Gone But Not Forgotten: Cass Elliot Lives On Through Her Voice

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was a short-lived and beloved variety program with Tom and Dick Smothers at the helm. The show ran from 1967-1970 and ended because CBS fired the comedy and music duo for addressing anti-war and hippie counterculture on the show.

Before they left that they had some pretty spectacular guests on the program- like Mama Cass Elliot of the Mamas and the Papas.

The Mamas and therefore the Papas’ version of “Dream a touch Dream of Me” was a stunning throwback to earlier days. The song was written in 1931 and enjoyed revivals by Doris Day and Martin , among many others over the years.

The very best chart-topper was Elliot’s version. When Elliot appeared on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1968 she made the audience melt, while Tom Smothers supplied the comedic relief. Have a glance at these two in action within the video below.

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