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A few months later, Doherty's band broke up and he and his accompanist, Zalman Yanovsky, were broke in New York City (The largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center).
Doherty produced a show called "Dream a Little Dream" which was a narrative of his perspective of the story of The Mamas & the Papas.
- Doherty's narrative of the Mamas & the Papas
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/de/denny_doherty.htm   (543 words)

 Encyclopedia: Denny Doherty
Dennis Gerrard Stephen Doherty (born November 29, 1940 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) is a singer and songwriter.
Due to some fan demand and mostly to John, Michelle was allowed to rejoin the band in late August of 1966, while Jill Gibson was given a lump sum for her efforts.
Doherty produced a show called Dream a Little Dream which was a narrative of his perspective of the story of The Mamas and the Papas.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Denny-Doherty   (397 words)

 Doherty, Denny
Doherty sang in New York in the Big Three (with Cass Elliott and Tim Rose) and in 1964 in the seminal folk-rock group The Mugwumps (with Elliott, Yanovsky, and James Hendricks).
He was a member in Los Angeles (1965-8, with Elliott and John and Michelle Phillips) of the Mamas and the Papas, the most popular vocal group of its day.
He sang at the 1977 and 1978 Atlantic Folk Festivals, was host for CBC Halifax TV's 'Denny's Sho' in the summer of 1978, and then took dramatic roles at the Neptune Theatre.
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 The History of The Mamas and Papas
Another reason she came down to the islands was she fell in love with Denny from the moment she first laid eyes on him (he saw her while she was singing with her group the Big Three).
Denny didn't understand where she was coming from though, and didn't know how deep her feelings were.
She was mad at Michelle and Denny for their "island flirtations" and at John for not originally letting her in the group.
www.angelfire.com /ma2/mamasandpapas/bio.html   (1996 words)

 Dream A Little Dream : Reviews
Doherty seems inconsolable at the loss of his best friend and the heart and soul of the group, Cass Elliot, who died in '74 and this show is dedicated to the one he really loved.
Doherty is a born story-teller of the true, Celtic Maritime variety, and has a nice way with puns and down home imagery.
Papa Denny Doherty stars in the funny and touching musical joined onstage by a superlative group of singers and musicians and throughout the performance, Doherty shares his unique perspective and insight of perhaps the most influential musical group of the Sixties.
www.dennydoherty.com /reviews.html   (1660 words)

 The Mamas & the Papas
John Phillips, Cass Elliott, Denny Doherty and Michelle Phillips formed the group after several previous folk groups failed.
During a trip to Mexico, Denny revealed his affair to Elliot, who was furious (since she was secretly in love with Doherty).
Doherty was drinking heavily trying to forget Michelle and had a hard time seeing her back with John.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/t/th/the_mamas___the_papas.html   (1070 words)

 CANOE -- JAM! - Doherty as Dream weaver
This problematic but somehow moving story, told in fluid and informal style with the help of a backing band, is at once a long yarn about a famous pop group in a fabled time, and a 21/2-hour confession from a man coming to terms with his personal past.
Still, Doherty spares no one, not even himself, as he recounts various screwings-over and, mainly, the grim love triangle between he and bandmates Michelle and John Phillips.
Doherty is a born story-teller of the true, Celtic Maritime variety, and has a nice way with puns and cute, down-home imagery (throughout, he compares his good fortune to leaping from "flat rock to flat rock" across a river, but is wary of the "slippery stones" of the music industry).
jam.canoe.ca /Theatre/Reviews/D/Dream_A_Little_Dream/2001/06/30/pf-741927.html   (542 words)

 The Mamas and Papas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With their mix of male (John Phillips, Denny Doherty) and female (Cass Elliot, Michelle Phillips) voices, astute songwriting and arrangements from Phillips and musical contributions from some of Los Angeles' finest session musicians, the Mamas and the Papas cut some of the most indelible and durable records of the sixties.
Denny Doherty had been a member of The Halifax Three, which, after two albums for Epic, included future Lovin' Spoonful member Zal Yanovsky.
Denny Doherty recorded two unsuccessful solo albums and Michelle Phillips resumed her acting career in the movie "Dillinger" and a movie bio of Rudolph Valentino.
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 Mainstage Management: Dream a Little Dream   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Now, a member of the group, Denny Doherty, has taken the groups’ legacy to the live stage with “Dream A Little Dream” a stage play/musical which is subtitled “the almost true story”.
From the beginnings of the group, through Doherty’s brief romance with Michelle Phillips to his friendship with Cass Elliot –; who was deeply in love with Doherty during the groups lifetime – to John Phillips relentless perfectionism, Doherty tells the story as a true Irishman can, with humor, spirit, and pathos.
Doherty, along with fellow members of The Mamas and The Papas John Phillips, Michelle Phillips, and Owen Elliot (daughter of Cass Elliot) were introduced into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1998.
www.mainstage-mgmt.com /shows/dream/dream.html   (458 words)

