Denny Doherty Of The Mamas And Papas Dead At 66

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  1. Beyond Belief

    Beyond Belief New Member

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    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Former Mamas and the Papas member Denny Doherty died Friday at his home in Canada after a short illness. He was 66.



    Doherty was one-quarter of the 1960s folk-rock group known for their soaring harmonies. Hits included "California Dreamin," "Monday Monday" and "Dedicated to the One I Love."



    The Mamas and the Papas broke new ground by having women and men in one group at a time when most singing groups were unisex. Singer-songwriter Doherty teamed with John Phillips, the group's chief songwriter; his wife, Michelle; and another female vocalist, Cass Elliot
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  3. capps

    capps New Member

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    He is also the dad of McKenzie Phillips of "One Day At A Time". They both had drug problems,went through rehab together,and toured in a band while trying to stay clean several years back. That's too bad and too young.

    ETA: Ooops ... I got mixed up,it was John Phillips that was McKenzie Phillips dad ... just the same,it's still sad. My goodness,the only one left in the group is Michelle.
     
  4. Beyond Belief

    Beyond Belief New Member

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    Aren't John and Michelle her parents?
     
  5. capps

    capps New Member

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    Yes you're right Beyond Belief,my mistake.
     
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    Beyond Belief New Member

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    LOL you never can tell.............
     
  7. Maral

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    John and Michelle are the parents of Chynna Phillips. MacKenzie Phillips is John's daughter by his first wife.

    Rest in Peace, Denny.
     
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    nanandjim Former Member

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    I think that MacKenzie's mother worked at the Pentagon and divorced her rock and roll husband, John, before MacKenzie was 2 years old.. I believe that Michelle is the mother of Chynna Phillips, though.
     
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    nanandjim Former Member

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    You beat me to it! :) Didn't Denny have an affair with Michelle and Mama Cass was in love with him but not vice versa? Wasn't it rumored for a while that Denny was the father of Cass's daughter? It's been awhile. So, I may very well be confused.

    I hope that Denny lived a good life. He has joined John and Cass in Heaven. :angel:
     
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    I had forgotten about all of that, Nan. But now that you mention it, I do remember hearing those rumors.
     
  11. Peter Hamilton

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    Denny Doherty was the one with the voice as well as Mama Cass--the other two were just ok singers--Mamas and Papas had some classic songs way back then,, John Phllips wrote them all--R.I.P Denny-- World Without End Amen
     
  12. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    This brings back so many memories.

    R.I.P. Denny.
     
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    oh no... yet another 60's casualty. i love these guys... they were truly one of a kind. RIP
     
  14. hipmamajen

    hipmamajen I love the friends I have gathered together on thi

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    That's just sad, he's awfully young.
     
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    I am not sure about the Pentagon employment. Mackenzie's mom is socialite Susan Adams and comes from a wealthy family in Virginia.

    Mackenzie was named for friend and fellow songwriter Scott MacKenzie.

    Peace to Denny, John & Cass.
     

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