Denny Doherty

Born Nov 29, 1940

Dennis Gerrard Stephen Doherty was a Canadian singer and songwriter. He was most widely known as a founding member of the 1960s musical group The Mamas & the Papas.

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1940 Birth Born on November 29, 1940.


1956 15 Years Old Denny Doherty was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Doherty started his musical career in Halifax in 1956 with a band called the Hepsters. … Read More
1960 19 Years Old In 1960, at the age of 19, Doherty, along with Pat LaCroix and Richard Byrne, began a folk group called The Colonials in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When they got a record deal with Columbia Records, they changed their name to The Halifax III. The band recorded two LPs and had a minor hit, "The Man Who Wouldn't Sing Along With Mitch", but broke up in 1963. … Read More


1963 22 Years Old In 1963, Doherty established a friendship with Cass Elliot when she was with a band called "The Big 3." … Read More
1965 24 Years Old In late 1965, Denny Doherty and Michelle Phillips started an affair. … Read More


1974 33 Years Old …  Doherty was stunned and saddened to hear about her death in 1974 at age 32. … Read More


1982 41 Years Old In 1982, Doherty joined a reconstitution of The Mamas & the Papas consisting of John Phillips, his daughter Mackenzie Phillips, and Elaine Spanky McFarlane, which toured and performed old standards and new tunes written by John himself. … Read More


1993 52 Years Old In 1993, Doherty played the part of Harbour Master, as well as the voice-overs of the characters, in Theodore Tugboat, a CBC Television children's show chronicling the "lives" of vessels in a busy harbour loosely based upon Halifax Harbour.
1998 57 Years Old Doherty had three children: a daughter, Jessica Woods, from a brief first marriage, and a daughter, Emberly, and son, John, by his 20-year marriage to his second wife, Jeannette, who died in 1998. … Read More
1999 58 Years Old In 1999, Doherty also played "Charley McGinnis" in 22 episodes of the CBC Television series Pit Pony.


2004 63 Years Old In 2004, Doherty appeared on Sharon, Lois & Bram's 25th Anniversary Concert special titled "25 Years of Skinnamarink" that aired on CBC on January 1, 2004 at 7:00pm. … Read More
2007 66 Years Old 1 More Event
Denny Doherty died on January 19, 2007 at his home in Mississauga, Ontario from kidney failure following surgery for a stomach aneurysm. … Read More
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