Mamas & Papas Member Denny Doherty Dies
January 19, 2007 at 2:39 PM (PT)
DENNY DOHERTY, one-quarter of '60s band THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS, died today (1/19) at his home in MISSISSAUGA, near TORONTO, after a short illness. He was 66.
The group was known for such songs as "California Dreamin'," "Dedicated To The One I Love" and "Monday, Monday" and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1998. In 2003 DOHERTY was co-author and a performer in an off-BROADWAY show called "Dream A Little Dream: THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS Musical."
Born in HALIFAX, DOHERTY started his music career in MONTREAL in 1960 as the co-founder of THE COLONIALS, which later became THE HALIFAX THREE. He made a solo record in 1974 and voiced the characters on the children's TV series "Theodore Tugboat."