Fri. Jun 14th, 2024
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02 Trashy Breakups: California Dreamin’ | The Mamas & The Papas

It’s been a while since we followed the dysfunction of a band’s trashy breakup, but Alicia has a good one this week! For three brief, shining years, The Mamas & The Papas were chart topping leaders of the late ’60s hippie sound. Born in professional jealousy, romantic rivalry, and personality conflict, the band’s run ended almost as suddenly as it began.


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Alicia’s Receipts

Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of ‘Mama’ Cass Elliot, by Eddi Fiegel (Amazon link)

Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll’s Legendary Neighborhood, by Michael Walker (Amazon link)

The Mamas & The Papas – California Dreamin’ (Official HD Video) (YouTube link)

Behind the Music The Mamas and the Papas (YouTube link)

Michelle Phillips, 1986 (YouTube link)

Mamas & Papas’ John & Michelle Phillips (separately) on Bob Costas, 1990 (YouTube link)

Creeque Alley (YouTube link)

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