Those sugary sweet harmonies. The way the group look all googly-eyed cuddling in a bathtub on the cover of If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears.
And of course, that damned ham sandwich. What really transpired amongst the sex-crossed foursome the Mommas and the Poppas?
How many of those sordid stories are factual and how many are urban folk(rock)lore? Denny Doherty is hoping to set the record straight sorta in his new theater production Dream a Little Dream.
Doherty (one of the poppas, for you uninformed younguns)wrote the plays script, a partially fictionalized account of the band at its height, to help string together hits like Monday Monday and California Dreamin and to help answer all of those lingering questions. Hes attributed most inaccuracies to artistic license and a memory, um, blackout that spanned the late 60s.
Dream a Little Dream runs through the end of August, but you can catch it today at either 2 p.m. ($42 per ticket), or 8 p.m. ($45 per ticket) at Florida Stage (Plaza del Mar, 262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan). Call 800-514-3837 or visit www.floridastage.org.
Sat., July 5, 2008