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Monkee Peter Tork and his band, Shoe Suede Blues, will perform in Edgewood Friday

Monkee Peter Tork and his band, Shoe Suede Blues, will perform in Edgewood Friday

Peter Tork, who became famous in the 1960s as a member of The Monkees, is taking a break from a Monkees 50th anniversary North American tour to perform in Edgewood Friday night with his current band, Shoe Suede Blues.

The four-member Shoe Suede Blues will perform at Club 66, which is next door to Edgewood Auto Service off of Edgewood Road. Tork's blues band has played shows at Club 66 for about 19 years, according to Dave Rode, owner of Edgewood Auto Service and president of Club 66.

"The reason that they're playing here is, Peter Tork actually said that he wanted to take a weekend off [from touring]," Rode said Monday. "It's really something very special and...

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