Quotes from Peter Tork
"At that time, I never gave getting older a second thought. Now I am thinking twenty-years in advance. I have a twenty-year plan."
"Elvis deserves a lot of credit for bringing the blues to middle America, not the Vegas stuff. The early stuff, The Sun records, and the first few RCA records. He was wonderful, he had the power, the drive, and he was so dedicated to his music."
"Every country has it trade offs."
"Getting to play the blues has been transcendant for me. I can't say if my finest hour is yet to come, you want to make a dent in this world, well I do anyway."
"Hitting a baseball well, as in cricket, is a very rare skill. One of most difficult things to do in the world to do, hitting a ball coming at you at ninety miles an hour with a round bat. Wonderful to watch."
"I am a still friend with Dave Crosby, he's a weird duck but I like him a lot."
"I am more of an old black and white movies fan."
"I did as well as I knew how and have nothing to be ashamed of."
"I didn't get the heartthrob thing."
"I don't know about friends, but what time I spent with The Beatles they were very courteous to me."
"I get to play a scorching lead guitar, and there's not much that's more fun than that."
"I got on with the Byrds much better. I was in Greenwich Village with Roger McGuinn, of The Byrds, we used to smoke and hang out."
"I have never done Cult TV before, the convention was good. It gives the fans a chance to meet the celebrities. Connect with the guy that used to be a bunch of coloured dots on your TV screen."
"I like to listen the blues and some classical."
"I never listen to music in the house, I listen to music in the car."
"I was removed from the Monkees' phenomena, because I was annoyed they were making records without our participation."
"I've enjoyed Long Island a lot. There have always been shows here that I enjoyed doing with The Monkees, and solo shows in the 80's."
"In the early 80's I had a band called The Peter Tork Project, and we played a number of rooms here on the island."
"It was so much fun to do, play the blues and then play a Monkees' set on the same night."
"Michael Sunday and I are the original members of the band. We first did it just for charities and benefit concerts. It was very ad-hoc, and before we knew it, we were really a band. We went through several drummers and guitarists before we were happy with"
"My most favourite gigs that ever happened were solo, before The Monkees ever happened."
"No, I was raised on classical music."
"No, in 1968 I still wanted to be a Pop Star, and be about the music. Now, I want to be just about the music."
"Oh, the most fun thing I've ever been asked to autograph was breasts."
"Only one of us would usually sing lead. Which most of the time was, Mickey or Dave. They thought it was perfectly a natural routine, because Mickey and Dave saw themselves as TV actors."
"Original Monkees' songs were produced very thinly, on purpose."
"Our music may not have been daring, but the TV show was and deserves at least a footnote in history on that account."
"Pop music is aspirin and the blues are vitamins."
"Pop music, disco music, and heavy metal music is about shutting out the tensions of life, putting it away."
"Put you energy into music. If it fails you, you can become an accountant or a dentist. And then if you become a dentist or an accountant, it's too late to become a musician afterwards."
"Ringo is one of the world's true humans. The only one out those four guys, who did not have an agenda. Ringo was just into the music."
"Shoe Suede Blues is ten years old this year. The Band consists of four members."
"Shoe Suede Blues opened for the Monkees in the 1997 reunion tour for two shows. I went out in disguise when I played with Shoe Suede Blues."
"The blues brings you back into the fold. The blues isn't about the blues, it's about we have all had the blues and we are all in this together."
"The four of us couldn't have made a record with the time left over when we were shooting the show. We were on stage from 7.30 in the morning 'til 7 at night. Later on, when there was a break from filming, and we were sick of doing it the old way."
"The groupies are far more real now than there were then."
"The Monkees was a straight sitcom, we used the same plots that were on the other situation comedies at the time. So the music wasn't threatening, we weren't threatening."
"The most significant thing about the Monkees as a pop phenomenon is that we were the only TV show about young adults that did not feature a wiser, older person."
"There hasn't been one show that we did, that I didn't enjoy to some extent."
"We did very little improvisation on camera, and once in a while we did."
"Yes, I am a good singer."
"Yes, once we got the hang of what we were doing, the director's trusted us as much as they trusted the writers."
"Yet, the best rock and roll singer is Little Richard. I can't sing any where near as good as him so I don't even bother to try."
Total Quotes: 43
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