Denny Doherty
musician
Denny Doherty
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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Folk singer takes the stage Saturday night - CanadaEast.com
Google News - over 5 years
Often referred to as the "man of a thousand songs," Ron's songs have been covered by dozens of artists worldwide including Emmylou Harris, Mary Black, Denny Doherty, Murray McLauchlan, John McDermott, The Good Brothers, The Cottars and most recently,
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Anthony kicks off Tunes concert series in style - Brantford Expositor
Google News - over 5 years
He dedicated the CD to Denny Doherty (Mamas and Papas) who helped him find his voice. Anthony is proud to have recorded the opening song on Doherty's TV autobiography, Here I Am, which has been shown on Bravo. Doherty's last nine songs were recorded
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Summerfolk snags two of Canada's finest - Owen Sound Sun Times
Google News - over 5 years
His songs have been covered by dozens of artists worldwide, including Emmylou Harris, Mary Black, Denny Doherty, Murray McLauchlan, Valdy, John McDermott, Prairie Oyster, The Good Brothers and many more. Hynes was born in St. John's in December 1950,
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Today in Music History - June 4 - mysask.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
"The Mamas and the Papas," who also included Canadian Denny Doherty, broke up in the late '60's. Michelle Phillips later turned to acting. In 1945, Gordon Waller, one-half of the 1960's British folksinging duo of "Peter and Gordon," was born in Braemar
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Search the EMC News Website - EMC Smiths Falls
Google News - over 5 years
... Christy Moore, Mary Black, Denny Doherty, Valdy, Hayley Westenra and most recently Kim Stockwood. Hynes's latest Borealis Records release, titled Stealing Genius, marks his eighth solo recording and his third with award-winning producer Paul Mills
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WOGA Cup Tournament to honor Collins - Enid News & Eagle
Google News - almost 6 years
Tulsa CC — Julie Yeabower, Sonya Weese, Jill Eller, Denny Doherty. Adams GC — Marge Harvey, Sue Meiler, Debbie Wood, Pam Bonifield. Ft. Sill GC — Leigh Ann Veneziano, Gerda Campbell, Bonnie Sparks, Sonja Stepp Indian Springs CC No
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ARTS IN BRIEF - TheChronicleHerald.ca
Google News - almost 6 years
His songs have been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Christy Moore, Mary Black, Denny Doherty, The Cottars, Hayley Westenra and Kim Stockwood. His latest release, Stealing Genius, is his eighth solo recording. MacLellan's Water In The Ground,
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame puts focus on 'Women Who Rock' in expansive new ... - Plain Dealer
Google News - almost 6 years
Michelle Phillips is the sole surviving member of the group, whose ranks also included her ex-husband John Phillips, Denny Doherty and Cass Elliott. They were inducted into the Rock Hall in 1998. Before I got into folk music, I was raised on Bessie
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What's On Today
NYTimes - over 8 years
8 P.M. (21) THE '60s LIVE! -- MY GENERATION, MY MUSICMichelle Phillips, Vicki Lawrence, Mike Farrell and the Smothers Brothers are hosts of this three-hour romp down memory lane, broadcast live from San Francisco and featuring recorded performances by the Mamas and the Papas (above, clockwise from left, Denny Doherty, John Phillips, Cass Elliot and
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Corrections
NYTimes - about 10 years
An obituary on Saturday about Denny Doherty, a founding member of the folk-pop band the Mamas and the Papas, misstated the name of the television network that later produced his popular television show, ''Theodore Tugboat.'' It is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, not the Canadian Broadcasting Company.
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Denny Doherty, Mamas and Papas Singer, Is Dead at 66
NYTimes - about 10 years
Denny Doherty, a founding member of the 1960s folk-pop band the Mamas and the Papas, died yesterday at his home in Mississauga, Ontario. He was 66. The cause was not immediately known, his daughter Emberly said. But she said her father had recently suffered kidney failure after surgery for a stomach aneurysm. With chiming guitars and rich,
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THEATER GUIDE
NYTimes - over 13 years
A selective listing by Times critics of new or noteworthy Broadway and Off Broadway shows this weekend. Approximate running times are in parentheses. * denotes a highly recommended show. + means discounted tickets were at the Theater Development Fund's TKTS booth for performances last Friday and Saturday nights. ++ means discounted tickets were at
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THEATER GUIDE
NYTimes - almost 14 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy Broadway and Off Broadway shows this weekend. Approximate running times are in parentheses. * denotes a highly recommended show. + means discounted tickets were at the Theater Development Fund's TKTS booth for performances last Friday and Saturday nights. Broadway *+ ''LA BOHÈME.''
