played on the same bill as Muddy Waters

66. He doesn’t play banjo as well as he used to because he doesn’t have time to practice

Peter Tork
A talented amateur photographer, Peter is apt to snap a picture anywhere!

67. He plays bass with The Monkees

68. He taught Davy to play bass for concerts while he plays organ

69. He wears size small shirts

70. He was the only Monkee not to visit England during their vacation

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