Alice Walker married Melvyn Rosenman Leventhal, a Jewish civil rights lawyer, on March 17, 1967 in New York City. Later that year the couple relocated to Jackson, Mississippi, becoming “the first legally married inter-racial couple in Mississippi”. They were harassed and threatened by whites, including the Klu Klux Klan. The couple had a daughter Rebecca in 1969. Walker and her husband divorced amicably in 1976.
A few weeks after giving birth to her daughter in 1965, Joni Mitchell met an American folk singer named Chuck Mitchell at the Penny Farthing folk club in Toronto. Not long after their first meeting Joni left Canada for the first time in her life to return to America with Chuck where they were married in his home town, she was 21. Joni said of the wedding:”We had no money. I made my wedding dress… I walked down the aisle brandishing my daisies.”
The couple then moved to Detroit where they became regular performers at local coffee houses with the Chuck and Joni Show. They appeared together in a staged photo spread in the Detroit Free Press intended as a send up of traditional stilted bridal poses.
by 1967 the marriage had dissolved and Joni moved to New York City to pursue her dreams of a solo career.
Denny Doherty & Mama Cass of The Mamas and The Papas in 1967.
It has often been said that Cass Elliott fell in love with Denny Doherty the moment she laid eyes on him. Doherty stated that Elliot once proposed to him, but that he was so stoned at the time, he couldn’t respond. When he confided in her that he was having an affair with their married bandmate Michelle Phillips she was reportedly heart broken.