The In Crowd: Links to M&P Websites

Here are some links to other sites that are relevant
 to a discussion of the Mamas and Papas.

Do you have a site about the Mamas and Papas you would like to see linked? 
Send me an e-mail with your URL and name (if you want) and I'll add it to this page. 
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Fan sites

Creeque Alley by the Mamas and Papas
This excellent exposition of the biographical M&P song "Creeque Alley" gives all kinds of interesting information about the group and its members. 

California Dreamin' with the Mamas and the Papas
This site has lots of pics and current info on M&P related topics as well as Mamas and Papas trivia and a timeline.
By Mama Kell

Solo Acts

Dream a Little Dream 
 "The nearly true story of the Mamas and Papas" as told by Denny Doherty himself.  Contains information about Denny's new shows, great stories, a message board with Denny and his band replying, and more.

The Official Cass Elliot Page
Contains information on Cass Elliot both during and after her affiliation with the Mamas and Papas.  Maintained by Richard Campbell who also possesses a very in-depth knowledge about the M&P and has contributed to the writing of many retrospectives and CD liners regarding the group.
By Richard Campbell


Provides an excellently detailed interpretation of the song "Creeque Alley" which explains the history of the formation of the Mamas and the Papas.  Also includes other related info on M&P history and a discussion board.  The webmaster Richard Thorpe has done quite a lot of research and thus has a great deal of information about the group.
By Richard Thorpe

NPR: California Dreamin', Present at the Creation - This page stems from a story on NPR regarding the creation of the song "California Dreamin'".  Not only does it have written text, but you can also listen to the original broadcast.  It also offers other M&P related broadcasts, old interviews, video/audio, and links to several sites for more information---including this one.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
A brief history of the group as presented by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Mama Cass Elliot
From Night Owl Cafe - The Music of Greenwich Village
This site offers a detailed timeline of Cass Elliot as well as major people, music, and events associated with her.  Thus the site offers extensive information of dates and names for the M&P, their solo careers, and reunion tours among other things.
By Masaki

Useful Tools & Info

Harmony Central: OLGA
A search engine for the Online Guitar tabs Archive. Thanks to Kim (see link above) for having supplied this link for an M&P song search.  It contains guitar tabs and chords for a number of Mamas and Papas songs.  

Mamas & Papas On-line Price Guide
An informative site offering lists, cover pics, and current prices on various versions of M&P lp releases as well as other related artists. Great information for collectors and fans.
By Charles Corbett

Related Groups & People 

Spanky and Our Gang
Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane was a member of the '60s group Spanky and Our Gang.  In the '80s, she would join the new Mamas & Papas singing the parts of Cass Elliot.  This link contains fan site listings for her and her original group

Gibson Artwork
The site of Jill Gibson who temporarily replaced Michelle in the group in 1966.  This site is has nothing to do with the M&P but does feature Jill's current work as an artist/sculptor. 
By Gibson Artworks
This site contains a story of meeting and becoming friends with Michelle Phillips with contains both information and pictures.  Glenn Shadix is also an actor who has been featured in many movies including Planet of the Apes.
By Glenn Shadix