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 "Mama" Cass Elliot
Cass Elliot looked like the mother of a commune, photographed lounging on the grass, a bottle of wine at her side.
Elliot had had her own group, Cass and the Big Three, and had been a member of the Mugwumps with Doherty before joining John Phillips's new band at St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, where the quartet perfected its sound in sunlight and penury.
Elliot was first married to James Hendricks, of Cass and the Big Three, with whom she had a daughter, Owen Vanessa, in 1967, and again briefly to Baron Donald von Wiedenman in 1971.
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 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Music (Ham and Wheeze)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
  "Mama" Cass Elliot of The Mamas and the Papas choked to death on a ham sandwich.
  Cass Elliot's death was initially misreported as having been caused by her choking on a sandwich.
The first reports of Cass Elliot's death said that her physician had stated she "probably choked to death on a sandwich", and the next day's post-mortem reportedly "showed that she died as a result of choking on a sandwich while in bed and from inhaling her own vomit".
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 Cass Elliot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elliot, known for her sense of humor and optimism, was considered by some to be the most charismatic member of The Mamas and The Papas; her warm, distinctive voice was a large factor in their success.
Cass's daughter, Owen Vanessa Elliot, is a singer as well, and in the late 1980s, her idea of recording a anti-drug song using the offspring of 1960s rock stars led to the formation of the vocal group that would be known as Wilson Phillips.
The myth purports that while Cass and the band members were in the Virgin Islands, copper tubing fell on her head and miraculously changed her voice.
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 Cass Elliot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cass changed her last name from Cohen to Elliot in '60 when she was trying to make it as a Broadway actress, the name Elliot came from a dead friend and was intended to be a tribute to him.
For many people, there was in Cass Elliot the sense that if SHE could do it, then THEY could do it, so her true legacy may not be as merely a singer, but as an inspiration.
Cass was born to a middle-class Jewish family where music was ever-present: it's been said that she first developed a love of music by listening to the opera on the radio with her family.
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 Cass Elliot - Music Downloads - Online
In addition, Elliot hosted two prime time TV specials of her own in 1969 and 1973, and appeared on numerous TV shows in the early '70s (including co-hosting The Tonight Show, as well as programs by Mike Douglas, Johnny Cash, Ed Sullivan, Carol Burnett, Tom Jones, and Red Skelton).
But tragedy struck on July 29, 1974, as Elliot died from a heart attack in London during a sold-out, two-week engagement at the London Palladium.
But Elliot's contributions to rock music didn't go unnoticed as the Mamas & the Papas were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 (with Elliot's only child, Owen, accepting the award at the ceremony for her late mother).
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 Cass Elliot & The Musical Theater Connection (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cass' turn with old tunes truly proved itself in her mastery with the standard, "Dream A Little Dream of Me" which served as the embarkation point for her own solo career in 1968.
Cass’ theatricality demonstrated itself in 1970 in her “Special Star” role in the feature film “Pufnstuf” in which performed the song “Different.” This anthem of individuality fit Cass and contributed to the sense of the movie’s “musical” characteristics.
Cass spoke again of doing musical theater in the Spring of 1973 when she told Skitch Henderson she would play the Ethel Merman part of Reno Sweeney in a traveling company of Anything Goes.
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 GW High School ALEX VA Short Stories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Although often maligned in the press for her large size, it was Cass Elliot's larger_than_life personality that endeared her to millions of fans worldwide.
Cass Elliot burst onto the early '60s Greenwich Village folk scene headlining in moderately popular groups such as The Big Three with Tim Rose and James Hendricks (whom she was married to briefly enabling him to avoid being drafted to service in Vietnam), and the Mugwumps with Zal Yanovsky, James Hendricks and Denny Doherty.
Cass took the break_up in stride as she had always wanted to venture out on her own and become a star independently of her Mamas & Papas fame.
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 Cass Elliot Page
From The Big Three, through the Mugwumps, and The Mamas and the Papas, to her solo recordings and collaboration with Dave Mason; Cass presented one of the great voices in music and is still an inspiration as a singer and as a human being today.
Cass performed as a solo act for awhile after the ending of The Mugwumps and was staying with Hendricks in Los Angeles.
Cass collapsed in early 1974 at The Tonight Show studio where she had been scheduled to host and was taken to hospital on a stetcher.
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 Cass Elliot synopsis & grave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cass Elliot was a founder member of the "Mamas and Papas" the 60's flower power group.
Cass was undoubtedly the voice of the "Mamas and Papas" and her sheer size gave her the spotlight.
Cass died in Harry Nilsson's 1970s London flat, located in the building at 12 Curzon Place, Mayfair.
www.hollywoodusa.co.uk /RocknRollHeaven/casselliot.htm   (220 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Cass Elliot: Music: Cass Elliot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cass had seen much change, and she was ready to sing about it.
Cass, always smart, realized that there was no light at the end of the 60's tunnel of drugs and heavy rock.
Was Cass a dying icon of the 60's stuck in the mid 70's genre of disco and heavy metal?
www.amazon.com /Cass-Elliot/dp/B000050AM5   (1500 words)

