Cass Elliot - Talk led by Larry Bounds


When the Mamas and Papas exploded on the music scene in the mid-1960, they epitomized the counterculture of the day and were referred to as Hippies. One of the singers in the group, Cass Elliot, was not at all conventional. Mama Cass, as she was known, was large, brassy and bold and showed young women across America that anyone could be a star. Her warmth and humor on stage made you feel like you had a friend, a friend that didn’t look like a superstar, but looked like you. The Mamas and the Papas were tremendously successful with songs such as California Dreamin’ and Monday Monday. But that success  was short lived as tensions and in-fighting in the group broke them apart after just two and a half years. Cass then went on to a successful solo career. Her charisma and stage presence helped to overcome  her appearance and made her one of the most influential voices of the 1960’s. She redefined the concept of beauty and built a career on her phenomenal stage presence and powerful voice.  

LIVE IN PERSON PROGRAM – Hughes Main Library. 

LIVESTREAM VIEWING - Want to watch from home?
The Talk will be livestreamed and questions will be taken from the virtual audience. A link to the livestream will be available at the History Comes Alive website when the event starts.

This event is not a costumed performance but will feature audience Q/A. 

  • Presented By: Greenville Chautauqua Society
  • Dates: March 26, 2024
  • Location: Hughes Main Library
  • Address: 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Phone:

    (864) 244-1499

  • Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Price: Free