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The Mamas & The Papas

The Mamas & the Papas were an American folk rock vocal group who recorded and performed from 1965 to 1968. The group was composed of John Phillips, Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, and Michelle Phillips née Gilliam. Their sound was based on vocal harmonies arranged by John Phillips, the songwriter, musician, and leader of the group who adapted folk to the new beat style of the early sixties.