Category: Cass Elliot

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Mama Cass Elliot performing on The Hollywood Palace with guest host Sammy Davis Jr. in 1969.

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Jimi Hendrix, Michelle Phillips, and Cass Elliot photographed by Henry Diltz

backstage at the Hollywood Bowl, August 1967.

Jimi Hendrix opened for The Mamas and Papas. He returned as a headliner in 1968.

The Mamas and the Papas in Beverly Hills, 1965. Photos by Bruce McBroom 

This was shot in 1965 after they got their royalty checks for their first big hit, “California Dreamin’”. They each spent their money on new expensive cars. Cass Elliot bought a Porsche, Denny bought a Lincoln Continental, and John and Michelle bought an XKE Jaguar.

‘Mama’ Cass Elliot and her daughter Owen in 1967.

Photos by Gene Trindl

Cass Elliot, best known as a member of The Mamas & the Papas, in New York City in 1967.

Photos by Jerry Schatzberg

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“Mama Cass” Elliot and daughter Owen on her 1968 Norton Commando motorcycle at home on Woodrow Wilson Drive in Laurel Canyon, 1968.

Photos by Henry Diltz

Cass Elliot on her television variety special ‘Don’t Call Me Mama Anymore,’ Spetember 28, 1973.

‘Mama’ Cass Elliot performing on The Hollywood Palace with guest host Sammy Davis Jr. Airdate: November 1, 1969.

Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Nico, Mama Cass and Michelle Phillips at the Monterey Pop Festival on June 18, 1967.

‘Mama’ Cass Elliot and daughter Owen on her 1968 Norton Commando motorcycle at home on Woodrow Wilson Drive in Laurel Canyon, 1968.

Photos by Henry Diltz