I was given a double CD set today (no comments about dotage please ) and it had the obligatory booklet. What surprised me was the nice tribute given to Mama Cass Elliott at the end of the booklet.
I wasn’t aware that there was such a close relationship.
Anyone know more about the closeness?
I found this:
Expert: Jan Greenberg - 10/22/2006
I think you mentioned previously that it was Joni Mitchel that introduced Graham Nash to David Crosby and Stephen Stills but I noticed on that 2004 Crosby Nash cd that it thanked Cass (I’m guessing Cass Elliot) for introducing Nash and Crosby to each other. I was wondering if it was Joni Mitchel or Cass Elliot? Thanks for your time.
We are actually both right. Mama Cass Elliot did intoduce David to Graham. But the 3 of them came together at Joni Mitchell’s house. Stills & Crosby were working on some material together & Joni & Graham were dating. They all ended up at the same place at the right time. The rest, as they say, was history!!
I still love them. I’ll never tire of those harmonies. (And I have a forever crush on Graham Nash.)
And now I have a musical conspiracy theory…
Looking up Mama Cass on wiki it says:
Elliot gave birth to a daughter, Owen Vanessa Elliot, on April 26, 1967. She never publicly identified the father, but many years later, Michelle Phillips helped Owen locate her biological father.  Owen grew up to become a singer as well and toured with former Beach Boy Al Jardine…
Oh really? - now I wonder…
And Al Jardine in wiki had an album called “Papa Loved Mama”.
So I have no idea where I am going