  
 Harry Nilsson Web Pages
Cass Elliot ("Mama Cass") died in Harry Nilsson's London, England apartment.
After The Big Three folded, Elliot worked as a solo artist before joining the group which became The Mamas and The Papas.
Mama Cass Eliot was inducted (as a member of The Mamas and the Papas) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
www.harrynilsson.com /about-mama-cass.html   (239 words)

  
 Cass Elliot
Cass opted out of college in order to pursue a performance career which included acting and singing in a variety of musical shows.
Even as the Mamas and Papas were in their last year as a group, Cass was already beginning to claim a solo career.
The songs "Dream a Little Dream of Me" and "Midnight Voyage" were released as a single under the names Cass Elliot and the Mamas and Papas.
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 Cass Elliot : Road Is No Place for a Lady - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Cass exudes real power from within, and the superb arrangements by Larry Fallon and Del Newman are what give Lewis Merenstein's production real depth.
This is Elliot going deeper into her Judy Garland phase.
It is total pop sophistication, Mama Cass' voice soaring over the strings, piano, and backing that is a Phil Spector hit without the wall of sound.
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 The C in DJMC--Mama Cass Elliot
Cass Elliot was born in 1941 under the name Ellen Cohen.
It was the end of 1964 and Cass had began working solo and Denny had left to join John Phillips and his wife Michelle as the New Journeymen.
Cass was not an official member, but when Adler gave his approval, Cass signed up quickly.
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 Powell's Books - Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot by   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
How Cass came to join the Mamas and the Papas, and the mix of love, hurt, and betrayal that fractured relationships within the group is central to the story as Cass is driven to strike out on a successful solo career.
This account reveals the considerable unhappiness Cass experienced that was hidden by her jovial facade—her unrequited love for Papa Denny Doherty, her unhappy marriages and affairs, and her tragic death at age 32.
"'Mama' Cass Elliot is often remembered jokingly as the fat female singer from 1960s pop group the Mamas and the Papas who choked to death on a ham sandwich.
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 Mama Cass Elliot - Songs
Cass Elliot was a member of the Big Three and the Mugwumps prior to joining the Mamas & the Papas.
She first recorded as Mama Cass until 1969, then as Mama Cass Elliot.
Around the early 1970s she dropped the "Mama" title completely and went by Cass Elliot.
www.allbutforgottenoldies.net /mama-cass-elliot.html   (251 words)

  
 Cass Elliot Biography (Singer) — Infoplease.com
"Mama Cass" Elliot was a member of the hippie pop group The Mamas and The Papas, along with John Phillips, Michelle Phillips and Denny Doherty.
Initial reports from London said that she had choked to death on a sandwich, and this became an enduring rumor.
In fact, an autopsy concluded that she died of a heart attack.
www.infoplease.com /biography/var/casselliot.html   (233 words)

