September 19, 1941 – July 29, 1974
One of the first singing groups that I remember when I was a child was The Mamas and The Papas. Four very talented performers made up this vocal group, Michelle and John Phillips, Cass Elliot and Denny Doherty.
I can still remember singing along with the car radio to Monday, Monday and California Dreamin’.
When the band broke up in 1968, I was glad to see that Cass Elliot had decided to begin a solo career, as she was my favorite singer from that group.
It was a neighborhood friend who informed me of her death, at the age of 32. It was first reported that Elliot had died from chocking on a ham sandwich. Her cause of death was later confirmed as a heart attack.
In 1998, The Mamas and The Papas were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Elliot’s daughter, Owen, accepted this posthumously award for her mother.
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
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Make Your Own Kind Of Music
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It’s Getting Better
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