Mama Cass‘s warm, beautiful voice will always touch my heart. Her rendition of Dream a Little Dream of Me was our wedding song and her slow romantic take on the Fabian Andre song can still bring a sentimental tear to my eye and get me a little choked up.
And speaking of choking, let’s dispel the rumor that she died by choking on a ham sandwich, a rumor carried on by our worthless celebrities like Adam Sandler, Robin Williams, and Austin Powers. It is simply not true, and unfairly it’s the only thing many people remember her for. It’s just one of the many times Cass totally got the shaft.
Let’s begin with Michelle Phillips, who stole Cass’ true love (Denny) just because she could. Sure Phillips was undeniably lovely, but she never had as much charm and vitality as Mama, and she obviously wasn’t as nice.
Not to say her life was all sad songs, she was a famous rock singer after all, adored by millions. And she was the member from The Mama’s and the Papa’s with the most successful solo career, spanning eight albums and producing the hits “Make your Own Kind of Music” and “It’s Getting Better“.