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THEATER GUIDE
NYTimes - almost 14 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy Broadway and Off Broadway shows this weekend. Approximate running times are in parentheses. * denotes a highly recommended show. + means discounted tickets were at the Theater Development Fund's TKTS booth for performances last Friday and Saturday nights. ++ means tickets were at the
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THEATER GUIDE
NYTimes - almost 14 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy Broadway and Off Broadway shows this weekend. Approximate running times are in parentheses. * denotes a highly recommended show. + means discounted tickets were at the Theater Development Fund's TKTS booth for performances last Friday and Saturday nights. ++ means discounted tickets
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THEATER GUIDE
NYTimes - almost 14 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy Broadway and Off Broadway shows this weekend. Approximate running times are in parentheses. * denotes a highly recommended show. + means discounted tickets were at the Theater Development Fund's TKTS booth for performances last Friday and Saturday nights. ++ means discounted tickets
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THEATER REVIEW; A 'Papa' In His 60's, Dreamin' Of the 60's
NYTimes - almost 14 years
As Christopher Guest has just demonstrated in his new film, ''A Mighty Wind,'' the reverence and nostalgia of middle-aged baby boomers for the music of the 1960's have achieved lampoonable dimensions. And now onstage we have the very proof of the pudding, a reverential and nostalgic look at the music of the 60's that is entirely oblivious to its
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Denny Doherty
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 66
    Denny Doherty died on January 19, 2007 at his home in Mississauga, Ontario from kidney failure following surgery for a stomach aneurysm.
    More Details Hide Details A documentary on his life was made shortly after called Here I Am, the title song written with blues guitarist James Anthony. He is interred at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.
  • 2004
    Age 63
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He sang two songs with the trio: "California Dreamin''" and "Who Put the Bomp?". Doherty appeared in the Canadian TV series Trailer Park Boys, Season 7 Episode 10 (season finale) as FBI Special Agent Ryan Shockneck.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1999
    Age 58
    In 1999, Doherty also played "Charley McGinnis" in 22 episodes of the CBC Television series Pit Pony.
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  • 1998
    Age 57
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His son, John Doherty, was temporarily in the Canadian ska/punk band, illScarlett. Currently he plays guitar and provides backing vocals in a band called Trouble & Daughter. "-" indicates did not chart in that territory
  • 1993
    Age 52
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1982
    Age 41
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Doherty produced an off-Broadway show called Dream a Little Dream, which was a narrative of his perspective of the story of The Mamas & the Papas. It was well received and garnered favorable reviews. The show was in part a response to John's PBS documentary Straight Shooter: The True Story of John Phillips and The Mamas and the Papas. It featured music from the group and focused on his relationship with Mama Cass. It was, he said, to "set the record straight".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1974
    Age 33
    Doherty was stunned and saddened to hear about her death in 1974 at age 32.
    More Details Hide Details He and John and Michelle Phillips of the group attended her funeral.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1965
    Age 24
    In late 1965, Denny Doherty and Michelle Phillips started an affair.
    More Details Hide Details They were able to keep it secret during the early days of the band's new-found success. When the affair was discovered, John and Michelle Phillips moved to their own residence (they had been sharing a house with Doherty), and the band continued recording together. Eventually the group signed a statement in June 1966 with their record label's full support, firing Michelle from the band. She was quickly replaced by Jill Gibson, girlfriend of the band's producer Lou Adler. Gibson's stint as a "Mama" lasted two and a half months. Due to fan demand, Michelle Phillips was allowed to rejoin the band in August 1966, while Gibson was given a lump sum for her efforts. The band completed their second album (titled simply, The Mamas and the Papas) by re-recording, replacing, or overlaying new vocal parts by Michelle Phillips over Jill Gibson's studio vocals.
  • 1963
    Age 22
    In 1963, Doherty established a friendship with Cass Elliot when she was with a band called "The Big 3."
    More Details Hide Details While on tour with "The Halifax III", Doherty met John Phillips and his new wife, model Michelle Gilliam. A few months later, The Halifax III dissolved, and Doherty and their accompanist, Zal Yanovsky, were left broke in Hollywood. Elliot heard of their troubles and convinced her manager to hire them. Thus, Doherty and Yanovsky joined the Big 3 (increasing the number of band members to four). Soon after adding even more band members, they changed their name to the "Mugwumps". The Mugwumps soon broke up also due to insolvency. The Mamas & the Papas song "Creeque Alley" briefly outlines this history. Yanovsky went on to join The Lovin' Spoonful with John Sebastian. About this time, John Phillips' new band, "The New Journeymen," needed a replacement for tenor Marshall Brickman. Brickman had left the folk trio to pursue a career in television writing, and the group needed a quick replacement for their remaining tour dates. Doherty, then unemployed, filled the opening. After the New Journeymen called it quits as a band in early 1965, Elliot was invited into the formation of a new band, which became "The Magic Cyrcle." Six months later in September 1965, the group signed a recording contract with Dunhill Records. Changing their name to The Mamas & the Papas, the band soon began to record their debut album, If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1960
    Age 19
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Coincidentally, they separated at a hotel called "The Colonial" in Los Angeles.
  • 1956
    Age 15
    Denny Doherty was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Doherty started his musical career in Halifax in 1956 with a band called the Hepsters.
    More Details Hide Details With friends Richard Sheehan, Eddie Thibodeau and Mike O'Connell, the Hepsters played at clubs in the Halifax area. The band lasted about two years. Sheehan recalls that they drew crowds wherever they went due to Denny's incredible voice.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1940
    Born
    Born on November 29, 1940.
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