The music of the Summer of Love in New York reflected the numerous communities already making noise in the city.
Freeman had his own hit with the song at 18 and saw it covered by everyone from the Beach Boys to John Lennon.
The quartet were missing the warmth of Los Angeles, but turned that into a gold-certified classic.
Capitol’s US release of The Beatles’ Second Album hit record stores on April 10, 1964.
The singer's uplifting 'Move In A Little Closer, Baby' made its Billboard Hot 100 bow on March 15, 1969.
The group's persuasive sound was first heard on record on their self-titled debut album of January 1967.
In little more than two initial years of success, the creative intensity of The Mamas and the Papas created a timeless songbook.
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A look into the many versions of the song written and first recorded by Bobby Freeman.
Soundtrack composers are often the unsung heroes of film, but without their music, the movies would struggle to come to life.
The vocal quartet were on the June 22, 1968 edition to sing 'Twelve Thirty,' a US hit single the year before.
The track evoked the Summer of Love of a few months earlier and made lyrical reference to The Beatles.
Made famous by its appearance in the movie 'Cocktail', The Beach Boys' No.1 hit song 'Kokomo' from 1988 has a fascinating history.
Still known at this time by the name she came to dislike, Mama Cass, she released her debut solo album in October 1968.
As well as creating their own classics, the group had a knack for reinventing other people’s songs, as our playlist shows.