Peter Tork

Monkees Singer and Bassist Peter Tork Dead at 77

Peter Tork, of the 1960 television series “The Monkees,” has died at the age of 77. His sister, Anne Thorkelson, confirmed the news to the Washington Post. According to the Washington Post, Thorkelson did not say how her brother died. But he was diagnosed with a rare cancer affecting his tongue in 2009. A statement was […]

The Glorious Corner: FX “Feud” Over, Madonna’s Blonde Ambition, Monkee Michael Nesmith’s New Book, “Infinite Tuesday” and More!

    G.H. Harding    FEUD OVER — This past week I watched the final two installments of Ryan Murphy’s Feud on FX, which depicted the tumultuous relationship between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. I think this was one of the best things I’ve watched on the small screen since Murphy’s OJ-series. The writing was […]

Today in The Glorious Corner: Hamptons International Film Festival, Billy Bush, The Monkees and More!

  G.H. Harding  HIFF – The 24th Hamptons International Film Festival was held this past weekend and few could have predicted that the only interruption and unease came from not Hurricane Matthew, but Donald Trump and Billy Bush. We’ll discuss this a bit more down the line, but, for the HIFF let me say we caught four rather incredible films; the first Strange […]

Today in The Glorious Corner: Keifer Sutherland, The Monkees, David Sanborn and More!

    G.H. Harding DESIGNATED KEIFER — Wednesday’s debut of Keifer Sutherland’s new ABC  TV opus Designated Survivor more than lived up to the rather massive media-campaign prior to its debut. I was a pretty big 24 fan and though some of the plots lines were recycled over and over, Sutherland’s brio kept things moving at a nice clip. Also, for […]

Today in the Glorious Corner: Miles Davis, The Monkees, Warren Beatty and More!

  G.H. Harding  MILES HIGH — I watched a movie this weekend I had been intrigued with ever since its release earlier this year: Miles Ahead, a passion project from actor Don Cheadle, who co-wrote, directed and stars in this feature about the infamous Miles Davis; who disappears from public view for a period of five years […]

The Glorious Corner: New George Harrison and Spooky Tooth Music Released, Don Henley Looks Back, Cherchez Streamed Live and More!

    By G.H. Harding WRIGHT & HARRISON — Guitar tracks recorded by George Harrison in 1972 for Spooky Tooth’s Gary White will be released next month. Harrison contributed to Spooky Tooth frontman Gary Wright’s Wonderwheel album Ring Of Changes – but the album was abandoned, with only the single “I Know” being heard. Harrison is heard on “Goodby Sunday” and several […]

The Glorious Corner: The Monkees Score Again, Canada’s Tragically Hip, Breaking Conformity, Billy Joel and More!

  By G.H. Harding  MONKEES SCORE … AGAIN — There’s nothing like seeing a band when they have a No. 1 record and The Monkees (who still have the top selling musical package on Amazon) started this past Wednesday at ABC’s Good Morning America where, despite a somewhat haphazard interview with Michael Strahan and Lara Spencer, blew audiences away with their […]

The Glorious Corner: The Monkees, Simon Cowell, Johnny Depp, Red Nose Day, Sinatra and More!

    By G. H. Harding  VIDEO MIKE — Monkee-Michael Nesmith announced yesterday he’ll make his first appearance as part of the 50th anniversary Monkees tour being done by Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, tonight, June 1 at Town Hall in NYC. He said he will appear after intermission via Skype. “I won’t be there in person but on Skype on […]

The Glorious Corner: The Monkees, Money Monster, Billy Bush, Cherchez La Femme and More!

  By G.H. Harding  HERE THEY ARE — All weekend the number 1 album on Amazon wasn’t Blake Shelton, Beyonce or even the soundtrack from Hamilton… it is The Monkees’ new album Good Times… and, you know what: it deserves it.  A absolutely scintillating collection of tunes from the likes of Rivers Cuomo, Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher.  Even Nesmith, ever-the […]

The Monkees Announce New Album and Tour For 50th Anniversary

The Monkees are ready to have some fun this year as the iconic band celebrates its 50th anniversary with a tour and the group’s first new album in 20 years, appropriately titled GOOD TIMES!. GOOD TIMES! features all three surviving band members – Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork. The unmistakable voice of the […]

The Glorious Corner: Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White Passes, CBS’s The Good Wife, The Monkees To Release First Studio Album After 20 Years and More!

by G.H. Harding   WHITE PASSES — Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like “September,” ”Shining Star” and “Boogie Wonderland,” died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said. White, who was 74, suffered from Parkinson’s Disease and had retreated […]

Review: Rockers On Broadway Honors Micky Dolenz and Frankie Valli

  Donnie Kehr’s Rockers On Broadway (their 21st annual event) delivered another knockout show Monday night, at Le Poisson Rouge in the Village, this year celebrating Teen Idols. “Everyone had one” says Kehr, as they hosted a terrific ensemble of acts, and honored Micky Dolenz and Frankie Valli with Lifetime Achievement Awards. Radio-personality Bruce Morrow (Cousin Brucie) was also honored with the Ambassador of Rock award. Courtney Reed (Jasmine in Aladdin; Carla from In The […]

Rockers On Broadway Honoring Micky Dolenz, Franki Valli and Cousin Brucie

With one week left (show on Monday, November 17) – Rockers OnBroadway will honor two of America’s teen icons Micky Dolenz and Frankie Valli with Lifetime Achievement Awards and legendary DJ ‘Cousin’ Brucie Morrow with the Ambassador of Rock Award.  Says Rockers On Broadway’s Donnie Kehr, “Teen Idols, have always been a special kind of rock star!  When their songs came on the radio […]

Rockers On Broadway Honors Micky Dolenz November 17, Special Guest: Peter Tork!!

Rockers On Broadway will be honoring Micky Dolenz and Frankie Valli at a special benefit on Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker Street in New York City. Honoring two of America’s teen icons Micky Dolenz and Frankie Valli with Lifetime Achievement Awards and legendary DJ ‘Cousin’ Brucie Morrow with the Ambassador […]

Mike Nesmith Will Join Micky Dolenz for the 2014 Monkees Convention

For Monkees Fans, this is 49 years in the making! Be a part of history as Mike Nesmith joins Micky Dolenz for his FIRST ever Monkee Convention being held at the Hilton Meadowlands in NJ March 14, 15 and 16th of 2014. Promoters Phyllis Paganucci and Jodi Blau Ritzen of Then and Now Events have […]

Monkees Announce 2013 Full Tour Dates!

The Monkees are returning to the road in July for a 24-date American tour they are dubbing “A Midsummer’s Night With the Monkees.” As was the case on their reunion tour in late 2012, it will feature surviving members Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork. “The reaction to the last tour was euphoric,” Micky […]