Peter Tork "In This Generation"

Fri. May 3, 2013 at 8:00pm EDT
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Peter Tork "In This Generation"

Peter Tork
" In This Generation"
My life in the Monkees & so much more.......
Peter's performance of "In This Generation" is a multi media presentation very much like the recent Peter Asher performance. If you attended the Peter Asher show, you know how special it was & if you didn't, you heard from those that were lucky enough to attend. Peter will take you through a nearly 50 year musical journey with video, photographs, music history lesson & auto biography & concert. Don't miss this show!

John & Mary

The Monkees’ Peter Tork skyrocketed to fame in 1966, but the stories and musical heritage of this gifted, articulate musician and storyteller have remained unheard --and unseen-- until now. Still breaking new ground in a five-decade career, Peter Tork lifts the veil on stage with “In This Generation: My Life in the Monkees and so much more”. Previously unseen photos and footage, unheard songs, and hits fans know and love come together powerfully and gracefully as Tork weaves the tale of a musical education in folk and pop that culminates with his early years as a performer in the clubs of Greenwich Village. But it is a move to California, and a recommendation by friend Stephen Stills, that leads Peter to audition for a part in a TV series.

“Madness!! Auditions. Folk & Roll Musicians -- Singers for acting roles in new TV series. Running Parts for 4 insane boys, age 17-21. Want spirited Ben Frank's-types.”

He passed the audition of course, and alongside Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, and Micky Dolenz, became forever known as one of The Monkees -- chart topping media sensations in both the 60s and 80s, with seven platinum albums to their credit.

“In This Generation: My Life in the Monkees and so much more” brings to life onstage the roller coaster ride of blistering TV ratings, concert tours, recording sessions, magazine covers, The Beatles, The Wrecking Crew, Jimi Hendrix, Jack Nicholson, MTV, Japan, Reunion tours, and 45 off-again on-again years with the group that the late Davy Jones called “The brothers I never had.”

His early romance with blues and folk intensified Tork’s interest in songs and songwriting, and many of his own compositions reflect that early dedication. Tork's song "For Pete's Sake" was the closing theme of the TV show's second season --a well deserved placement and a considerable compliment, knowing that songs written by Carole King, Boyce and Harte, Neil Diamond, Harry Nilsson, and John Stewart all were in the running for that honor. The stories behind those songs are among the wealth of insights featured "In This Generation.”
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Sportsmens Tavern 326 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207