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The Mamas and The Papas: Complete Singles Collection is coming to vinyl

December 6, 2019

The Mamas and the Papas’ legacy is being celebrated with a 2-LP, 31-track set that brings together on vinyl the A and B side of every single the group released, all in their rare mono single mixes. The Mamas and The Papas: The Complete Singles arrives on Dec. 6 via Real Gone Music. Over a two-year period, from […]

Behind the song: “Creeque Alley”

May 3, 2019

Check out the original article at Best Classic Bands. The song, credited to the group’s husband-and-wife co-founders John and Michelle Phillips, chronicles the events leading up to the 1965 creation of the Mamas and the Papas, which also included Cass Elliot and Denny Doherty. The lyrics are stocked with names and places, some of which […]

Clive Arrow Smith recalls his photo shoot with Mama Cass

April 24, 2019

Read the original article and see more of Clive Arrow Smith’s photos here. I was shooting a fashion feature at Vogue and I was interrupted when an assistant from the editorial team came in and said “Excuse me Clive, sorry to interrupt you but we want you to do a portrait of Mama Cass”. I was […]

Cass Elliot episode of Scooby Doo to be released

April 4, 2019

Cass Elliot guest-starred on The Haunted Candy Factory episode of Scooby Doo, which aired in 1973. Now, Warner Brothers home entertainment is releasing the episode as part of The New Scooby Doo Movies: The (Almost) Complete Collection and The Best of the New Scooby-Doo Movies: The Lost Episodes,  available June 4!   Read more here:

New Laurel Canyon Documentary to screen on Epix

March 19, 2019

Read the story at Best Classic Bands. A feature-length documentary, Laurel Canyon, is set to premiere later this year. The film, according to a press release, “will pull back the curtain on a mythical world and provide an up-close look at the lives of the musicians who inhabited it. Through rare and newly unearthed footage and audio […]

Hal Blaine, drummer on “California Dreamin'” passes

March 13, 2019

Hal Blaine, the legendary drummer from the Wrecking Crew, passed on March 11, 2019, at 90 years old. Blaine played drums on The Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’” and more than 6,000 singles and 35,000 additional sessions. Blaine also played several live shows with The Mamas and The Papas. He is considered one of […]

Michelle Phillips appears in documentary Feminists: What Were They Thinking?

March 12, 2019

Michelle Phillips appears in the new documentary Feminists: What Were They Thinking? and got a recent boost when Meghan Markle referenced the film in her appearance on International Women’s Day.  Starring Laurie Anderson, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, the film revisits the influential 1977 photography book Emergence by Cynthia MacAdams. MacAdams captured black and white photos featuring pioneering women like […]

Famed Photographer Guy Webster passes away

February 20, 2019

Guy Webster shot the unforgettable cover for If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears, as well as some of the most iconic publicity photos of the Mamas and the Papas of all time. His passing is a huge loss for the artistic community and we are honored to have all of the incredible art […]