The summer of 1966 brought the Californian quartet's next hit.
The song didn't make the UK top 20 until it was covered, 24 years after the Mamas and the Papas original, by Liverpool group River City People.
The quartet's debut album displayed their unique ability to “own” songs across a wide range of pop styles, both their compositions and covers.
The California dreamers and their only US No. 1 single.
The quartet were missing the warmth of Los Angeles, but turned that into a gold-certified classic.
The album was a gold-certified No. 2 hit in the US, spending spent over a year on the bestsellers.
Their creative intensity in little more than two initial years of success makes The Mamas and the Papas In 20 Songs an unmissable listen.
The ex-wife of bandmate John Phillips helped to create the sound of California.
As the last surviving member of pop harmony giants the Mamas and the Papas, we celebrate Michelle Phillips' musical legacy on her birthday 4 June 1944.