Friday, January 19, 2007

The Mommas & The Poppas

Just heard that Denny Doherty just died.  What I didn't know is that he was born in Halifax.  Guess that only leaves Michelle still alive from that group.  They were one of my favourite groups.
R.I.P. Denny


foxe203 MSN said...

They were also a favourite of mine Linda. One particular song
(I saw her again last night) always reminds me of when I first started dating my wife of nearly 40 years. Thanks for the memories Mommas and Poppas.


winnie3ave MSN said...

Denny Doherty.  It didn't hit me right away, but my grandson, Who is now 10, and I use to watch a show that he hosted. It was a kids show called Theodore Tugboat. I believe it was suppose to represent the harbor in Halifax. I could be wrong about that.  We watched it all the time  Then one day I discovered he had been a memeber of The Mamas and The Papas. Another of our Canadian stars...... Winston Allison

sabby MSN said...

That would be him.  He indeed played the harbourmaster and while the show was originally produced in Halifax by CBC, it later went on to PBS.  Before the Mamas and the Papas, he started his music career in Montreal in 1960 as co-founder of the Colonials which later became the Halifax Three.  In the 70s he appeared on Broadway in the 1974 play Man on the Moon and later in Halifax worked with John Neville at the Neptune Theatre.  He co wrote the songs I Saw Her Again Last Night and Got a Feelin'.    Doherty suffered kidney problems following surgery Dec. 14 and was put on dialysis.  He was released from hospital last week.  He was depressed about his decline in health as he was always very energetic but had been making plans for an adventurous boat trip across the Atlantic.   I got this info from today's paper if anyone is interested.  Big talent and he was ours!   Dolly