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The Tragic Death Of The Mamas And The Papas' Cass Elliot

The Mamas and the Papas was one of those '60s phenomena, soft rock rising out of the folk music era, four young people creating music that captured the public's ear and held tight. John Phillips, Michelle Phillips (yes, they were married), Denny Doherty, and Cass Elliot found their way into each other's artistic circle and soared, says Biography. Though each of the four members would go on to create art in one fashion or another — John Phillips and Doherty in music, Michelle more focused on

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    The Tragic Death Of The Mamas And The Papas' Cass Elliot - Grunge

    The Tragic Death Of The Mamas And The Papas' Cass Elliot - Grunge

    The Mamas and the Papas was one of those '60s phenomena, soft rock rising out of the folk music era, four young people creating music that captured the public's ear and held tight. John Phillips, Michelle Phillips (yes, they were married), Denny Doherty, and Cass Elliot found their way into each other's artistic circle and soared, says Biography. Though each of the four members would go on to create art in one fashion or another — John Phillips and Doherty in music, Michelle more focused on acting — arguably, it was Cass who has had the longest impact on popular culture, even today.

    The Real The Reason The Mamas And The Papas Broke Up - Grunge

    The Real The Reason The Mamas And The Papas Broke Up - Grunge

    The Mamas and the Papas was a genuine flash across pop music in the 1960s. The band came together through connections, as bands tended to do in those days (and maybe still do; we haven't kept track): John and Michelle Phillips, freshly married, began working with Denny Doherty, says Rolling Stone, in a band called The New Journeymen. They were joined later by Denny's best friend, Cass Elliot — the foursome known as The Mamas and the Papas. Theirs was usually classified as "folk rock" — Phillips supposedly shot for a knockoff of Peter, Paul and Mary before their unique delivery gelled — a gentle attention to lyrics and the delightful, rich harmonies John provided, along with the songs he wrote — "their haunting and sumptuous harmony singing," as The Hollywood Reporter phrased it.

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    Rock Stars Who Died Tragically - Grunge

    The mythology of rock 'n' roll is eternal youth and jubilation. When the music genre burst on the scene in the post-WWII, conservative United States during the 1950s, it immediately became the target for ire and hate from members of the Greatest Generation and the Silent Generation, while becoming an everyday part of life for the Baby Boomers. Elvis Presley's shaking hips, Chuck Berry's duck walk, Little Richard's and Jerry Lee Lewis' showmanship on the piano, and many other performers captured the hearts of teenagers, and rock laid the foundation for popular music over the second half of the 20th century.

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