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Cass was the star of the vocal group The Mamas & The Papas!

Mama Cass spent most of her time and had the most success with the band The Mamas & The Papas. A hugely successful vocal group between 1965 and 1968.

During this short period of time, The Mamas And The Papas became world-famous by getting eleven top 40 singles from five albums. In total, they sold over forty million albums worldwide.

Before The Mamas and The Papas released their debut album, they’d already had two hit singles which would then be included on their debut, If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears.

These two smash hit tunes were Monday, Monday, and California Dreamin’, in a way the band’s biggest tunes.

Released in early 1966, it reached #1 in the album charts. California Dreamin’ only got to #4, Monday, Monday claimed the top spot.

On their second album, also released in 1966, we didn’t see any hits, still, the album got to #4 in the charts. One standout cover on this release was Martha and The Vandellas Dancing In The Street.

Their next album, Deliver, didn’t have any big tunes either, covers in My Girl as well as Twist And Shout stand out.

1968, they released the humorously called The Papas & The Mamas. Here we find their awesome version of Dream A Little Dream Of Me, which Mama Cass basically sang solo on.

Their final studio album, released in 1971 had no significant tunes on it. Mama Cass would go on to release a few more albums, something she had started doing already in 1968, and perhaps explains why as a band, they didn’t release anything for two years.

Mama Cass’s final album, released in September 1973 was live and entitled Don’t Call Me Mama Anymore. It didn’t do well but just for its hilarious title, definitely deserves a mention!

In 1974, after a sold-out, two-week stint at the London Palladium, Mama Cass returned to flat No. 12 at 9 Curzon Place, Mayfair where she died in her sleep from a heart attack. Two years later, The Who’s drummer Keith Moon died in the same flat.

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Dancing In The Street

Dancing In The Street chords

You can learn how to play Dancing In The Street by Martha and the Vandellas using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, and the original recording.

E7 | E7 (D/E) | E7 | E7 (D/E) |
Callin’ out around the world, are you ready for a brand new beat…

Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Dream A Little Dream Of Me chords

You can learn how to play Dream A Little Dream Of Me by Mama Cass using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, TAB, and Spytunes video guitar lessons.

C Gbdim7 | Ab6 G |
Stars shining bright above you…

My Girl

My Girl chords

You can learn how to play My Girl by The Temptations using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, TAB, and the original recording.

C | F | C | F |
I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day…

Twist & Shout

Twist and Shout chords

You can learn how to play Twist & Shout by The Beatles using chords, lyrics, TAB, chord analysis, and the original recording.

A5 (C#) | D5 G5 A5 |
Well, shake it up, baby, now (shake it up, baby)…

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