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Beat Exclusive: Mamas and Papas Speak Out

uncredited writer, KRLA Beat, 9 September 1967

THE GROUP that was mainly responsible for the amazing success of the Monterey Pop Festival was the Mamas and Papas. Leader John Philips, along with his wife Michelle, and producer Lou Adler worked constantly to make sure that the festival would be a successful venture, both musically and emotionally. Cornering the group in one of their more quiet moments, these four unusual performers spoke openly about the Festival, their future careers, and Mama Cass's new baby.

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