A Mommy Blog About Raising Men, Not Boys.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Farewell To the First Golden Era

The soundtrack of my childhood was filled with the gorgeous harmonies of John Phillips and sung by John, Denny, Michelle and Cass - THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS. I can sing every song, although I definitely have favorites. I've always been a fan of Cass's parts over Michelles when performing for my steering wheel. I am, not to put to fine a point on it, a pretty big fan. And my dad is even more so.
So I was sad to learn yesterday that Denny had died. I misread the story at first and thought it said he was 86 which freaked me out for a few minutes.
So now Michelle is the only one left, but she was the youngest by quite a bit even back in the day, so it makes sense.
I thought I would share a cool website with you that dissects my favorite Mama's and Papa's song, Creeque Alley. There is so much reference material in that one song, Dennis Miller's head would explode.


Elizabeth said...

I love the Mamas and the Papas! I went to that Creeque Alley website-wow. People sure have spent a lot of time dissecting that song.

Wendy said...

I love the Mamas and the Papas and just said to my husband last night, can you believe three-quarters of that band is gone? So sad..and all so young..found you through Chag..Love Creeque Alley!