On this date in 1942, Peter Halsten Thorkelson was born in Washington, D.C. Twenty-six years later he was in a pop group known as The Monkees, had changed his name to Peter Tork, and was appearing with Timothy in a film called Head (1968). Today’s pic is from that very film. It’s a noteworthy one, showing Tim, as the mysterious Lord High ‘n’ Low, wearing a Pilgrim-style hat that ultimately did not appear in the finished film.
Tork is thankfully still with us, making music, touring, and sharing his memories of being a part of the “Pre-Fab Four.” I highly recommend Eric Lefcowitz‘s eye-opening book Monkee Business: The Revolutionary Made-For-TV Band for an unprecedented look at the group’s adventures. Happy birthday, Peter! And “Atta boy, Mike!”