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RIP Peter Tork 17:16 - Feb 21 with 2112 viewsIP12

Of The Monkees fame. My kids loved the band (never my favourite type of music) but he proved himself to be a superior musician in later years.
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RIP Peter Tork on 17:19 - Feb 21 with 1748 viewsGlasgowBlue

For Pete's sake!!


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RIP Peter Tork on 17:42 - Feb 21 with 1705 viewsIP12

Having written the above it did occur to me that some of The Monkees music had great meaning to it. 'Take the Last Train to Clarksville' was written because at the time of the Vietnam conflict Fort Campbell (at Clarksville) on the Tn/Ky border was the designated joining base for new US army recruits doing their basic training then being posted to Asia with many young men (and women) never to return to the family, friends and loved ones who had accompanied them to Clarksville on that 'Last Train'. I shouldn't have taken the P** about them.
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RIP Peter Tork on 17:45 - Feb 21 with 1698 viewsjeera

They had their moments; Stepping Stone etc.

Liked the programme when I was a kid.

Shame. RIP Peter.

Well it looks like a duck, it sounds like a duck. Nope, dunno what it is.
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RIP Peter Tork on 17:50 - Feb 21 with 1697 viewsPJH

RIP Peter Tork on 17:42 - Feb 21 by IP12

Having written the above it did occur to me that some of The Monkees music had great meaning to it. 'Take the Last Train to Clarksville' was written because at the time of the Vietnam conflict Fort Campbell (at Clarksville) on the Tn/Ky border was the designated joining base for new US army recruits doing their basic training then being posted to Asia with many young men (and women) never to return to the family, friends and loved ones who had accompanied them to Clarksville on that 'Last Train'. I shouldn't have taken the P** about them.


I did not know (until now) the significance of the lyrics of that song.

I was actually singing the first few lines to myself a couple of days ago.


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RIP Peter Tork on 17:55 - Feb 21 with 1685 viewsfactual_blue

RIP Peter Tork on 17:42 - Feb 21 by IP12

Having written the above it did occur to me that some of The Monkees music had great meaning to it. 'Take the Last Train to Clarksville' was written because at the time of the Vietnam conflict Fort Campbell (at Clarksville) on the Tn/Ky border was the designated joining base for new US army recruits doing their basic training then being posted to Asia with many young men (and women) never to return to the family, friends and loved ones who had accompanied them to Clarksville on that 'Last Train'. I shouldn't have taken the P** about them.


Not according to the songwriter

It has often been presumed that the song refers to Clarksville, Tennessee, which is near Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the home of the 101st Airborne Division, which was then serving in Vietnam. However, according to songwriter Bobby Hart, that was not the case. Instead, according to Hart, "We were just looking for a name that sounded good. There's a little town in northern Arizona I used to go through in the summer on the way to Oak Creek Canyon called Clarkdale. We were throwing out names, and when we got to Clarkdale, we thought Clarksville sounded even better. We didn't know it at the time, [but] there is an Army base near the town of Clarksville, Tennessee — which would have fit the bill fine for the storyline. We couldn't be too direct with The Monkees. We couldn't really make a protest song out of it — we kind of snuck it in".

Addendum

The song doesn't refer to Clarksville Tennessee. It could also refer to any of these:

Clarksville, Arkansas
Clarksville, California
Clarksville, Delaware
Clarksville, Florida
Clarkesville, Georgia
Clarksville, Idaho
Clarksville, Illinois
Clarksville, Indiana, in Clark County
Clarksville, Hamilton County, Indiana
Clarksville, Iowa
Clarksville, Maryland
Clarksville, Michigan
Clarksville, Mississippi
Clarksville, Missouri
Clarksville Township, Merrick County, Nebraska
Clarksville, New Hampshire
Clarksville, New Jersey (disambiguation)
Clarksville, New York (disambiguation)
Clarksville, Ohio, in Clinton County
Clarksville, Defiance County, Ohio
Clarksville, Perry County, Ohio
Clarksville, Oklahoma
Clarksville, Pennsylvania
Clarksville, Texas
Clarksville, Austin, Texas
Clarksville, Virginia
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RIP Peter Tork on 17:57 - Feb 21 with 1678 viewsPJH

