Frontier Former Editor

March 6, 2009

I’m a believer . . . .

Filed under: Be HEALED!, guitar heroes, observations, old times — Tags: , , — Frontier Former Editor @ 4:24 pm

Confession: If I had ever had to hang out with the Monkees, I would have hung out with Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork. Micky Dolenz was just a little wound up and Davy Jones still has to apologize for that Brady Bunch appearance . . .

Anyway, Pete, I’m rooting for you on this one:

Peter Tork, a former member of the 1960s pop group the Monkees, says he has a rare form of head and neck cancer, but the prognosis is good.

The 67-year-old Tork had surgery Wednesday in New York. His spokeswoman says he is doing well and will begin radiation treatment after a short recovery period.

He announced on his Web site Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma on the lower region of his tongue. He says it’s an uncommon but slow-growing type of cancer, and it hasn’t spread beyond the initial site.


  1. The idea that any member of the Monkees is 67 does give me serious pause. My best junior-high-school friend was gag over them.

    Comment by sledpress — March 6, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

  2. poor peter

    Comment by nursemyra — March 7, 2009 @ 3:05 am

  3. I’m with Sledpress, you don’t see your teen heroes aging. Even if you are getting up there yourself. I wish him the best of health after this.

    Comment by silverstar98121 — March 7, 2009 @ 7:56 am

  4. I just realized I wrote “gag.”

    She was gaga. I was the one who kind of gagged when she kept sending fan letters

    Comment by sledpress — March 7, 2009 @ 3:05 pm

  5. Raincoaster posted a photo of Davy Jones’s man tits awhile back – still gagging over that one.

    I was crazy about the Monkees when I was ten – my favourite was Micky.

    Comment by azahar — March 9, 2009 @ 7:09 am

  6. Davy with man-tits? Now I am really, seriously traumatized.

    Comment by sledpress — March 9, 2009 @ 11:10 pm

  7. No, you only thought you were traumatized – check ’em out…

    Comment by azahar — March 10, 2009 @ 6:38 pm

  8. oh my eyes my eyes

    Comment by nursemyra — March 13, 2009 @ 3:59 am

  9. It was pretty bad. Now he has to apologize for that AND ‘The Brady Bunch’ appearance.

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — March 13, 2009 @ 2:00 pm

  10. It was the jowls that traumatized me. That, and the quiz in the adjacent post about which aphrodisiac you are. I turned out to be asparagus.

    I actually eat asparagus oftener than any other vegetable, but I had no idea.

    Comment by sledpress — March 13, 2009 @ 10:10 pm

  11. ‘bro-ssieres’

    You learn something new every day!

    Comment by Stiletto — March 30, 2009 @ 10:32 am

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