'Monday,Monday (above) and 'California Dreamin' (below)
The Mamas & the Papas - Folk rock of the'60's
The Mamas & the Papas were a leading vocal group of the 1960s. The group recorded and performed from 1965 to 1968 with a short reunion in 1971, releasing five albums and achieving ten hit singles.
The band's first single,"Go Where You Wanna Go", was released 1965 and failed to chart. However, the second single, "California Dreamin'" was released late 1965 and quickly peaked at number four in the US. The band's debut, "If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears", was released in early 1966 and became the band's first and only number one album on the Billboard 200. In the UK, the album peaked at number three and remains the groups highest charting album there.
The third and final single from their debut was "Monday, Monday", which became the band's first and only number one hit in the US. The song brought the band international success when it peaked at number three in the UK.
The group of four were Mama Cass Elliot, John Phillips, Denny Doherty, Michelle Phillips. Mama Michelle is the last surviving original member of The Mamas and The Papas.