RIP Peter Tork on 17:55 - Feb 21 by factual_blue

Not according to the songwriter

It has often been presumed that the song refers to Clarksville, Tennessee, which is near Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the home of the 101st Airborne Division, which was then serving in Vietnam. However, according to songwriter Bobby Hart, that was not the case. Instead, according to Hart, "We were just looking for a name that sounded good. There's a little town in northern Arizona I used to go through in the summer on the way to Oak Creek Canyon called Clarkdale. We were throwing out names, and when we got to Clarkdale, we thought Clarksville sounded even better. We didn't know it at the time, [but] there is an Army base near the town of Clarksville, Tennessee — which would have fit the bill fine for the storyline. We couldn't be too direct with The Monkees. We couldn't really make a protest song out of it — we kind of snuck it in".

Addendum

The song doesn't refer to Clarksville Tennessee. It could also refer to any of these:

Clarksville, Arkansas
Clarksville, California
Clarksville, Delaware
Clarksville, Florida
Clarkesville, Georgia
Clarksville, Idaho
Clarksville, Illinois
Clarksville, Indiana, in Clark County
Clarksville, Hamilton County, Indiana
Clarksville, Iowa
Clarksville, Maryland
Clarksville, Michigan
Clarksville, Mississippi
Clarksville, Missouri
Clarksville Township, Merrick County, Nebraska
Clarksville, New Hampshire
Clarksville, New Jersey (disambiguation)
Clarksville, New York (disambiguation)
Clarksville, Ohio, in Clinton County
Clarksville, Defiance County, Ohio
Clarksville, Perry County, Ohio
Clarksville, Oklahoma
Clarksville, Pennsylvania
Clarksville, Texas
Clarksville, Austin, Texas
Clarksville, Virginia
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Yeah, I just read that on Wiki.
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RIP Peter Tork on 18:23 - Feb 21 with 1658 viewsEdwardStone

I always loved The Monkees….

This 'un is a real favourite of mine

An early anti-consumerist protest and a damn fine tooon



Rather humorous keyboard style from Mr Tork
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RIP Peter Tork on 18:27 - Feb 21 with 1647 viewsfactual_blue

RIP Peter Tork on 18:23 - Feb 21 by EdwardStone

I always loved The Monkees….

This 'un is a real favourite of mine

An early anti-consumerist protest and a damn fine tooon



Rather humorous keyboard style from Mr Tork


Carole King and Gerry Goffin sure could write a fine toon.

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RIP Peter Tork on 18:31 - Feb 21 with 1644 viewseireblue

I went to see them live a long time ago, after they learnt to play.

Really good gig.

Shame

RIP.
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RIP Peter Tork on 18:49 - Feb 21 with 1611 viewsEdwardStone

RIP Peter Tork on 18:31 - Feb 21 by eireblue

I went to see them live a long time ago, after they learnt to play.

Really good gig.

Shame

RIP.


My understanding is that the Impresarios behind the "manufactured" band decided it would be far easier to work with musicians pretending to be actors, rather than actors pretending to be musicians

Davy Jones was a child star, but I believe that the other 3 were already accomplished musicians
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RIP Peter Tork on 19:16 - Feb 21 with 1584 viewsPecker

Loved the programme and still love the music.

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RIP Peter Tork on 20:15 - Feb 21 with 1554 viewsPJH

RIP Peter Tork on 18:49 - Feb 21 by EdwardStone

My understanding is that the Impresarios behind the "manufactured" band decided it would be far easier to work with musicians pretending to be actors, rather than actors pretending to be musicians

Davy Jones was a child star, but I believe that the other 3 were already accomplished musicians


Micky Dolenz was also a child star.
I think Mike Nesmith was the best natural musician of the four.
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RIP Peter Tork on 20:30 - Feb 21 with 1535 viewsblueislander

RIP Peter Tork on 20:15 - Feb 21 by PJH

Micky Dolenz was also a child star.
I think Mike Nesmith was the best natural musician of the four.


After the Monkees didn’t he lead The Dirt Band who were pretty much Country.
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RIP Peter Tork on 20:31 - Feb 21 with 1535 viewsfactual_blue

RIP Peter Tork on 18:49 - Feb 21 by EdwardStone

My understanding is that the Impresarios behind the "manufactured" band decided it would be far easier to work with musicians pretending to be actors, rather than actors pretending to be musicians

Davy Jones was a child star, but I believe that the other 3 were already accomplished musicians


Davy Jones played in both the West End and Broadway productions of Oliver! in the early 60s, and was nominated for a Tony award for his performance.

