That Was Then This Is Now.....
I was very sad to hear the news today that Peter Tork of The Monkees passed away at the age of 77. I remember as a kid watching reruns of The Monkees after school every day. I loved the show and really love the music of The Monkees.
In the summer of 1986 Mikey Dolenz and Peter Tork released a surprise new single under The Monkees name. That Was Then, This Is Now made it all the way up to #20 on the Hot 100, it was the bands first hit in 18 years. The video and song got pretty strong play and it seemed that reruns of The Monkees also ramped up.