- Category : Entertain-Music-Vocalist-Pop,-Rock,-etc.
- Type : GE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (51,59)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Education 1
American musician, a member of the group "Spanky and Our Gang" and later of "The Mamas and the Papas," big folk rockers of the '60s.
"Spanky and Our Gang" was a vocal-instrumental group, popular from 1967 to 1969.
Their folk-rock style was similar to that of the Mamas & the Papas. The original group formed in 1966, disbanding in 1969. Two members of the original group re-formed the band in 1975 and put out "Change," a country-western album. Other members of the original group included Oz Bach, Malcolm Hale, Nigel Pickering, John Seiter, Kenny Hodges, and Lefty Baker (real name Eustace Britchforth). Spanky and Nigel were members of the 1975 re-formed "Spanky and Our Gang." She became the lead singer for the band.
Spanky joined the "Mamas and Papas" in 1981 or 1982 when John Philips recruited her and his oldest daughter, Mackenzie. He had just completed jail time for drug trafficking and the group had a short-lived career.
She has a number of album credits throughout the ‘70s.