One of my favorite groups growing up was the Mama’s and the Papa’s led by Mama Cass Elliot, who died at an early age (32) of a heart attack-here she is with Michele Phillips wearing large 1960’s sunglasses
Mama Cass and Michele Phillips in the 1960’s
The song “Mama, I Remember You Now” by the Swedish artist Marit Bergman is a tribute to Elliot. She was the subject of a 2004 stage production in Dublin, The Songs of Mama Cass, with Kristin Kapelli performing main vocals. The Crosby, Stills & Nash Greatest Hits album released in 2005 was dedicated to Cass Elliot. The British film Beautiful Thing heavily features her recordings, and the memory of her plays a role in the life of one character.
Donovan‘s song “The Fat Angel” is a heartfelt tribute to Cass Elliot.