So I got to thinking...and piecing together the events of 1969 in my head...coming to a very baffling question that I cannot easily answer. Why did Peter Tork fall off the face of the earth after he quit The Monkees in 1968? He seemingly had tons of street cred with the heavies of the day.....he came up through Greenwich Village with the likes of the Mamas and Papas/Mugwumps, Stephen Stills, et. al. He was a very well accomplished musician, as he could both read it and play it by ear, and was advanced (if not proficient) in piano and guitar/bass/banjo. He didn't write much, but wrote the famous closing theme for the TV show and had two tracks (out of six) on the last Monkees album he was a part of. He also was prominently featured as the harpsichord soloist on the first Monkees-played hit ("The Girl I Knew Somewhere") and was the pianist on their 2nd biggest hit, "Daydream Believer"....and the piano pretty much defined that tune. He wrote the piano parts to "Daydream" and "Shades of Gray". For all intents and purposes, he was on a serious roll from 1967 through 1968. Around this time you had all kinds of "serious" bands starting up using the best players of bands going defunct (or guys that just wanted out of their existing band). Crosby, Stills & Nash. Stills/Bloomfield/Kooper. Poco. Flying Burrito Brothers . Hot Tuna. Just a few off the top of my head. So how is it that Tork didn't wind up ANYwhere, music-wise? Sounds like he was well-liked among all the folks around Laurel Canyon, letting them share in his wealth, hanging out at his house, using his stuff, etc.....many influential friends, including Janis Joplin, George Harrison, Stephen Stills, Mama Cass, Jimi Hendrix.... Easy answer would be drugs/alcohol....but heck, that didn't keep the Gram Parsons of the world in the shadows. Theories?