Peter Tork got the part in the Monkees after a friend who'd failed the audtion suggested him. That friend was Stephen Stills. Tork, who played several instruments, was on the fringes of the Greenwich Village folk scene at the time and he & Stills became good friends.

Dolenz had been in a group in the early sixties, but as a singer. He only learnt to play the drums in The Monkees.

Nesmith was already a performer and songwriter by the time of The Monkees, and Linda Ronstadt and Paul Butterfield had recorded songs of his.

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RIP Peter Tork on 20:36 - Feb 21 with 1532 viewsblueislander

RIP Peter Tork on 20:31 - Feb 21 by factual_blue

Davy Jones played in both the West End and Broadway productions of Oliver! in the early 60s, and was nominated for a Tony award for his performance.

Peter Tork got the part in the Monkees after a friend who'd failed the audtion suggested him. That friend was Stephen Stills. Tork, who played several instruments, was on the fringes of the Greenwich Village folk scene at the time and he & Stills became good friends.

Dolenz had been in a group in the early sixties, but as a singer. He only learnt to play the drums in The Monkees.

Nesmith was already a performer and songwriter by the time of The Monkees, and Linda Ronstadt and Paul Butterfield had recorded songs of his.


There are two of the great names of 60s music:Paul Butterfield and Lind Ronstadt.
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RIP Peter Tork on 20:46 - Feb 21 with 1515 viewsfactual_blue

RIP Peter Tork on 20:36 - Feb 21 by blueislander

There are two of the great names of 60s music:Paul Butterfield and Lind Ronstadt.


Here they are, with a few more greats.....




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RIP Peter Tork on 21:03 - Feb 21 with 1497 viewsblueislander

RIP Peter Tork on 20:46 - Feb 21 by factual_blue

Here they are, with a few more greats.....





The Last Waltz is one the all-time great records, and Mystery Train is one of my favorite Elvis tracks.
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(No subject) (n/t) on 22:12 - Feb 21 with 1479 viewsFtnfwest

Hope he has an endless pleasant valley Sunday....RIP
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RIP Peter Tork on 08:52 - Feb 22 with 1352 viewsGlasgowBlue

RIP Peter Tork on 20:30 - Feb 21 by blueislander

After the Monkees didn’t he lead The Dirt Band who were pretty much Country.


And the First National Band



Of course Mike Nesmith never had to work again when his mother died and left him a fortune that she made as the inventor of Tipex.

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(No subject) (n/t) on 09:45 - Feb 22 with 1320 viewsartsbossbeard

(No subject) (n/t) on 22:12 - Feb 21 by Ftnfwest

Hope he has an endless pleasant valley Sunday....RIP
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RIP Peter Tork on 13:14 - Feb 22 with 1258 viewsFenboyBlue

Just 2 Monkees left now. 2 Beatles, 2 Doors, 2 Velvets, 2 Who
2 Creams
All of the Hendrix Experience have been gone a while.
and the MC5 are now the MC2
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RIP Peter Tork on 13:33 - Feb 22 with 1231 viewsLord_Lucan

I always liked this one


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RIP Peter Tork on 13:37 - Feb 22 with 1223 viewsBLUEBEAT

Memories of Saturday morning TV...

Probably helped shape my musical tastes...

I didn’t believe my wife when she told me the news... but then I saw her face.


Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye...


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RIP Peter Tork on 13:42 - Feb 22 with 1213 viewsLord_Lucan

RIP Peter Tork on 13:14 - Feb 22 by FenboyBlue

Just 2 Monkees left now. 2 Beatles, 2 Doors, 2 Velvets, 2 Who
2 Creams
All of the Hendrix Experience have been gone a while.
and the MC5 are now the MC2
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And The Stones!

Motherfückers!

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RIP Peter Tork on 13:48 - Feb 22 with 1203 viewsPJH

RIP Peter Tork on 13:42 - Feb 22 by Lord_Lucan

And The Stones!

Motherfückers!


Unless you know something that few others do there are still four original Stones left,aren't there?

Also three Kinks although there was a hoax death announcement regarding Mick Avory.
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