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California Dreamin': The Songs of The Mamas and The Papas (Ed Sullivan/My Music)


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THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW AND MY MUSIC PRESENT CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’:

THE SONGS OF THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS

Airs Tuesday, August 30 at 10 p.m.

The Ed Sullivan Show and TJL Productions’ MY MUSIC series present a 50th anniversary celebration of the harmonious foursome and their 1966 debut hit “California Dreamin,’” a classic that transcends generations. This affectionate tribute spotlights a wealth of vintage television performances, many previously unseen since their original broadcast, along with rare interviews. THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW AND MY MUSIC PRESENT CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’:

With their signature intricate harmonies and mix of male and female voices, The Mamas and the Papas bridged the folk-rock sound of the 1960s with a softer pop sound that instantly endeared the legendary foursome to audiences of all ages. Interviews with “Mama” Michelle Phillips and “Papas” Denny Doherty and John Phillips recall the group’s meteoric rise to the top with fellow member “Mama” Cass Elliot, the beloved icon who would leave The Mamas and the Papas and strike out on a solo career with the 1968 release of “Dream A Little Dream of Me.”

The program features these performances: 

  • “California Dreamin’”
  • “Monday, Monday”
  • “Dream A Little Dream Of Me”
  • “Dedicated To The One I Love”
  • “Words Of Love”
  • “I Saw Her Again”
  • “Twelve Thirty”
  • “Dancing In The Street”
  • “I Call Your Name”
  • “Do You Believe In Magic”
  • “Somebody Groovy”
  • “My Heart Stood Still”
  • “Dancing Bear”
  • “Once Was A Time I Thought”