Denny Doherty, a founding member of the 1960s folk-pop band the Mamas and the Papas, dead at 66

Denny Doherty, a founding member of the 1960s folk-pop
band the Mamas and the Papas, died yesterday at his home in
Mississauga, Ontario. He was 66.

The cause was not immediately known, his daughter Emberly said. But
she said her father had recently suffered kidney failure after surgery
for a stomach aneurysm.

With chiming guitars and rich, meticulous harmonies that could be
tinged with darkness, the Mamas and the Papas became one of the most
popular and influential American bands of the era between the Beatles’
arrival and Woodstock. Their enduring hits, like “California Dreamin’,”
“Monday, Monday” and “Dedicated to the One I Love,” mixed the gentle
jangle of folk with a rock backbeat and sweet, layered pop vocals.
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