Peter Tork, bassist for the Monkees, dies aged 77

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Accomplished folk musician and teen star helped move the guitar-pop band beyond their manufactured image

Peter Tork, the bassist for the Monkees, has died aged 77.

Tork, who also sang on a number of the band’s songs and played keyboards, had been diagnosed with a rare form of tongue cancer in 2009, though the cause of his death, which was confirmed by his sister, has not been announced.

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