1935 – He was born on August 30 this year in Paris Island, S.C.
1950 – He headed for New York and met two other singers, Dick Weissman and Scott McKenzie.
1962 – He left his wife and children, and he and Michelle were married on December 31 this year.
1965 – The Mamas and the Papas were discovered by producer Lou Adler, and on October 1st this year and was signed to Dunhill Records.
1966 – On February 1 of this year, The Mamas and the Papas hit Number 1 on the charts with “California Dreamin’.” Other hits such as “Monday, Monday” and “Go Where You Wanna Go” followed it.
1970 – He and Michelle got divorced. However, they were forced to continue working together because they had a contract with Dunhill.
1971 – A sub-par effort, “People like us,” was released too little interest, and the group broke up.
1980 – His ex-wife Michelle became an actress, starring on “Knots Landing”.