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 10 April 1964.
The singer's uplifting 'Move In A Little Closer, Baby' made its Billboard Hot 100 bow on 15 March 1969.
The group's persuasive sound was first heard on record on their self-titled debut album of January 1967.
Freeman had his own hit with the song at 18 and saw it covered by everyone from the Beach Boys to John Lennon.
Their creative intensity in little more than two initial years of success makes uDiscover's The Mamas and the Papas In 20 Songs an unmissable listen.
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 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 musical 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.
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.
Worldwide changes during the Summer Of Love hit an interesting funnel in New York City in what had been a traditional centre for artists in the jazz, rhythm’n’blues and early rock’n’roll communities.
Webster shot many famous album cover images of the 1960s and early 1970s.