Denny Doherty and John Phillips

John Byrne Cooke


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Denny Doherty and John Phillips

Monterey Pop Festival,
Monterey, California, June 1967

John Phillips was one of the guiding spirits behind the Monterey Pop Festival. It was the first pop-rock festival to present only headline acts, and many consider it to have been the best of all the late-60s music festivals. The Mamas and the Papas' willingness to commit themselves to the event moved the planning sessions from pipe dreams to reality.

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