The Monkees were in the sixties to be very successful, with hits such as “I'm a Believer”, “Last Train to Clarkville” and “Hey Hey We're the Monkees”. The group was created in a tv-series of the channel NBC, which was looking for an American answer to The Beatles. For that reason, and also because their numbers are not themselves wrote, is also quite agree with the somewhat mocking nickname of ‘The Prefab Four’ to The Monkees reference. At the same time, the group as a trendsetter to be seen, because she is considered the first real boysband.
In 1970, was the band from each other, but later there followed several reunions.
About the cause of death of Tork is not entirely clear. Ten years ago it was announced that Tork is a rare form of cancer, but he seemed to have recovered from that disease.