Mama Cass Elliot

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Tags: 60s female vocalists folk pop oldies Powered by AudioScrobbler
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Ellen Naomi Cohen, 19 September 1941, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 29 July 1974, London, England. Elliot’s professional singing career began in the early 60s as a member of the Triumvirate with Tim Rose and John Brown. This evolved into the Big Three, a pivotal folk group comprising Rose, Elliot and her first husband, James Hendricks. When Rose embarked on a solo career, the remaining duo founded the Mugwumps with Denny Doherty and Zalman ‘Zally’ Yanovsky. Elliot later joined the former in the Mamas And The Papas, one of the most enduring folk rock attractions of the 60s. Her assured, soaring voice proved ideal for songwriter John Phillips’ optimistic compositions, but internal disputes robbed the band of its momentum. In 1968, Elliot began an independent career with Dream A Little Dream, the title track from which reached the US and UK Top 20s (credited to Mama Cass with the Mamas And The Papas). ‘It’s Getting Better’ from...

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