 Denny Doherty
Denny's first serious vocal group was formed with others from his hometown of Halifax and known as The Colonials.
Denny can be said to have had the most varied career after the break-up of the group since he became involved in major projects of music, film, stage, and television at various points.
Denny would tour with the group (which had a constantly changing membership) for some time.
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 The D in DJMC--Denny
Denny was a memeber of the folk group The Halifax Three.
Denny became fast and close friends with Cass, and kinda realized that she had a major thing for him.
Denny was trying to get Michelle out of his life, and still didn't get it, so he told Cass no. Cass left with no regrets, but Denny was regretful when he found out about her death, and the lies spread about it.
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 New York's Premier Alternative Newspaper. Arts, Music, Food, Movies and Opinion
The show stars real-life "Papa" Denny Doherty, who helped write the script and serves as the narrator-guide for the psychedelic musical montage that trips through the rise and fall of his group.
Denny and Michelle fooled around some, but Michelle could never make up her mind whom she loved more.
And then of course you had Mama Cass, pining away after Denny and throwing her weight around, finally dying of a broken heart in London in 1974.
www.nypress.com /16/20/theater/theatre2.cfm   (780 words)

 Dream A Little Dream, a CurtainUp review
Papa Denny has now returned from the cold of his native Canada to the same Bleecker Street from which he and his band mates arose, having survived it all (the adverb "remarkably" being pretty much obligatory).
Doherty could be forgiven if his recollection is a bit hazy (we are reminded of Grace Slick's quip, "If you remember the Sixties, you weren't there"), but it doesn't show.
Doherty's exhilaration is palpable as he describes Cass singing along with John, Michelle and him while she ironed.
www.curtainup.com /dreamalittledream.html   (1086 words)

 Denny Doherty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sebastian and Yanovsky formed The Lovin' Spoonful and Cass and Doherty joined up with fellow folkies John and Michelle Phillips to become The Mamas and the Papas.
After the demise of the group in 1969, Doherty recorded two solo albums, then returned to New York City where he played the lead on Broadway in Phillip's Man on The Moon.
The Mamas and the Papas were reunited in the early '80s with original members Doherty, Phillips, plus Spanky McFarlane and McKenzie Phillips.
www.canoe.ca /JamMusicPopEncycloPagesD/doherty_denny.html   (328 words)

 Theater News - Reviews: Dream a Little Dream -
According to Doherty, he and his golden throated colleagues gave a name to the sound synergistically acquired when their voices blended; they called it Harvey, "an overtone, a fifth voice that was created when the four of us sang together." The glad tidings of Dream a Little Dream are that Harvey is constantly present.
With Doherty fronting a quartet that includes Richard Burke (in the John Phillips slot), Angela Gaylor (a dead ringer for Michelle Phillips), and Doris Mason (weighing in as Mama Cass), The Mamas and the Papas' first single, "California Dreamin'," is as rousing as it ever was.
Doherty interweaves his own beginnings as a Canadian folk singer with a group called The Colonials and then The Halifax Three with the broader political scene, making a few questionable observations en route.
www.theatermania.com /content/news.cfm/story/3409   (1103 words)

 Interview with Robin Krasny, Eddy Fischer and Denny Doherty — Part One - 02/10/2003
Denny: Ah, Leon, they turn me right around, man. See, my philosophy was that I don’t go into their little room with all the wheels and bells and lights going and tapes and stuff.
Denny: Well, back then, the equipment to make a record would be half a million dollars, now you go to Radio Shack, spend $3,000 and get the same thing.
Denny: But, over the years, people have thought that having an album was the end all to end all.
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 The Mamas & the Papas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The group recorded and performed from 1965 to 1968; releasing five albums and charting ten hit singles; while relatively a short time in the realm of popular music, some group members have pointed to their short time in the spotlight as a reason why they still have loyal fans today.
John Phillips, Cass Elliot, Denny Doherty and Michelle Phillips formed the group after several previous folk groups failed.
Early on in the band's history, when they were still "The Magic Circle", Michelle and Doherty began an affair in 1965.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Mamas_&_the_Papas   (1319 words)

