McFarlane, "Spanky"

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McFarlane, "Spanky" Gender: F
McFarlane, Elaine
born on 19 June 1942 at 05:53 (= 05:53 AM )
Place Peoria, Illinois, 40n42, 89w35
Timezone CWT h5w (is war time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 27°31' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 29°08 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 02°22'


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.


  • associate relationship with Beard, Matthew (born 1 January 1925). Notes: Co-stars in "Our Gang" films
  • associate relationship with DeBorba, Dorothy (born 28 March 1925). Notes: Co-stars in "Our Gang" films
  • associate relationship with Phillips, John (born 30 August 1935). Notes: Members of The New Mamas & the Papas
  • associate relationship with Switzer, Carl (born 8 August 1927). Notes: Co-stars in "Our Gang" films


  • Social : Joined group 1967 (Joined "Spanky and Our Gang," two years)
  • Financial : Best Period 1967 (Popular two year-peak)
  • Social : Joined group 1975 (Reformed group "Spanky and Our Gang")

Source Notes

Linda Clark quotes her, 1984


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Spanky And Our Gang, Mamas & Papas)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Lead singer)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection