Denny Doherty

Greatly Appreciated

Denny Doherty  (November 29, 1940 – January 19, 2007) was a Canadian singer, songwriter and musician.  He was most widely known as a founding member of the 1960s musical group The Mamas & the Papas.  (More from Wikipedia)

The Mamas and the Papas are another band featuring both men and women that had enduring popularity throughout the British Invasion years.  They were also one of the first American bands that fans began to know individually the way they knew the Beatles:  Suave bandleader John Phillips, his gorgeous wife Michelle Phillips, the muscular singer Cass Elliot (who became known almost immediately as “Mama Cass”), and Denny Doherty, the other Papa.  


(November 2013)


Last edited: March 22, 2021