Summary: folk musician and songwriter whose band the Mamas and the Papas spoke to the 1960's generation with breezy songs that epitomized the laid-back, live-and-love attitude of Southern California and the hippie lifestyle, in which the band's success was short-lived as intraband romantic entanglements and drug use led to its demise and their hits include California Dreamin' and San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair).
Cause of Death: Heart failure
Born: August 30, 1965
Died: March 18, 2001
Location: Los Angeles, California