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Flashback: Cass Elliot Performs a Shimmery ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’ in 1970

Flashback: Cass Elliot Performs a Shimmery ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’ in 1970

Forty-five years ago today, the world lost “Mama” Cass Elliot, member of the Mamas and the Papas and a pivotal figure in the 1960s California rock scene. She was found dead at the infamous 1 Curzon Place, a London apartment that Harry Nilsson had rented out to the star. (Four years later, Keith Moon would die in the same apartment, also at 32 years old.)

Contrary to a nasty urban legend, Elliot did not die from choking on a ham sandwich, which London celebrity doctor Anthony Greenburgh originally told the Daily Express.

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