MISSISSAUGA, Ont. (AP) - Former Mamas and the Papas member Denny Doherty died today at his home in Canada after a short illness. He was 66.
Doherty was one-quarter of the 1960s folk-rock group known for their soaring harmonies. Hits included "California Dreamin," "Monday Monday" and "Dedicated to the One I Love."
The Mamas and the Papas broke new ground by having women and men in one group at a time when most singing groups were unisex. Singer-songwriter Doherty teamed with John Phillips, the group's chief songwriter; his wife, Michelle; and another female vocalist, Cass Elliot.
The Mamas and the Papas were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.