  
 Cass Elliot - AOL Music
Cass Elliot was born Ellen Naomi Cohen on September 19, 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Cass's daughter, Owen Vanessa Elliot, is a singer as well,...
Download, listen and watch Cass Elliot music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
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This one wasn't a hit, and maybe it's because the combination is so weird - Cass Elliot was one of the Mamas and the Papas.
And I'm not sure what Mason thought Elliot would contribute; he took responsibility for most of the songwriting, singing, and musical arrangements, and the backup band worked with his usual 70s mid-tempo rock formula.
Cass seems to have no personality at all: she always sounds a little flat, a little too quiet, and a little drugged out, and her big string-slathered spotlight is totally dreary ("Here We Go Again").
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 CASS ELLIOTT CDs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In the three years she was a solo artist for ABC/Dunhill, she released two albums (Dream A Little Dream Of Me and Bubble Gum, Lemonade And… Something for Mama, later retitled Make Your Own Kind Of Music) and a handful of singles, all of which are included on The Complete Cass Elliot Solo Collection 1968-1971.
Cass’ daughter, Owen Elliot-Kugell, contributed notes for the release and participated throughout the project.
Rock historian Richard Campbell performed copious feats of discographical and biographical research in support of his extensive liners, and all the tracks were newly mastered from the original tapes by Erick Labson of Universal Mastering West.
www.davidnathan.com /casselliott.htm   (511 words)

  
 Dave Mason And Cass Elliot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
My favorites on this album are "To be free" and "Sit and wonder", but I must comment on "Here we go again" which is a Cass Elliot solo performance.
I was intrigued by the combination of Dave Mason and Cass Elliot.
Although Cass and Mason collaborate on a few songs, make no mistake that Dave Mason is the guiding force behind this album.
www.fleetwoodmac.net /penguin/albums/davecass.htm   (438 words)

  
 CharlieManson.Com - Singer Cass Elliot’s Ex-Fiance Quizzed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A former fiancé of singer Mama Cass Elliot has been questioned about the Tate murder case in Canada and released Canadian authorities reported Thursday.
But another man, also identified as a former fiancé of the singer, is still wanted for questioning, Los Angeles police said.
Elliott, formerly a member of the Mamas and the Papas singing group, was divorced earlier this year and has not remarried.
www.charliemanson.com /news-archive/news-1969-08-29.htm   (660 words)

  
 Cass Elliot: A Who2 Profile (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cass Elliot: A Who2 Profile (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)
Extra credit: Cass appeared in the Saturday morning children's show H.
Elliot appears with John Candy in our loop Died Plump.
www.who2.com.cob-web.org:8888 /casselliot.html   (172 words)

  
 'Mama' Cass Elliot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cass Elliot was born Ellen Naomi Cohen on September 19, 1941, in Baltimore...
The Big 3 / Ellen Naomi Cohen / Cass Elliott / The Mamas & Papas / The Mamas and the Papas / Mamas and Papas
Find where 'Mama' Cass Elliot is credited alongside another name
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 The Mama Cass Television Program - Movie Tome
This website has all you ever needed and wanted to know about the late Cass Elliot.
This 1969 special on ABC-TV marks the comeback of Cass Elliot after a turbulent start regarding her solo career in 1968.
Thinner and back, Miss Elliot is better than ever.
www.movietome.com /movietome/servlet/MovieMain/movieid-120394   (166 words)

  
 Cass Elliot - Discography of Albums - AOL Music
Cass Elliot - Discography of Albums - AOL Music
Dream a Little Dream: The Cass Elliot Collection
Get Cass Elliot album info including titles, track listings, release dates, guest artists, record label and user reviews on AOL Music.
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 Gracenote: Search CDDB
Mama Cass Elliot / Dream A Little Dream The Cass Elliot Collection
Cass / Spundae Pres Cass_Interpretations III (Disc 2)
Mama Cass Elliot / Dedicated To The One I Love
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 CASS ELLIOT Autograph
CASS "MAMA CASS" ELLIOT - PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED - DOCUMENT 48216
One of the founders of the 1960s singing group, The Mamas and the Papas, Cass Elliot (1941-1974), known as "Mama Cass", won gold records for the singles "California Dreamin'" and "Monday, Monday" (1966 Grammy).
She died in 1974 of a heart attack at the age of 32.
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 Mama Cass Elliot Posters: "Mama Cass Elliot" photograph
Mama Cass Elliot Posters: "Mama Cass Elliot" photograph
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