 Denny Doherty : Watcha' Gonna Do? - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Denny Doherty, the voice of numerous Mamas & Papas hits such as "California Dreamin,'" and "Monday, Monday," has been one of the greatest and most underrated lead vocalists of the rock era.
While he had not completely explored the area of songwriting during his fame with the Mamas & Papas, he was the one member of the group who was truly at loose ends by the groups' demise in the late 1960s.
Tracks such as "Gathering of the Words" and "Don't You Be Fooled" are quite remarkable, and show Doherty to be a sensitive artist in the singer-songwriter vein.
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 New York Daily News - Theater - Robert Dominguez: California schemin' with the Mamas and Papas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Doherty is joined onstage by a tight five-piece band and talented backup singers who bear uncanny resemblances to fellow group members Michelle Phillips and the late Cass Elliott.
Yet the main dramatic thrust deals with Doherty's affair with Michelle Phillips, the wife of John Phillips, who was the group's charismatic leader and Doherty's best friend.
Doherty doesn't reveal anything that hasn't been covered before on VH1's "Behind the Music," autobiographies by John and Michelle or the numerous fan pages on the Web.
www.nydailynews.com /entertainment/theater/story/77859p-71803c.html   (401 words)

 Denny Doherty - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Doherty was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, in the winter of 1940.
Doherty's next endeavor was as part of the Big Three, where he worked for the first time with Cass Elliot.
When nothing much came of the group's musical efforts, Elliot and Doherty moved on to greener pastures in 1965, which just happen to be the Mamas & the Papas.
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 Eye - Leap of faith - 07.26.01
At the time, Doherty's trademark baritone (which made hits of songs like "Monday, Monday" and "I Saw Her Again Last Night") was still pure, strong and effortless.
And while it's easy to see that Doherty would be fun to talk to one-on-one, his delivery (set against an ever-changing backdrop of cool, old photographs and cheesy graphics) falls short of the mark and the script leans heavily on clichés.
He initially states that Cass -- a woman who knocked the Twiggy model of glamour on its ass by adorning her 300-pound frame with Pucci prints and go-go boots -- had a crush on him, but he didn't know about it until years later.
www.eye.net /eye/issue/issue_07.26.01/arts/onstage.html   (774 words)

 Denny Doherty MP3 Downloads - Denny Doherty Music Downloads - Denny Doherty Music Videos
As a member of The Mamas & The Papas, Denny Doherty made his mark as one of the greatest lead vocalists of his day on such records as "California Dreamin'," "Monday, Monday," "I Saw Her Again" and others throughout their brief but brilliant career.
The play itself is fabulous, with Doherty leading the audience though his career, as well as all of the trials, success, and heartache that went into the whole Mamas & Papas experience.
Sincerity is the order of the day here, and Doherty and his musicians deliver that with a brilliant sense of style.
www.mp3.com /albums/377616/summary.html   (419 words)

 Cass Elliot Page
Denny Doherty to form The Mugwumps (all four shown at right).
Denny kept telling the couple they needed Cass but John was certain her appearance would hold the group back commercially.
Adler however decided to re-record the lead with Denny up front, and the group was renamed yet again before long; this time by manager Bobby Roberts, perhaps having Cass' days of being billed as the Big Mama in the back of his mind.
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 doherty Coat of Arms, Family Crest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The original Gaelic form of the name doherty is O Dochartaigh, from the word dochartach, which means hurtful or obstructive.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Bridget Dogherty who settled in Boston Mass.
According to "A Topographical and Historical Map of Ancient Ireland," compiled by Philip MacDermott, M.D., the following were the names of the principal families in Ireland, of Irish, Anglo-Norman, and Anglo-Irish origin.
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 PBS - PBS KIDS Channel - What's On TV
Denny Doherty (an original member of the 60s pop group the Mamas and the Papas) plays the Harbor Master.
Denny Doherty (an original member of The Mamas and The Papas) plays the Harbor Master.
This live action/animation preschool series explores the issues of feelings, fairness, friendship and belonging through the adventures of a little tugboat named Theodore and his many floating friends in the magical Big Harbor.
www.pbs.org /whatson/kidschannel/description.html?nola_root=TEDT&date=2002-02-01   (3463 words)

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