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  • California Dreamin'

    Sue Rogers posted on September 05, 2011 17:20

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    "California Dreamin'" is a song written by John and Michelle Phillips in 1963 and first recorded by Barry McGuire. However, the best known version is by The Mamas & the Papas, who sang backup on the original version and released as a single in 1965. The song is #89 in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The lyrics of the song express the narrator's longing for the warmth of Los Angeles during a cold winter in New York City.

    The song became a signpost of the California Myth and the arrival of the nascent counterculture era.

    "California Dreamin' " was certified as a Gold Record (single) by the RIAA in June 1966 and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001.

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