Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Music-Report for Friday, Feb. 22

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Music-Report for Friday, Feb. 22

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Prep-Music-Report for Feb. 22

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OBIT- PETER TORK - THE MONKEES

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Peter Tork remembers not being nervous when he auditioned for The Monkees. He told The Associated Press in 2000 he didn't care whether he got the role. He said he had been more nervous at auditions he went to since that one. When asked what kind of actor should play him in a movie of his life, Tork joked, "Tall, dark, handsome, beautiful, talented, witty, charming and a magnet to women." He says the truth was more like, "Almost pathologically shy, nervous to a fault, feeling very gawky and insecure." Tork died yesterday in Connecticut from a rare cancer of the salivary glands, according to his son. Tork was 77.

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OBIT - PETER TORK - REACTION

UNDATED (AP) -- Micky Dolenz of The Monkees says he has no words to describe the loss of Peter Tork. Dolenz tweets he is heartbroken over the loss of his "Monkee brother." Mike Nesmith writes on Facebook that Tork will be part of him forever. Nesmith says he prays that Tork's songs "reach the heights that can lift us and that our childhood lives forever." Tork died yesterday at the age of 77. Davy Jones died in 2012. Dolenz and Nesmith wanted to reunite The Monkees last year, but Tork sat out so he could work on his "Relax Your Mind" album.

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R. KELLY - MORE ACCUSATIONS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two more women have come forward to accuse R. Kelly of sexual misconduct. Latresa (lah-TREES') Scaff says she was 16 and Rochelle Washington says she was 15 when Kelly picked them out of a crowd at a party after Kelly's concert in Baltimore in the mid-1990s. Scaff says Kelly told them to come to his hotel room and had his staff give them drugs and alcohol. Scaff says Kelly wanted a threesome, but Washington refused and hid in the bathroom. Scaff says she had sex with Kelly, but she was under the influence and could not consent. …

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