THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/20/1966 CO-SIGNED BY: CASS "MAMA CASS" ELLIOT, DENNIS DOHERTY, JOHN PHILLIPS, MICHELLE G. PHILLIPS - HFSID 285878
THE MAMAS and THE PAPAS: JOHN PHILLIPS, MICHELLE PHILLIPS, DENNIS DOHERTY and CASS ELLIOTT The Mamas and the Papas sign a document terminating their contract with Dunhill Records, Inc., Beverly Hills, California.
Sale Price $4,930.00
THE MAMAS and THE PAPAS: JOHN PHILLIPS, MICHELLE PHILLIPS, DENNIS DOHERTY and CASS ELLIOTT
The Mamas and the Papas sign a document terminating their contract with Dunhill Records, Inc., Beverly Hills, California.
Photocopied Typed Document Signed: "John Phillips", "Michelle Phillips", "Dennis Doherty" and "Cass Elliott" and by the President of Dunhill Records, Inc. in ink, 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1967 September 25. Termination of their contract in letter form to Dunhill Records, Inc., Beverly Hills, California. Begins: "Gentlemen". In full: "This will confirm our understanding and agreement with you that the letter agreement dated as of April 28, 1966 between your predecessor in Dunhill Records Ltd. and us (a photocopy of which is annexed hereto) is hereby cancelled and nullified." Additional photocopy mentioned in document is not present. The day after this contract, Lou Adler resigned from Dunhill Records and was hired by the Mamas and the Papas to be their producer and, as an independent contractor, to supervise, direct and produce their recording sessions. The Mamas and the Papas, who had been formed in New York in 1964, had moved to Los Angeles, where they were discovered and signed by Lou Adler in 1965, right after Adler had founded Dunhill Records. Their hits include "California Dreamin'", "Monday, Monday" and "Dedicated to the One I Love". The Grammy Award-winning group disbanded in 1972. 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. Lightly creased. Staple holes at upper left blank corner, 2 file holes at upper blank margin. Usual black marks from photocopying. Overall, fine condition.
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