Peter Tork’s Life in Pix

Peter’s “Grams” invites you to peek over her shoulder while she turns the pages of the Thorkelson family photo album back to the years before Peter became a world-famous Monkee!

  • Peter Tork
  • Peter Tork
    Can you find Peter in this Carleton College class photo? He’s near the upper right, in striped jacket and narrow tie. The girl with glasses sitting beside him was his “big romance”. She’s married now but they are still friends.
  • Christopher Thorkelson, Peter Tork, Ann Elizabeth Thorkelson, Nick Thorkelson
    Take a look at the lovely “Thorkelson kids”. Left to right, they are Christopher, Peter, Anne and Nicky. This picture was taken at the family home in Connecticut when Peter was 15 years old.
  • Virginia Thorkelson
    Who’s this lovely lady? It’s Peter’s mom Ginny, This is her favorite picture of herself.
  • Peter Tork, Nick Thorkelson
    Back in Connecticut, Nicky and Peter pose in the library for a family photo.
  • Peter Tork, Ann Elizabeth Thorkelson, Catherine McGuire Straus
    We all went to Brazil for Christmas in 1963. Peter is at the top left, and I am seated at right.
  • Peter Tork, Nick Thorkelson
    Peter plays guitar and Nicky plays recorder at one of their “jam sessions”. Peter was home for a weekend. He was 20 years old and had just moved to Greenwich Village in New York City.
  • Christopher Thorkelson, Ann Elizabeth Thorkelson
    Here’s an adorable picture Peter snapped of Chris and Anne when he was home for Christmas in 1965.
  • Christopher Thorkelson
    This handsome lad is also Chris. This picture was taken when the family went on a tour of England in the spring of 1966.
  • Peter Tork, Nick Thorkelson, Christopher Thorkelson, Ann Elizabeth Thorkelson
    The “Thorkelson kids” gang up on each other! That’s Peter on the bottom. Then come Nicky, Chris and Anne. This was taken in Regina, Canada, in the winter of 1966.

Magazine: 16
Author:
Editor: Gloria Stavers
Published:
Volume: 9
Issue: 11
Publisher: 16 Magazine, Inc.
Pages: 24–25