THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/16/1967 CO-SIGNED BY: CASS "MAMA CASS" ELLIOT, DENNIS DOHERTY, JOHN PHILLIPS, MICHELLE G. PHILLIPS - HFSID 285882
Sale Price $3,357.50
THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS: JOHN PHILLIPS, MICHELLE PHILLIPS, DENNIS
DOHERTY and CASS ELLIOT
The Mamas and the Papas sign a document amending their agreement with Trousdale Music Publishers, Inc.
Rare Typed Document Signed: "John Phillips", "Michelle Phillips", "Cass Elliot" and "Dennis Doherty", 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1967 August 17. To the Grammy Award-winning duo in letter form from Trousdale Music Publishers, Inc. Amendment to their Agreement of October 4, 1965 (updated on April 28, 1966). In part: "Trousdale Music Publishers, Inc. shall have the right to assign to Wingate Music Corp., all rights acquired by it pursuant to the terms of the Agreement including, without limitation the songwriting services of any or all of you and any copyrights acquired thereunder...." Also signed: "Larry Newton" as President of Trousdale Music Publishers, Inc. The Mamas and the Papas, who were formed in New York in 1964 and disbanded in 1972, had already had a Grammy Award-winning hit, "Monday, Monday" (1966), by the time they signed this document. Their other hits included "California Dreamin'" and "Dedicated to the One I Love". In September 1967, just a month after signing this document, the Mamas and the Papas hired Lou Alder, who also managed Jan & Dean and Carole King, to supervise, direct and produce their recording sessions. Cass Elliot was only 30 when she died of a heart attack in London in 1974. John Phillips was 65 when he died in 2001 of heart failure. DENNIS "DENNY" DOHERTY died in 2007 at age 66. Anything signed by all four members is highly desirable. Anything signed by all four members is highly desirable. 2 file holes and nick at upper margin. Fine condition.
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