Wrote the foreword for "The Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool" by Chris Strodder (2007, Santa Monica Press).
The Mamas and the Papas | Mamas and the Papas
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[about her friend 'Mama' Cass Elliot
] There will never be anyone like her in my lifetime. I will never have a friend like her, or an influence like her. And I will never hear another voice like hers.
The wildly popular The Mamas and the Papas
, 1960s pop/folk group ("Monday, Monday" and "California Dreamin'" were their biggest hits), comprised Michelle and her husband at the time, John Phillips
, along with 'Mama' Cass Elliot
and Denny Doherty
. Michelle was temporarily kicked out of the group (replaced by Jill Gibson) after it was discovered she was having an affair with the other "Papa" (...