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* LoveDodecahedron: Oooh, boy. Michelle and John Phillips were married when the band formed (and they had one child), then Michelle had affairs with both Doherty and [[Music/TheByrds Gene Clark]]. Then, years after both the band and the Phillips broke up, John and [[IncestIsRelative his daughter]] allegedly began another relationship.

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* LoveDodecahedron: Oooh, boy. Michelle and John Phillips were married when the band formed (and they had one child), then Michelle had affairs with both Doherty and [[Music/TheByrds Gene Clark]].Clark]], as well as a relationship with record producer Russ Titelman. Then, years after both the band and the Phillips broke up, John and [[IncestIsRelative his daughter]] allegedly began another relationship.


* NonAppearingTitle: "Creeque Alley"

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* NonAppearingTitle: "Creeque Alley"Alley"
* UrbanLegend: No, Cass didn't die by choking on a ham sandwich.

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* FatAndSkinny: Cass Elliot (fat) & Michelle Phillips (skinny). One of the few female examples of the trope.


"Papa John" Philips also helped to organize the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 along with record producer Lou Adler and Alan Pariser. This now-legendary festival provided huge career boosts for Music/JimiHendrix, Music/TheWho, Music/RaviShankar, Music/JanisJoplin, and Music/OtisRedding. (The Mamas & the Papas would end up being the closing act for the festival after Music/TheBeachBoys were unable to close as originally planned.)

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"Papa John" Philips also helped to organize the Monterey Pop Film/MontereyPop Festival in 1967 along with record producer Lou Adler and Alan Pariser. This now-legendary festival provided huge career boosts for Music/JimiHendrix, Music/TheWho, Music/RaviShankar, Music/JanisJoplin, and Music/OtisRedding. (The Mamas & the Papas would end up being the closing act for the festival after Music/TheBeachBoys were unable to close as originally planned.)

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* GenderEqualEnsemble: The group consisted of two men and two women.

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* BandOfRelatives: John and Michelle were husband and wife.

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* LoveDodecahedron: Oooh, boy. Michelle and John Phillips were married when the band formed (and they had one child), then Michelle had affairs with both Doherty and [[Music/TheByrds Gene Clark]]. Then, years after both the band and the Phillips broke up, John and [[IncestIsRelative his daughter]] allegedly began another relationship.



The Mamas & the Papas were an American folk rock group that formed in 1965 and disbanded in 1968, with a brief reunion in 1971. The group was composed of John Phillips (19352001), Denny Doherty (19402007), Cass Elliot (19411974), and Michelle Phillips, ''née'' Gilliam (b. 1944).

Known for their soaring vocal harmonies, they released five studio albums and seventeen singles, six of which made the Top Ten, and have sold close to 40 million records worldwide.

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\n->''"All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray,\\
I've been for a walk on a winter's day,\\
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A,\\
California dreamin' on such a winter's day."''
-->"California Dreamin'"

The Mamas & the Papas were an American folk rock group that formed in 1965 and disbanded in 1968, with a brief reunion in 1971. The group was composed of John Phillips (19352001), Denny Doherty (19402007), Cass Elliot (19411974), and Michelle Phillips, ''née'' Gilliam (b. 1944). \n\n Known for their soaring vocal harmonies, they released five studio albums and seventeen singles, six of which made the Top Ten, and have sold close to 40 million records worldwide.


* CreatorCouple: John and Michelle Phillips, although they divorced prior to the group's final album.


The Mamas & the Papas were an American folk rock group that formed in 1965 and disbanded in 1968, with a brief reunion in 1971. The group was composed of John Phillips (19352001), Denny Doherty (19402007), Cass Elliot (19411974), and Michelle Phillips ''née'' Gilliam (b. 1944).

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The Mamas & the Papas were an American folk rock group that formed in 1965 and disbanded in 1968, with a brief reunion in 1971. The group was composed of John Phillips (19352001), Denny Doherty (19402007), Cass Elliot (19411974), and Michelle Phillips Phillips, ''née'' Gilliam (b. 1944).

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* CreatorCouple: John and Michelle Phillips, although they divorced prior to the group's final album.


* DownerEnding: A lot of their post-band work.

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* DownerEnding: A lot of their post-band post-breakup work.


Known for their soaring vocal harmonies, they released five studio albums and seventeen singles, six of which made the top ten, and have sold close to 40 million records worldwide.

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Known for their soaring vocal harmonies, they released five studio albums and seventeen singles, six of which made the top ten, Top Ten, and have sold close to 40 million records worldwide.


The Mamas & the Papas were an American folk rock group that formed in 1965 and disbanded in 1968, with a brief reunion in 1971. The group was composed of John Phillips (19352001), Denny Doherty (19402007), Cass Elliot (19411974), and Michelle Phillips ''née'' Gilliam (b. 1944). Known for their soaring vocal harmonies, they released five studio albums and seventeen singles, six of which made the top ten, and have sold close to 40 million records worldwide.

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The Mamas & the Papas were an American folk rock group that formed in 1965 and disbanded in 1968, with a brief reunion in 1971. The group was composed of John Phillips (19352001), Denny Doherty (19402007), Cass Elliot (19411974), and Michelle Phillips ''née'' Gilliam (b. 1944).

Known for their soaring vocal harmonies, they released five studio albums and seventeen singles, six of which made the top ten, and have sold close to 40 million records worldwide.


The Mamas & the Papas were an American folk rock group that formed in 1965 and disbanded in 1968, with a brief reunion in 1971. The group was composed of John Phillips (19352001), Denny Doherty (19402007), Cass Elliot (19411974), and Michelle Phillips ''née'' Gilliam (b. 1944). They released five studio albums and seventeen singles, six of which made the top ten, and have sold close to 40 million records worldwide.

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The Mamas & the Papas were an American folk rock group that formed in 1965 and disbanded in 1968, with a brief reunion in 1971. The group was composed of John Phillips (19352001), Denny Doherty (19402007), Cass Elliot (19411974), and Michelle Phillips ''née'' Gilliam (b. 1944). They Known for their soaring vocal harmonies, they released five studio albums and seventeen singles, six of which made the top ten, and have sold close to 40 million records worldwide.

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