The Mamas and the Papas song California Dreamin' is ranked #48 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll.
The Mamas and the Papas officially broke up in July of 1968.
The record label came up with a Greatest Hits album to fulfill The Mamas and the Papas contract,
The Mamas and the Papas were contracted to come up with another album and were coming up blank so they decided to take a trip to Europe.
The Mamas and the Papas was asked to perform at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967 but due to the still fragile state the band was in they played terribly.
After the reconciling of John and Michelle, Denny who had had an affair with Michelle began to drink heavily having to see John and Michelle back together again.
John reconciled with Michelle and she rejoined The Mamas and the Papas.
After Michelle was kicked out of The Mamas and the Papas they hired a replacement for her. Her name was Jill Gibson. She did well with Michelle's songs and added the beauty and spark that Michelle lacked but the audiences didn't accept Jil l and the band was forced to fire her.
The Mamas and the Papas finally broke up when the three members voted then went to court to kick Michelle out of the band,.
The Mamas and the Papas broke up due to infidelity amongst themselves.
The Mamas and the Papas was watching Hell's Angel when they heard the line about some people call their women cheap, but we just call them our Mamas. 'Mama' Cass Elliot rang out she wanted to be a Mama. Michelle chimed in that she did to. John said then he wanted to be a Papa and thus the name came to life.
The original name picked for the group was The Magic Carpet but decided to change it to The Mamas and the Papas to have a name easier to remember.
The Mamas and the Papas first recorded album was If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears.
The Mamas and the Papas first big hit which threw them into their popularity was California Dreamin.
Between 1965 and 1968 The Mamas and the Papas produced and had five chart toping albums.
The Mamas and the Papas were one of the very few groups to survive during the time of the British Invasion.
The Mamas and the Papas were extremely popular in the 1960's when they produced over 10 hit songs in a very short period of time.