Friday, January 19, 2007

RIP: Denny Doherty

We here at PowerPop mark with sadness the passing of Denny Doherty of the Mamas and Papas.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Denny Doherty, one-quarter of the 1960s folk-rock group the Mamas and the Papas, known for their soaring harmony on hits like "California Dreamin'" and "Monday, Monday," died Friday at 66.

His sister Frances Arnold said the singer-songwriter died at his home in Mississauga, a city just west of Toronto, after a short illness.

Denny was the hapless workhorse of the group, a nice guy who happened to hook up with a whole set of complete loons. Talented loons, but loons. He was always the regular guy along for the ride.

Rest in peace.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have written a blog entry, "Dedicated to... Dennis Doherty", at honour of this fineCanadian musician and performer.It features links tovideos of three of the Mama and the Papa's most memorable songs.Say alittle prayer for him.