The Mamas & the Papas
|The Mamas & The Papas|
Michelle Phillips, Cass Elliot, Denny Doherty and John Phillips in 1968
|Origin||New York City, United States|
|Genres||Folk rock, Psychedelic pop, Sunshine pop|
|Years active||1965–1968; 1971|
The Mamas & The Papas were a popular pop music singing group in the 1960s. The group recorded and performed from 1965 to 1968 with a short reunion in 1971, releasing five albums and ten hit singles. They have sold nearly 40 million records worldwide.
The members of the group were John Phillips, his wife Michelle Phillips, Dennis Doherty, and Cass Elliot. They formed in New York City in 1964 and broke up in the early 1970s. Some of their famous songs are California Dreamin', I Saw Her Again and Creeque Alley.
Other websites[change | change source]
- The Official Cass Elliot site
- "Dream a Little Dream" - The History of The Mamas & the Papas as remembered by Denny Doherty
- The John E A Phillips Appreciation Group on Facebook
- Text of Interview with Scott McKenzie and John Phillips
- Hear The Mamas & the Papas (music and interviews) on the Pop Chronicles (1969).