Birthplace: Parris Island, S.C.
folk musician and songwriter whose band, the Mamas and the Papas, spoke to the '60s generation, with breezy songs that epitomized the laid-back, live-and-love attitude of southern California and the hippie lifestyle. The band's success was short-lived, as intraband romantic entanglements and drug use led to its demise. Their hits include ?California Dreamin'? and ?San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair).?Died: Los Angeles, 3/18/2001