How to Play “California Dreamin” by the Mamas and the Papas – Easy Songs For Acoustic Guitar


Top 10 Greatest Mamas And Papas Songs Of All Time

Their idyllic soft pop repertoire ensures that Cass Elliot, John Phillips, Michelle Phillips and Denny Doherty will always be welcome in most discerning households. The quintessential folk-rock sound of the mid-60s (alongside The Lovin’ Spoonful) made The Mamas And The Papas chart regulars who sold over 40 million albums in a very short time span.

The group also appeared at the historic Monterey International Pop Festival and had Jimi Hendrix open for them at the Hollywood Bowl. But beneath the sunny façade, internal tensions were always boiling – they gave Fleetwood Mac a run for their money in that regard – but it’s the music that endures: those peachy harmonies and once heard, never forgotten tunes matched to literate songwriting. Reacquaintance with their music is always a delight, and if argument rages over the 10 greatest Mamas And Papas songs of all time, so much the better. This is the sound of California dreaming, and a delicious echo from an innocent time. Well… almost innocent…



8 Reasons to Move to California

Natural beauty, cutting-edge technology, vibrant food culture, movies and music – California has it all…

California Means Music – San Francisco set the stage for the psychedelic 1960’s, and LA’s Laurel Canyon played host to a peaceful, easy gathering of the 1970’s brightest singer/songwriters. From hair metal to hip hop, California has always attracted musicians and music fans. It also catches the eye of lots of music students who head west to attend some of the best music schools and conservatories in the country…


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