Rock Legends: The Monkees will air on Saturday, March 16 at 7pE for fans that missed it this week.
As a multi-talented musician proficient in guitar, bass, keyboards, banjo, and harpsichord, among others, Tork rose to fame in the 1960s as a member of the rock band The Monkees. Tork starred as the loveable bassist in the hit sitcom following the band’s adventures in rock. Putting his vast musical talent on full display, Tork co-wrote the theme song “For Pete’s Sake,” as well as “Lady’s Baby”; crafted the memorable banjo part on “You Told Me”; and—most notably—performed the iconic piano introduction on the band’s signature hit “Daydream Believer.” Following his time with The Monkees, Tork collaborated with George Harrison, embarked on a solo career, and appeared in several guest roles on popular series such as Boy Meets World, 7 Th Heaven , The King Of Queens, and Wings. He would continue to perform with The Monkees throughout the years, in various reunion concerts and tours. Tork passed away on February 21, at the age of 77.
Rock Legends: The Monkees chronicles the band’s improbable rise from fictional act to chart-topping rock sensations, on the strength of catchy songs and innovative marketing. The program features interviews with noted experts and critics, reflecting on the quartet’s musical legacy and the indelible mark they left on pop culture, and also includes a selection of original music videos.
Then, on Saturday, March 16, at 6:30pE, AXS TV presents The Monkees in their first-ever live televised performance. Originally filmed in 2016 during the band’s 50 TH Anniversary Tour, the historic evening captures original members Tork and Mickey Dolenz at the top of their game, as they blaze through unforgettable hits such as “Last Train To Clarksville,” “Papa Gene’s Blues,” “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” “Daydream Believer,” and more, in front of a lively crowd.
About AXS TV
Launched in 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban in conjunction with AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and CBS, AXS TV has established itself as the premier destination for music and entertainment programming. The network delivers an eclectic programming roster that includes original series such as The Big Interview With Dan Rather, Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar, and Real Money, as well as hard-hitting mixed martial arts events, and a slate of acclaimed documentaries and iconic concerts from some of music’s most influential artists. AXS TV is also the U.S. home of the popular New Japan Pro Wrestling and WOW-Women Of Wrestling promotions and Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA). AXS TV is currently available nationally in the United States and parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. For a list of providers, visit axs.tv/subscribe . For more information, see www.axs.tv . Follow AXS TV on Facebook ,Twitter @axstv ; Instagram ; and YouTube . Press information is available at axstvmediacenter.com .
- Photo Credit Courtesy of The Monkees