YouTube is smart. After watching the Englebert Humperdinck video, it said I would like to watch The Mamas & the Popas singing California Dreamin’. YouTube was right about that!
I have three major observations about this video:
1. In the 1960s, California was viewed as this amazing place where courageous people from the east coast could move to for a better way of life. Better weather (the main point of the song) and better everything else. There is no longer a magical place like 1960s California.
2. The guys in this video are majorly nerdy, aren’t they?
3. “Mama” Cass Elliot is a horizontally large woman. There’s this meme in the comments about how women in the 1960s were so much thinner, but that’s not apparent from watching this video.
Unfortunately she died at the age of 32, from a heart attack, after 8 months of starvation dieting. Her inability to accept her fat killed her.